hi everyone! i've been searching through quite a few of the posts on the forum but i can't find a similar thread. i've been a user of snoopfree for a while now and it has never given me any problems until now. i have a game called baldur's gate 2: shadows of amn (throne of bhaal expansion is installed as well). i installed the game from original store bought cds and have not installed or downloaded any other patches. when i try to run the game, it starts just fine but once i get to a certain screen, it locks up and i get a prompt from snoopfree asking whether i want to allow a keyboard hook. if i allow this hook, the game runs just fine. but if i deny it permission, then none of the buttons i click in the game window afterwards will work. i can fix this problem only by removing the rule set within snoopfree and then reinstalling the game. tests on another computer without snoopfree show that the game also plays and runs fine without snoopfree installed. another test with a trial of zonealarm pro shows that the firewall doesn't detect the hook (even though it detects hooks from other programs). i have since then uninstalled the firewall. what i've done in the past with snoopfree is deny hooks, and most of the programs still worked. this is an exception even though the cds are legitimate, i'm afraid there's something fishy going on in the game. though i've never played the game before, i've heard that it's a good rpg and i would definitely like to try it but i'm at a loss as to what to do here. i tried returning it to the store, but i exceeded their 30 day return period by almost 2 months (i bought the game about 3 months ago), so it looks like my only options are to either get it working or watch my money go down the drain. so i'd greatly appreciate any help, suggestions or comments that would help me in resolving this!