After uninstalling NOD32 v2.5 and installing v2.7, my Verizon DSL (Westell 6100) modem started acting crazy while using AOL instant messenger. Red Internet light, no Internet light, blinking DSL light. I have spent about 25 hours on the phone with Verizon DSL tech support, AOL tech support, Microsoft PC Safety tech support and NOD32 (AntiVirus) tech support. My machine is 333Mhz Dell, 287 MB RAM, 8 GB hard drive, Win 98SE, AOL 7.0, NOD32 v2.7. I really can't afford a slower/heavier virus scanner. I have uninstalled/reinstalled my NOD32 software, AOL 7.0 software, modem firmware, installed new modem passwords etc, reconfigured registries, removed old modem and installed a new Westell 6100 modem, etc. Verizon has checked my lines and no problems, 860 kbps, 19/34 dB s/n ratio, etc. AND still my modem is knocking me offline with its xmas-tree-like blinking array of lights. NOD32 tech support has only offered a silly solution of disabling my IMON module. Why should I disable the module that will find 99% of all incoming viruses?? HELP!!! What's going on?