ESET Smart Security is crippling my web browsing while running uTorrent. web pages load extremely slow, if at all. i did NOT have this issue before installing ESS. and if i kill the ekrn.exe process, web browsing returns to normal, so it's definitely ESS. this is NOT a bandwidth issue, as this happens even when there is no traffic, and i have plenty of bandwidth anyway. i have limited the maximum number of connections with no helpful results, but i shouldn't have to do that anyway, as i have absolutely no issues when ESS is not running. also, any handling of .exe files within Windows Explorer is extremely slow with ESS running. even simply right-clicking an .exe file will cause Explorer to hang for several seconds before displaying the context menu. moving, copying and opening .exe files all cause the same issue. again, if i kill the ekrn.exe process, everything is noraml. so does anyone have any suggestions or fixes? i'm using ESS 3.0.669.0 and Windows XP SP3. thanks.