For the life of me, I can't figure out what's going on. I'm using the latest release version of NOD32 (2.50.25), XP sp2... and Outpost firewall... and IE6 (firefox gave me problems with some images). I do a lot of graphics work, and often need to download jpg images of all sizes. Since upgrading from the 2.13 version, when I go to a thumbnail page, many of the thumbs are missing, and I get the red Xs. Also, when I try to open images, many of them open as code. I tried changing the encoding... clearing my cache... all the usual things, but nothing helped. Tonight, I decided to disable IMON, and lo & behold, everything worked perfectly. I have IMON configured as outlined by Blackspear. All my apps are set at high-efficiency. I don't like all the pop-ups NOD displays, and have never been able to figure out how to configure it, so I have no pop-ups for images, but can stay in active mode. So one question is, how could I do this? In previous versions, I never had all the pop-ups from NOD. I don't like the way images just pop on the screen, so I had configured IMON to scan all files, except jpgs & gifs. When I remove those exceptions, the thumbs & jpgs load properly, but there's the delay with the images... and they pop on, rather than scan as they are opening. So, I'd like to be able to stay in active mode... I'd like IMON not to scan images... and I'd like everything to load properly. Any ideas how I might achieve this? I hope I've been pretty clear, and would appreciate any help... thanks!