A couple of days ago I hadda problem that had also happened a couple of times in the past while attemptin' to open Spywareblaster. I uninstalled and then reinstalled it, thinkin' that would do the trick. Today I went to open it again to check for updates and the same problem has occured. As one previous comment suggested I do, I have no idea how to take a screenshot (and if this ol'-ass machine of mine is even CAPABLE of doin' just that!) and I'm not really that knowledgeable when it comes to anything computer related. I CAN tell ya however that I am workin' on Win98 (dialup no less) with no firewall protection but I do have AVG Free, CCleaner, Spybot, Adaware SE and CWShredder. The error message that I receive is below. It seems to always occur just after those lil' green boxes move along their merry way while loadin' the protection database: Run-time Error '-2147417848 (8001010': Automation Error and it has the Okay box below it. Can somebody help me figure out how to correct this from happenin' again? Just please, whatever ya do, be gentle with me. I'm a computer tech virgin.