Hi all, I have no idea where to ask this question, so I'm asking it here as I believe Kaspersky may be at the root of my problems, or at least the most decipherable symptom of my problems. By these forums, there also seem to be some very knowledgeable posters here. I am using Kaspersky 6 on a brand new computer and everything has been fine for about a month or so. Suddenly, a few of days ago, my computer slowed to a crawl without any apparent reason. I have run dozens of adaware scans, virus scans, and hard drive checks and the only thing I can find that seems to be unusual is that Kaspersky is constantly taking up 24 - 26% of my system resources. No other program is taking up resources. I find this disconcerting as my rig is pretty good, with a 2.4gig quad core Conroe and 2 gigs of very very fast ram. If I kick off a system scan in Kaspersky, it takes approximately 2 days (!) to complete the scan, and then show no issues. I cannot stop the avp.exe process as I get an 'access is denied' dialogue. Last piece of information, my computer is most noticeably slow when browsing the net. Even loading my google home page can take forver, and will often freeze the computer for several minutes. Could this be a Kaspersky problem, or do you think it's indicative of a deeper issue? Thanks in advance for any advice!