I just paid for SpywareBlaster's AutoUpdate feature, but it doesn't seem to work. Javacool doesn't respond to my questions, so I'm asking here. I have an XP/SP2 system which runs 24/7. As per website instructions, AutoUpdate is DISABLED, and my Windows Scheduler is set to check for updates daily at 4:45 AM, Mountain Time. There are no entries (checked or unchecked) in the Startup window under Start>Run>msconfig. [good, I don't want SB starting up whenever I do a restart, just do daily checks at 4:45 AM] My firewall is open for SB. [I use VCOM's System Suite 8 AV and firewall] When I check my computer (usually about 7AM), it's clear that SB "opened" at 4:45 AM, but no update has taken place...it almost looks like the Scheduler "opened" SB, but my AutoUpdate never interrogated the server for an update. I do a manual update to check this, and on 5/1, for example, a manual update took place at 7AM. The only way this could be "correct" behavior would be that the update was not on the server at 4:45AM, but was at 7 AM when I interrogated it manually. Since this has happened 3 straight times (updates of 4/6, 4/19, and 5/1), I assume that my AutoUpdate is not operating correctly. BTW, under "Last Update Attempt", only the manual attempts (time and date) are shown....auto attempts are not shown, making me suspect that the auto attempt is never taking place. What am I doing wrong? [Disabling AutoUpdate comes with all sorts of dire messages, including ones that suggest that even if the data base gets updated, "enable all protection" won't be invoked.] I believe the Scheduler is working, since I do my backups and AV updates that way. If I ENABLE AutoUpdate (tho the instructions say not to), I get the same result (the daily checks don't reach the server), but I do get to the server (ie, AutoUpdate works) if I do a restart. I can't help but conclude that AutoUpdate only works on a restart, and not on a daily schedule...another computer forum I utilize had someone else with the same problem, and he reached the same conclusion. So is there any way to Get AutoUpdate to work on a 24/7 computer? Thanks.