OK, I'll usually be one of the first here to chime in with "no such thing as a stupid question unless you don't ask it". But I'm thoroughly humbled at the moment. I just put Spybot S&D back in for the first time in months (no such thing as too much protection, right?), and I'm rapidly re-discovering how unfamiliar I am with it. So these two questions came up immediately, and I'm sure there'll be more later, neither of which seems to be covered it its Help. 1) Is there any way to switch between Simple and Advanced modes from within the program? I know there's a choice in Settings for which mode its shortcut starts it in, but of course I can't get at Settings if I'm in simple mode. 2) Does it need to be running for download protection -- i.e., does it use resident protection? Or is it similar to SpywareBlaster, setting safeguards in the registry and needing started up only for updates or setting changes? Thanks and best, Mike (Edit - oops) With regard to second question, obviously it's also gotta be running if you want to scan. I'm in Cana-duhhhhh, remember?