Keep in mind, this is about LEGITIMATE softwares only, NOT softwares from an unreliable source. Some SU-users wrote that installing new softwares is a vulnerable moment, because you have to reboot in Normal Mode to install new softwares. I have been thinking about this, because I will be a SU-user too somewhere in 2006. Suppose I have SU and these partitions : "C:" contains my OS/Softwares (to keep it simple) and "C:" is constantly protected by SU when I have an internet connection. "D:" contains the folder "My Documents" with a subfolder "My Downloadings", not protected by SU. Suppose I need the software "IrfanView". In that case I would use the following method : 1. I download the installation file of "IrfanView" in the subfolder "My Downloadings", while ShadowMode is ON. 2. I reboot in ShadowMode and SU removes any possible previous infections on "C:" 3. I reboot in Normal Mode and I turn my internet modem OFF 4. I install and configure "IrfanView" (I don't have an internet connection at this moment). 5. I reboot in ShadowMode and turn my internet modem ON I don't think there was any vulnerable moment in this procedure. Am I right or wrong ? BUT what about softwares that need an internet connection during the installation ? Aren't these a problem ?