This is a follow on to a thread names "Problem with Streaming" in this same forum. The discussion was abandoned at a crucial point. Both ESET Moderator "Macros" and Global Moderator "Cudni" participated. I hope that one of them or someone else knowledgeable in the problem described next will respond and clarify. From the cited thread, I gather that: 1) Turning off "HTTP Checking" is at least as powerful as unchecking "Active Mode" for all browsers, i.e., when its turned off, all settings for particular Browsers are meaningless. 2) Turning off "HTTP Checking" or unchecking the right Browser is necessary to play streams. (In prior thread I pointed at two streams from PBS net radio stations.) 3) If you turn off "HTTP Checking" and/or uncheck "Active Mode" for a browser in use, there is no real-time (in the non-ESET technical meaning of the term) chcking of data as it comes into the computer. 4) Your computer is then protected only by what ESET calls its "real time protection modules". I presume, but don't know, that this means the next time the file is opened, executed, etc. it will be scanned. What if the browser doesn't store the data as a file? 5) There is/isn't risk in turning off "HTTP Checking"? Could someone knowledgeable please comment on the five assumptions/questions enumerated above. And, most important, tell me: 6) What additional risks am I running when I disable "HTTP Checking"? 7) If the answer to 6 is none, then what is the use of "HTTP Checking"?