Windows Firewall says it's off in it's control panel and the Security Center, but.... one time when I started up, Windows Firewall, even though it was shown to be off, asked to add something to it's exception list. It's off, but it was not behaving as it was truly off. ZASS is reported to be the active firewall and antivirus, as it should be. I'm just curious if that's causing the slow down some of us are seeing. I am definitely seeing the not shutting down issue. After the Windows is shutting down issue appears, but does not shut down, I find I have to do a forced shut down. I understand that a fix is being worked out, and will be out once it's ready. I just hope I don't lose any data in the meantime.