I was certain that I saw something about this mentioned in a thread somewhere, but I can't find the information with the forum search tool. Here's the story: I use NOD32 3.0 RC1 under Vista Business. Looking forward to the final release. I must use a Check Point Connectra VPN to connect to a client's infrastructure so I can administer some of his systems remotely. That VPN requires me to use one from a list of anti-virus software programs. I chose CA's least intrusive package as being the least obnoxious choice. I run NOD32 at all times, and have the CA antivirus software disabled. I have to enable the CA antivirus real-time protection in order to log on to the stupid VPN. How do I temporarily disable all real-time protection in NOD32? It only lets me turn off Web threat scanning, but not real time file protection. And, believe me, I have to turn off the NOD32 real-time protection before enabling the CA real-time protection. I tried running them together just once, and it resulted in the only system lock-up I have ever seen in Vista! I have been running Vista business on 5 systems since RTM, and this really got my attention. Everything, except the mouse cursor, stopped responding. I had to force the system down by holding the power button. Please help me if you can. I do NOT want to abandon NOD32 and use the crappy little CA client (or anything else that the CheckPoint VPN works with, for that matter) just so I can get on this one stupid VPN.