Hi All, Norton Internet Security 2005 causes several freeze-ups on my Windows XP machine. NIS worked perfectly until a December update from them. After the update I began having several other programs freeze-up and not function. It started with Outlook Express which wouldn't download my emails from my peoplepc email accounts. Then I tried to use my SmartFTP program to get into my web site and upload pictures. I couldn't sign in to my web site. Then I downloaded the new spwareblaster 3.5.1. and the manual update would not function and froze up. While downloading the new Adobe 7.0.1, updating from 6.0, the download site would not download to my PC. After timeconsuming efforts to correct all of these issues, I found that if I disabled my NIS 2005, then clicked all of these funcions, they worked just fine. I have no doubt the the NIS update in December is not allowing my PC to turn on the web sites that will download emails, update or download other program updates, or get into my web site for updates WHILE NIS IS ON. Of course NIS 2005 isn't much good if you turn it off, so I turn on and use my XL firewall when I turn off NIS 2005. If other people out there can identify program issues that NIS affects, then by posting them in this thread would help others figure out if NIS is the source of their problems. Apparently Norton is oblivious or doesn't believe their update is at fault. How about we all sent an email to them?