OS: Wxp home sp3 CPU: Phenom 8450 Triple Core 2.1 GHz RAM: 2GB So on my Taskbar, I have a shortcut to a folder stored in my start menu that has shortcuts to all my applications. One of the subfolders is named "Media" . When I hover my mouse over media, stuff freezes. Note this freeze is only temporary (1-2 minutes) and may not occur for a very long time even if i repeat the mouse hover over Media. The definition of "long time" has yet to be fixed as I have yet to do test where I try this menu again during the same logged in session after several hours. Tree structure Apps >> AHK >> Games >> Media >> shortcuts to various programs located in c:\program files\... Stuff that freezes: Process Explorer cpu updates from the main PE window. Process Explorer cpu updates from the system tray icon by the clock. Task bar updates in general ie, the Apps drop down menu tree I clicked on will remain even if I click on the desktop. Everything else is fine though I forgot the outcome if I tried the start menu, but none of the system tray icons were accessible. And I do not remember if I could click on task bar window tabs. Now while this is all iced over, I'm free and welcome to keep using Firefox, but I think even the desktop is immobilized so I have virtually no way to access the C dir unless I use firefox . Also while this freeze is up, nothing can overlap the drop down menus so I can only see part of the Firefox browser window that is not covered. One more thing. This problem did not occur with the 2nd to last version of NOD32. Also I have tested it on other folder drop downs in start >> programs and have found similar freezes. Similar freezes: Start menu >> programs >> URLSnooper >> mp3gain >> imgburn Though these freezes are shorter. What do I do? I love this program to death and I'm not dropping it. I did do a custom scan of the apps\media folder specifically and there were no failed scans as another post around here suggested I do that. FYI: I have 15 shortcuts in the media folder, is that my problem that it's having to run all over the harddrive to check out the .exes?