I'm a computer consultant and try to keep my laptop as secure as possible. I have a flash drive that is used to load spyware and malware tools on clients' computers. Several weeks ago I inserted it into my laptop and got a rude surprise! Something Sophos calls W32/Niya-C found its was onto my flash drive and when Windows ran autorun.inf, Niya-C came to visit. Nod32 detected it but did not entirely stop it. It detected "ftp34.dll" and almost immediately after that all my icons changed and all my file associations got corrupted. What saved me was a scheduled Acronis backup and I was able to resurrect my system. I set out to better protect myself by removing NOD32 and replacing it with eset's security suite. I used the Blackspears.xml settings file and then tweaked it for maximum protection while still allowing me to use incoming remote desktop sessions. I have also seen client systems where I previously installed NOD32 and set it to maximum protection, still come in with nasty ZLOB infestations. Am I missing something in my settings? Help! My laptop is an XP Pro SP2 fully patched. Browser IE7. P 4 2.0GHZ, 2 GB RAM, Eset smart security. At the time of the mishap I had NOD32 verion 3 with the latest available update, with protection set to max.