for previous reference: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=190378 --- So, i decided to try NOD32 v3 instead. and low and behold, same shite. surprise. Now, POP3 and HTTP scanning dont work, and virus scanner cant init nor scan (instantly reports 0 scanned, 0 detected when clicking standard scan) So, what is it exactly im doing wrong? ive sent a logfile of ESS, do you want one from NOD32 v3 too? ID REALLY LIKE A RESPONS. I will now go back to my PAID version of NOD32 v2.7 which works SPLENDID. Expect me to not rebuy NOD32 when my license expires if this does not resolve.