As many others have experienced, my xp os takes a considerably longer amount of time to shut down ever since nod32 has been installed. Like many others, I have obviously tried uninstalling (which removes the problem) and reinstalling (which subsequently brings the problem back). Leads me to believe that it is definitely nod32 doin it. I have read that IMON is the problem and when disabled, this IMON process problem is no longer an issue. I was looking to try this. However, my question: when I go to the resident module IMON and select "QUIT" (rather than the check mark icon to disable), i get a notice saying that IMON will be removed from the registry and will not come up on my next restart. Obviously those are my intentions anyways, but does this also mean that i will never again be able to load IMON without reinstalling the entire nod32 application? I currently do not run any pop3 accounts or other on-computer email clients (such as outlook, etc), so I do not necesarily require the IMON anyways. However, I would like to know if I would still have the chance to re-enable IMON sometime in the future if I should happen to get a pop3 account up and running. Any help/other hints for the long shut down problem would be much appreciated!