Not sure if there is a more generic 'Nero' forum for this. Nephilim will let me know, aye? I get this when trying to programmatically check for updates within Nero... Nero SmartStart: Connection with the server could not be established. You have to be connected to the Internet. I am connected to the Internet, blast-it-all. This has happened since I originally installed Nero, back I think V6.3. Anyway, it's just annoying. I have tried all the Nero published utilities to eradicate Nero from my system. Then re-install but I still get the same error. Ideas???