If I disable AMON by unchecking the box as per the attachment, then reboot, it takes a very long time for NOD to startup. Checking the event viewer under System, the following error is logged: Event Type: Error Event Source: Service Control Manager Event Category: None Event ID: 7022 Date: 6/17/2005 Time: 7:23:00 PM User: N/A Computer: Description: The NOD32 Kernel Service service hung on starting. For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp. When NOD finally does startup, it is with AMON enabled. This only occurs if AMON is disabled prior to restarting. Anyone else ?