Hi, today was my renewal day for my license to use NOD32. Before renewing, I visited the forum, which I hadn't visited for a while, to see what kind of things were going on and get some new news on the product, and I see all these horror stories about 3.0 causing computers to freeze up, about having to do things in safe mode and screw around with program files and do multiple reboots and sometimes that doesn't even fix the issue. (FYI, I'm running Windows XP Media Center SP2 with all updates on a two-year old Dell computer, have no plans to go to Vista until I have to, and it seems that there are particular problems with XP along these lines). To make a long story short, I stayed with version 2.7. I know it, it works and more than anything it gives me the "boot the computer up and it works without a lot of hassle" service that has always been one of the advantages to NOD32 for me. I figure I'll update to 3.0 when all the bugs get ironed out. My question is, am I going to get lesser protection from 2.7 in the interim? It's served me well so far, and personally I just want virus protection, not bells and whistles. Question 2 is why do version updates to such programs as virus protection, spyware protection, etc. seem to cause such grief for everybody? Is it just difficult to replicate things in the lab? The reason I ask is that I've always used AdAware's spyware program, and their new version has been a total fiasco because it deletes everyone's saved logins to Web sites every time you run it and it's been over a year and they haven't figured it out and folks are leaving them in droves, as I did.