determined to try it, i uninstalled my trial of nod32 and in its place installed KAV 220.127.116.116. i got the beta key from the forum and the install when smoothly. booting the comp wasnt slow or anything tho KAV wasnt teh first icon in the systray. after setting KAV to max and changing a few other settings, i found it ran well on my comp. it was on my athlon xp 2400 not the usual athlon 64 3200 either. i now take back everything bad i said about KAV. the memory usage seems to fluctuate around, sometimes high sometimes low, but it not a big deal. Also is scanning ur computer a non-critical event? for whatever reason i unchecked that option and after running a scan i couldnt find any logs. i dont know how long the scan took, but it wasnt very fast. after 28 or so minutes it was only at 55%. at least the scan didnt find anything so i know nod32 did its job in protecting me.