OS: Win XP (sp2) Spyware Doctor version: 18.104.22.16803 I'm using a registered/retail version of Spyware Doctor (with all shields turned OFF; used as an on-demand scanner only). Whenever I launch the program, there seems to be a long pause/freeze where the splash screen appears (under "loading monitors"). This started happening recently (unsure if it started after a program update or not). In the past, the splash screen would only appear for a few seconds and disappear. Now it's taking a couple of minutes. Is this a settings issue or a bug/glitch in the program itself. I tried emailing PC Tools support but I have yet to receive a response/reply. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.