I have downloaded the latest beta(fresh install) just 2 days ago and I am generally very pleased with the new version 2. However, on a Pentium III, 384mB Ram, Win2000(SP3) system I have noticed the following; 1. On bootup, the splash screen 'hangs' for about 30 sec as a grey rectangle, then the usual coloured logo kicks in. 2. On bootup, Amon is increasing the bootup time from about 1 minute to over 3 minutes. This includes a long 'churning' of the hard drive for about 90 secs, after everything has loaded in the system tray( Amon the last to load ) Are these both due to Amon checking memory? In addition, now that version 2 has automatic updating, I can now replace Norton AV with NOD on my daughter's laptop. Does the updater simply go and find the recent update when a connection to the web is made? i.e. can I accept the default settings or would I need to adjust the scheduler for 'silent' updating?