I have a friend who is/was using the trial version of NOD32 on an older computer. P///-660 w 512 MB ram. Well today they decided to defrag a 92.5 GB partion which is 41% empty using Diskeeper 9. Well after 7 hours Diskeeper was only 24% done with the defragmenting and they asked me to take a look at the computer. I noticed that the NOD32krn process was occupying 15+MB of memory even though the NOD32 control center had been shutdown 7 hours ago. They had also shutdown all of the other unnecessary tasks. Well I decided to try something. I quit Diskeeper and went into services and disabled the NOD32krn process, restarted the computer, shutdown the unnecessary applications. I then ran Diskeeper on the same partition and lo and behold the remaining defragmenting completed in less than 20 minutes! Is this normal with NOD32 and disk defragmenters that NOD32 causes the computer to come to a crawl?