I'm using the "basic" SpywareBlaster (i.e., no auto-update subscription). For the last couple of weeks, more often than not if I Check For Updates, nothing happens other than that "Checking ..." thing. After 30 seconds or so of inactivity, I'll just give up and shut SB back down again. Maybe one try in ten I'll get the "You have latest ..." thing. Two questions: (1) Server problems at the Javacool end, and if so any idea when they'll be straightened out? (2) Any harm in closing SB while supposedly in the middle of trying to update? Avast! a-v, and possibly others, warns of possible corruption if you do that with theirs.