Warning - Rant ahead! Ever since upgrading from NAV 2002 to NAV 2005 a few months ago, my Windows 98 computer has gotten much slower to use - tasks such as word processing or surfing are frequently, and on no discernible schedule, interrupted and slowed down by my hard drive chattering, and the cursor taking the hourglass form. This would seem to happen at least several times a day, for minutes at a time. At these times, Control Alt Del will show either or all of Aupdate, Ccapp, Lucomserver_2_6 in operation, all Symantec applications. Is Norton seeking Virus updates unilaterally? (I do not always get that little "broadcasting antenna" symbol on these occasions, tho when that symbol starts, I just leave the computer for 5 minutes.) Or does Symantec start this Virus Update up from its HQ, based on it knowing some new viruses or worms are making the rounds? When I open Outlet Express, and there is actually an email or two to be downloaded from the ISP, the computer harddrive now chatters for 2 or more minutes, apparently this is NAV scanning? Much much longer than before I upgraded to NAV 2005! When I actually open NAV to scan a file or directory on my computer, the process can take about 3 minutes to get to the stage of carrying out the scan. Furthermore, there seems to no alternative in the default set-ups to letting Norton do it's stuff when it freaking well chooses. For example, it arrogantly launches a System Scan at 8 pm on Friday evening, instead of leting me specify, for example, to do it at 2 am on Monday morning. Finally, and I think this also has an impact on my problems, the "Free Resources" reading of my computer at its best has dropped from 88% to 79% since the upgrade. With several applications such as Interent Explorer and Outloook Express and Word Processing oepn, I am usually down to low 60's% now. And an actual reboot of my computer since this upgrade to NAV 2005 is now taking several more minutes longer than before Are these negatives all due to 'improvements' in NAV, ie scanning for many more viruses and threats than Version 2005 did. (Tho I tend to think that 39,003 of the extant 51,253 viruses and worms in Symantecs historical files probably are no longer in circulation or were negated by patches to Internet Explorer etc years ago? Anyway, is there no alternative to this kind of crappy downgrading of computer enjoyment in our modern age? I suppose I can opt for Non-auto-protect, which I suppose leaves the onus on me to seek updates, or do scans, when I want, and take the risk of hoping any emails or sites I open or visit in the meantime do not contain a new virus? Rant over. Any insight on any of my questions however, will be appreciated.