Since its official release, I have installed/uninstalled v3.0 a number of times whilst trying to resolve problems (initially a cinflict with Outpost firewall, and then problems with web access and updates). I have been uninstalling through Control Panel, and then deleting the ESET folders. I have also been repairing winsock (just in case!) What I have noticed, is that each time I reinstall NOD32, it remembers the settings from the previous installation. This makes me wonder whether all my subsequent problems are a result of a problem with the very first installation, and that it was never fully removed. I have used CCleaner to clean my registry, but this has not resolved things. So, where are the settings stored? What can I do to ensure a truly clean installation?