As the title says I keep reading about AVs (not only Nod) being disabled by a virus. Originally this was the main reason to have HIPS on my system, to protect from termination other security programs. I've decided to run without HIPS as my system is always on a virtual mode. My query is why wouldn't Nod use the same protection against termination that seems to be common to most HIPS? Would passwording access to Nod improve the odds against termination? Would protecting the registry help as well against termination? I think it is bad enough for an AV to miss a virus, but to be disabled as well it seems to me almost humiliating. By all means it's never happened to me (touch wood) and I'm very happy with Nod's performance.