I've used SpywareBlaster for years, and I'd appreciate your feedback about this problem I've never encountered. My Dell Pentium III desktop has Windows XP Home, and I continually run AVG, Spybot, Ad-Aware, CWS Shredder, Bazooka and others. After downloading the latest update, I tried to enable protection for all Internet Explorer items. There were 16 Active X entries that have protection disabled, so I went to customize the block list. The 16 items were all bunched together, in red bold font. Despite checking them, and clicking the box to "protect against checked items," they refuse to stay checked. I've tried several times. Thanks for your time.