After reading through the Installation Guide and Blackspear’s Extra Settings thread, I installed and configured the Nod32 trial copy and following a period of familiarisation, I have developed a real liking for the program. However, there are a couple of issues that still have me a little puzzled. The first concerns the Control Center Profile for the On-Demand (Manual) Scanner. The ‘Scanning targets’ window comprises two panes, (a) Disks and (b) Folders and files. My query here is if, say, C disk is selected for scanning would not all folders/files on that drive be scanned and why then is there a need to have to again specifically identify some for attention?. BTW what constitutes “Personal Folders” and how is Nod32 able to determine scanning targets from such a generalised setting? My second query relates to the actual on-demand scanning function itself. The first scan I ran I used the default settings and was indeed surprised when only 56,000 files were scanned. With other antivirus programs I have used, I have been use to 200,000 plus objects being included in the scan. My problem here I guess, is one of confidence in the ability of Nod32 to adequately screen the drive for malware infections when scanning is restricted to such a limited number of files. I ran another scan using the settings (with the exception of ‘Advanced heuristic’) recommended by Blackspear and this time the program scanned 234,000 objects but took 1 hour 55 minutes to complete. While I recognize running such a thorough scan from time-to-time would be good practice, I would not want to do this every week particularly when in the past I have been use to antivirus checks taking between 30 and 45 minutes to cover a slightly less number of objects. Any advice which might help enlighten on these matters would be most appreciated. To conclude and purely as an observation and for what its worth, if I do decide to purchase Nod32, the prospect of uninstalling the trial program and going through the rigmarole of installing and configuring the program again, does not enthuse me. Why would it not be possible to program Nod32 so that a trial copy could be converted to a licensed copy by the purchase and use of a key, similar to so many other applications?