I have been using NOD for almost a year now, configured it to Blackspears settings and have not had any problems. I even had IMON set to higher efficiency without any issues to Opera or FF as my browsers. However for the past few days I noticed that my browsing experience has become very sluggish, with many sites (incl. this forum) not loading up properly but timing out. The reason I am thinking it is related to Imon is that my pc is connected via a LAN and other PC on the same network (like the one I am using now) don't show any issues (this one has a different AV). I checked my Imon settings and tried to change these to higher compatibilty but that did not change anything. I then tried (for testing purposes) to exclude Opera.exe from being scanned in Imon. Strangely enough Imon ignored my request as I could see the files were still being scanned. I thought about the firewall acting up but there are no blocked entries in the firewall traffic log. I can see the sites listed as allowed and both Opera and FF has full rights. Perpaps someone else has some ideas? Any issues with recent updates/upgrades or suggestions on how to test further Imon? I have done full scans with NOD and an AT but nothing is being flagged there either.