OS = Win 98 SE (version 4.10.2222 A) Browser= MS Internet Explorer vers. 6.0.2800.1106 (patched/updated). I've used Spyware Blaster (both standalone and in conjuntion with Spybot S & D for a few years now) never encountered any problems with it. My last db update for SpywareBlaster was the Dec 4 release which updated normally and the program functioned fine for some days afterwards. Middle of last week, I wanted to check for updates, but when I clicked my shortcut icon, instead of launching SB, what happened was : 1) My screen went black for a few seconds, then 2) A blue-screen error message: "..fatal exception OE has occured at 0028C003E0C9 in VXD IOS(01) + 00000BED..", with the usual '..application will be terminated / press any key to continue.." message) 3) HIt enter & was back in Desktop; cold rebooted and attempted re-launching SB - same screen & message. 4) Went into WIndows / Setings /add/remove & uninstalled the program 5) Downloaded a fresh SB setup file 6) Cold rebooted 7) Closed all non-essential programs & re-checked this with sysinternals.com's Process Explorer to *really* ensure non-essentials were closed. (They were) Started the SB. install which proceeded normally 9) At the very last screen, I opted for the 'Run Spywareblaster' option, 1) and 2) above reoccured in *exactly* the same manner & with the same error message. Additionally, with both the previously installed SB (3.51) as well as the newly-downloaded reinstall, after pressing "any key to continue" & returning to Dessktop, I opened and ran / used several programs (Microsoft and non-Microsoft alike) immediately after exiting the fatal exception screen, just to see if other programs were affected in any way. All programs without exception launched normally and performed as usual. Ditto for browser operation and download speeds on both Internet & Usenet (4 mbps high-speed ADSL connection). If anybody can tell me how to get this program to run after install (or what's preventng my doing so), I would be one very happy camper. Hope someone here can helpl me. I really miss my Flash Killer, and other things SB-ish. Thanks BTW, I also ran a MD5 checksum on spywareblastersetup351.exe: 61fec44b7eae6562e1c4803b9ed00e97 (letters changed to lower case to facilitate reading).