I'm not sure why I installed ZoneAlarm again...Guess I'm just a glutton for punishment! (lol). But anyway, I go to check SpywareBlaster for updates...First thing when I open the program, I get a popup alert from ZAP labeled: DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR -- SPYWAREBLASTER.EXE is trying to change your network settings by modifying the file: WINDRVDIR\etc\hosts" Not having the foggiest idea what this meant, I clicked Deny. This happens every time I start SB (there are two alerts, both read the same). It doesn't seem to affect SpywareBlaster though -- it finishes loading and checks online for updates just the same as before installing ZA. ZoneAlarm's so-called "SmartAdvisor" doesn't seem too smart on this one, either -- it's about as "helpful" as usual. Is this a false alarm? is there some legitimate association SB has with that OS directory, or should I be concerned? What action should I take? I suppose I should mention also that I am running Avast antivirus and it doesn't get along with ZA too well either. Something about Avast's webshield component and the privacy (cookie?) control in ZA -- although I'd deselected that option upon installation. I'm not sure if I chose the correct option or not regarding Avast webshield's proxy server-thingie (I'm on dialup). At first the browser was returning "cannot load page" but then after quitting/re-enabling the webshield it seems to be working ok right now (for now, anyway).