I now have several machines that in the last 24-48 hours have all presented the same symptom as reported here: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=284060 However, I'm unwilling to uninstall and re-install on all the machines (as post #4 to that suggests), just because there is some bug in the virus def. When will this be resolved? I presume that this means my machines are no longer protected, and since it's through no fault of my own (unless allowing them to self-update is my fault), I expect Nod32 to self repair. As I added to that post, if rebooting fixed the problem, then I'd grumble and do it; since it doesn't, the software's broken and needs to be fixed. Please.