NOD32 has been protecting my PC for well over a year now and I have nothing but praise for the software. Blackspear's "Extra settings for NOD32..." not only helped me get the correct settings, but also gave me a better understanding of NOD32 and how it works. Always leave myself open to a better mouse trap, but it would have to be one heck of a trap for me to switch. Just recently, I decided to schedule a program to run weekly. I brought up the "Scheduled Task Wizard", clicked on "Next", and the Task Wizard locked up. I have "Process Explorer" running in my sys tray, the window showed 100% CPU usage. I hovered my pointer over the Process Explorer window and it showed NOD32 kernel as the application using 100% CPU. Used Process Explorer to kill Scheduled Task Wizard. Tried using "Scheduled Task Wizard" a couple more times with the same results. I then unplugged my ethernet cable, went to Services and manually stopped the NOD32 Kernel Service. I was then able to use the "Scheduled Task Wizard" with no problems. It may be something in my system causing a conflict with NOD32, or it may be something I'm doing incorrectly, but all in all it's no big deal. At least I know what the problem is and a workaround for it. I don't always post, but I do visit this forum regularly and haven't read of any problems with Scheduled Task Wizard and NOD32, which makes me think the cause is within my system. Any ideas?