In the instructions it says the below:- Enabling SpywareBlaster's powerful protection is easy: 1.) Open SpywareBlaster 2.) Click on the "Enable All Protection" link under Quick Tasks on the main screen. 3.) Exit the program - you're done! SpywareBlaster does not need to remain open for its protection to be active! Simply use the Check for Updates feature at least once a week to download the latest protection (or consider AutoUpdate). How does the prog keep the pc safe if you have shut it down ? Do you need to click on the decktop icon each time you boot to start the prog ? Thanks in advance. Dez.