. Yes, the last thing many users want is bad news from their security software. The more the software shields them the better. FYI, I've come late to the party but I finally installed the latest beta in an XP VM. No problems with the install and a couple of scans of the clean system. I like what they've done with the GUI - it's a little harder for me to read then the 2010 GUI, but it's more attractive (what with the blinking map and all) LOL. Fortunately I don't spend much time interacting with NIS. One thing I noticed is they changed the "early load" option to "boot protection" with different levels Vs On/Off. I don't know if they changed the way it actually works though. If it proves stable for me I will probably install on the Host OS as well.