So after I got back from Thanksgiving break, I see that I need to re-up my security (mine was about to expire), and then I discovered that version 7 was out.
But two things:
1. My 2nd email didn't have a link to download -- had new username/password info but said I didn't have to do anything (was previously using nod 32 v5), so there was no link to download the new version.
So I went to the product download page, clicked on v7, "already purchased" (which I had done a few minutes prior) and downloaded the .exe file. Then I uninstalled v5 and started the install process for v7. Which