Hello, I have no complaints about this software and i'm happy knowing I have the best one out there I used Kaspersky for several years after doing my research on "the best" (subjective I know) AV software, but IMO Kaspersky has much to my chagrine gotten bloated and slower over the last couple versions. (Since about 6.x onward). Anyway, I am a gamer and power-user and thus need to squeeze every last bit of performance out of my system at times. Is there a way to completely end the ekrn process? Obviously it's self-protected, so I can't simply End Task it. I don't see a need to be sucking up 50+MB of RAM and all that if I don't even have (or need) active protection at the time. After all it's my system, right? I should be able to choose when to have it running... this is the only thing I miss after switching from Kaspersky. If this isn't possible, please consider it. Your gamer and poweruser customers will thank you!