This is on XP-Pro with a gig of memory. Prior to installing Nod32, shutdown took about 10 seconds. Since then (including the very day I installed it), shutdown is now 25-30 seconds. I made no other changes to the system, hardware or software, before noticing this. It's not a deal breaker (yet, at least), but it's pesky. The details: 1. The install of Nod32 went flawlessly. 2. I did not have the mail scanner or realtime protection running. 3. All the latest updates to Nod. What I've done so far: 1. Unloading Nod via the system tray; no change. 2. Killing the startup process nod32kui.exe via TaskManager; no change. 3. Stopping the process from even starting, and it has the switch /WAITSERVICE on it; no change. I know it could just be coincidence, i.e. this issue could have arisen if I'd never installed Nod. But before I start trying some general slow shutdown fixes, I want to be absolutely clear, one way or the other, about Nod. (Other than this issue, I''m totally pleased with Nod) TIA!