When I run a SPYBOT S&D scan, it drags on and on unless I disable ESS Virus/Spyware. Looking at Windows Task Manager, with ESS enabled, the ESET file ekrn.exe is hogging all the cpu - with ESS disabled, ekrn.exe takes 0cpu and allows SPYBOT to take up to 99% of the cpu for a fast scan. I am wondering if ESS thinks SPYBOT needs to be checked for some reason. Anyone have an idea what is going on and how to fix it, rather than shutting down ESS [I do this off line so it doesn't matter anyway!]. I am using the latest released versions of XP, SPYBOT and ESS. Thanks.