Hi Just gone into Safe Mode as a result of an enquiry on the Acronis forum. Whilst in Safe Mode I thought I'd have a little play (don't get to venture there much ) Oddly, I couldn't open NOD - error stating ' couldn't communicate with NOD32 Kernel Service'. Any reason for this anyone ? Could start my malware scanners, SUPERAntispware and A2 free. However, back up AV, Bit Defender, wouldn't load ito the system tray either. Any thoughts welcome.