I followed the instructions, but imapi.exe, alg.exe and wscntfy.exe still load after 2~3 minutes. I tried the Microsoft Bootvis program, but that isn't working neither. Internet Explorer still loads the page (I can run the program itself right in the beginning, but then he can't load the homepage until suddenly after 2~3 minutes www.google.nl loads. In this case where I disabled all network-connections, google wasn't loading at all of course). So it wasn't NOD32 that delayed IE. @ De Hollander: When I disable imapi.exe or wuauclt.exe, unfortunately the problem keeps existing.