...at least it manifested several characteristics of a virus...gets into the OS and won't get out, unable to delete files, still functions after you thought you had deleted it, gets all intertwingled with the OS... But seriously, I was very surprised and quite irritated at what happened tonight. I decided I would install the release candidate and I would do so after I uninstalled the previous beta 4 version. When I deliberately delete something I want it gone - I don't want any vestiges hanging on for the ride. What happened is after I uninstalled it, the eye in the task bar was still there telling me that I was unprotected...no kidding Dick Tracy. I rebooted the machine and when it came back up there was the eye...what this about? I tried deleting some hangers on files but was denied access. So, I went into safe mode and deleted everything I could find in the registry relating to NOD32, eset, and ekrn - this took about 30 minutes. I rebooted thinking to myself - that bloody eye better not be there staring at me now - it wasn't - so I then installed the RC without a hitch and everything is working fine. BUT...why did ESET put me through this...how do you justify refusing to vacate the premises when I say begone!...that's just not right.