Hi, I started this thread for member Nevermore as a follow-up from this thread: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=161899 (Port Explorer Alternatives) AWSPS = Atelier Web Security Port Scanner http://www.atelierweb.com/pscan/index.htm Quote from that other thread: Hi Nevermore, First we have to keep in mind that AWSPS is a rather old program. The last version is from the end of January 2002. And it uses a file from 1999: C:\WINDOWS\ffJmpWeb.dll I have installed it now on my XP-home Dutch machine (I did have a licence for it). Due to family circumstances I don't have at the moment much time to test it thoroughly, sorry. But a quick test didn't give me much problems. There is however something else to keep in mind. AWSPS is one of those programs that can be used in a positive way, but also in a negative way. That means that it could be that some anti-malware might warn against it. I know for example that my very old version of PestPatrol does that. So it could be that some anti-malware scanner on your machine might warn against it. Further: I have quickly scanned two of its files at VirusTotal. awsps.exe : Sunbelt gives a warning: Sunbelt 2.2.907.0 01.12.2007 VIPRE.Suspicious Sunbelt info: VIPRE.Suspicious is a generic detection for potential threats that are deemed suspicious through heuristics. awsdll.dll : AntiVir 184.108.40.206 01.19.2007 HEUR/Malware Fortinet 220.127.116.11 01.19.2007 suspicious So, in case you use one of those programs, it might be that that is the reason that you have problems with it.