I've upgraded NOD32 from 2.0 to the new version 2.12.2 and I've noticed that NOD now starts Winmgmt.exe. My recollection is that 2.0 didn't do this. It's an irritant as I try to keep unnecessary programs from running as much as possible but it's not a big deal. I was wondering what the reason for this is. It would be nice to be able to stop this though I doubt if it's possible. Thanks.