Hello, based on a thread I created yesterday on a 3rd best av for our 3 pcs, I thought I'd give dr Web a go, since it is apparently light on resources and very good at its job. Well, I'm not sure how the users banging on about it's light footprint have it setup, but I had it setup with all the bells and whistles switched on and the pc takes *much* *much* longer to startup (after logging in obviously) than did nod32 (fully belled & whistled ) and even longer than KAV 5! (equally belled & whistled ) Now this particular pc is hardly state of the art, but I believe that it isn't quite so archaic that I need to turn pages on a calendar whilst waiting for the system to become usable! I have read many many posts on these forums and tend to trust the majority of opinions herein, but this time I'm shocked and disappointed. Perhaps I'm missing something in the settings, maybe there is a 'switch number crunching to abacus' mode selected in the options somewhere that I've missed I don't know. I do know that if I switch to smart mode scanning and don't scan archives it speeds up nicely, but so do the chances of getting a virus! Your opinions will be most welcome, but please note that I'm merely stating my findings in the hope of enlightenment and not wishing to start a flame war. The PC in question is an Athlon 1200 with 512Mb Ram by the way, and as I stated, it's not state of the art, but was capable of running KAV or Nod32 without passing off it's digital coil... As always, many thanks in advance, # Toby.