I seem to recall this was a common problem for others ages ago, but I'm just starting to get it myself the last week or so. Too old and lazy to phrase a search properly, so if you'd steer me to wherever the suggestions were I'd greatly appreciate it. Assuming, of course, it's not a 20-words-or-less thing you can quickly repeat here. When I start Spyware Blaster (e.g., to check for updates), the "Database loading" thing is almost immediate for other protection areas, but takes quite a while (15-20 seconds) for Firefox items. Odd, since (I think) the Firefox items are far fewer than the others. Suggestions, please? Thanks.