This is something I've wondered about for some time and recent discussions have reawakened my interest in the subject. Now before anyone wants to accuse me of wanting to "add bloat" to NOD32, considering that the advanced heuristics feature is already a part of the program I don't see how that would be the case. Unless there is something technologically restrictive that I may be unaware of that would make access to running advanced heuristics from within the NOD GUI problematic. As I asked elsewhere (if not also here) when I first learned of using AH via the command line while version 2 was in beta, how would a user be aware of this functionality and how to use it? Unless I'm missing something by a mile, a search of NOD 2's help file turns up nothing in regards to advanced heuristics. AH is not listed among the command line parameters. And the manual available on the USA site is for version 1. And while this forum is helpful, I'd wager that a substantial percentage of NOD users is unaware that this forum even exists. For example, the USA site contains no mention of the support forum (whereas the Aussie site actually links to it). A check of some other NOD sites revealed that they similarly lack any mention of or a link to the forum. It's rather difficult for a user to use a feature---or even ask about it---if there is no documentation (that I can find anyway) letting the user know that it even exists. Needless to say, the documentation could use some improvement in this regard. At any rate, my main question is why not have the option to run NOD with advanced heuristics made more readily accessible to the user within the GUI of the program itself? Would there be a problem with such a feature? Is the use of a "switch" instead necessary? If so, why? Clearly for users there would be an advantage to have AH available to be utilized within the GUI of NOD's on demand scanner. First, it would be evident that the feature actually exists. Second, it would be far more convenient to use if there were a box in the GUI that could be checked or unchecked just as there is with IMON. So are there any plans to include access to this option within the program's GUI? What would be the reasons for not doing so? Advanced heuristics seems to be a considerable improvement but if it isn't used because users aren't aware that it exists and it is not readily accessible within the GUI, that really undercuts the effectiveness of having this powerful feature in the program. Another point: as others have noted, it similarly would be a significant improvement if Paolo's shell extension (allowing one to use AH from within the explorer context menu) or something like it were actually a part of the program. The shell extension is not readily available at all NOD websites and not all users are aware that this extremely useful add on exists. Lastly, is the performance degradation to the PC's system so great if AMON had AH available as an option only that it would be too great for users to tolerate? I'm wondering since I think I read that KAV has features available in its resident monitor that warn that performance would be impacted if utilized but nonetheless the features are there should the user wish to try them. I ask this since speed is of course desirable, but so is the quality of protection and if the difference in performance with an enabled AH option in AMON is that of either NAV or KAV, then that still would be a feasible option. If it instead turns PC performance to the consistency of molasses and virtually unusable, well that's quite different.