Tried many times, installing/uninstalling/running registry cleaners, re Spysweeper 5.0 and to no avail thus far. * See screencap. I can still, however, update the "damaged" app & it then goes from 5 Shields to 13, the correct no., I think. Then, the program's fine til next reboot, and I then repeat cycle, starting w/notice of "the app is damaged," updating, and it's ok, etc. Am waiting to hear from the co. on this, but I know there's many sharp cookies here who may have some ideas on what's wrong with this installation. * Did have it running OK for a short while: seem to recall that in Tsk Mgr. there was 3 Processes-total shown when SS was running? Have 1 maybe 2 tops, showing now and I think therein lies the trouble? (XP PRO, SP2, all patches; signed in as Admin). * Yup, uninstalled old ver. of SS first. Thanks for ideas on this, SG1 (Pat) ----------------------------------- PS - Had unchecked Favorites shield in 5.0 as in the last ver., having it checked made SS really slow to load; how is new ver., in that respect?