Spywareblaster can no longer update. No it has nothing to do spyware/hijackers. Yes I've tried Alternative Download option. IE just quit working as per usual windows standard operating procedure. There is no noticible delay between clicking the check for updates button and the error message. This is also consistant with Internet Explorer's erroring immediately. I'm therefor lead to belive that spywareblaster is using the IE engine to retrieve its updates. Firewall was shut off to make sure, and still IE and spywareblaster do not function. Besides, neither spywareblaster nor IE seem to even make any traffic. Byte counts remain the same in the dialup status. Why on earth are you using IE's engine when windows constantly breaks itself in an unrepairable way for thousands of people daily?