ekern is running nearly constantly on my laptop now. I've opened the settings dialogue and disabled everything -- and my CPU is STILL pegged at 100%!! It was bad enough when this disabled my Win7 Home laptop for several minutes on first boot, but now, this is happening repeatedly throughout the day. The following is the stuff in the About panel: Virus signature database: 4986 (20100330) Update module: 1031 (20091029) Antivirus and antispyware scanner module: 1268 (20100325) Advanced heuristics module: 1101 (20100309) Archive support module: 1110 (20100325) Cleaner module: 1048 (20091123) Anti-Stealth support module: 1017 (20100204) SysInspector module: 1214 (20100127) Self-defense support module : 1014 (20100324) If I have to run with everything disabled in order to get CPU cycles back, I might as well uninstall this and buy a different product!!