I decided to turn on logging yesterday after updating to see what, if anything, was being blocked. Very enlightening. I have ESS 4.0.417 (BE) installed on Vista SP1, fully patched. Here are a sample of entries. Hopefully someone from ESET can enlighten me: 4/1/2009 8:14:57 AM Packet blocked by active defense (IDS) 192.168.1.101:49505 192.168.1.1:80 TCP That's my computer trying to talk to my router web interface. Lots of these. 4/1/2009 8:13:34 AM Packet blocked by active defense (IDS) 192.168.1.1:80 192.168.1.101:49492 TCP Same thing, other direction 3/31/2009 8:55:23 PM Packet blocked by active defense (IDS) 188.8.131.52:80 192.168.1.101:50346 TCP That's Inktomi from my Yahoo portal home page. The firewall is blocking the daily play four (word game)(see next post) Router logging also does not auto start any more. I run Wall Watcher on boot to log the WTR54GS running HyperWRT. Never any issues before ESS. Now I have to disable/enable logging on the router to get it started. It does not make any sense, but it's happening. Even stranger, on my Laptop running Windows XP SP3, fully patched, the Word game appears. Both browsers are Firefox 3.0.8. No errors logged on the XP computer, but also, no router logging there either.