If this is the wrong "home" for this one, by all means feel free to move it appropriately. Since about two updates back, I can't get a proper Secunia scan of my system. If I access the online version, it reports it can't load the applet properly and warns that it might not run. If I try to proceed anyway, the error message remains and it seems to stay stuck on checking MS updates, till I finally give up and Cancel. Doesn't matter whether I go in with Firefox (my default) or IE7, same thing either way. I've also got the PSI version, and if I try to run that I get an error warning having to do with the security certificate. All updates for IE and Firefox are in place, and I've also got latest versions of Sun RTE and of Secunia PSI. Obviously the Secunia forums would the the normal starting point, but I can't even get in there except as a non-posting guest, even though my "profile" was registered ages ago. And I've been unable to find any existing references there to these problems. Any ideas?