Thank you so much for a place to haunt, and also come to I have learned a lot surfing here I just downloaded the ewido_micro this past week, and it updates right at the first. Four times I have tried it, I get the attd.error. I have tried to figure this out, and really would appreciate help with it. The second error, which has happened twice, is it gets part-way and downright disappears/closes. Not even an instance mentioned in taskmgr. I downloaded the program again, still happened (the second time). I can guarantee I don't have a SWAT-ridden machine, just can't figure out what is happening and why. 99% of the time when I get the error below, it is only cookies it finds. I wrote ewido, and mentioned the ewido_micro (free) and they wrote back I had to have a PAID subscription and what was my license number.... (WHAT??) Much deep thanks for your help and insights!