SiteMonitor in General Add-Ons Support Posted September 27, 2011 · Edited September 27, 2011 by websissy Thanks for the candid reply, Jack. After pondering this situation carefully, I decided to remove SiteMonitor and rely on the web host's built-in security protections plus all the other security addons I've installed on this site to protect us as well. I began by building my own list of potential security addons. Then I carefully read spooks white-paper on how to secure an OSC site: http://forums.oscomm...howtopic=313323. Then I studied the white-paper on "How to protect an OSC site using .htaccess" by Fimble: http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/6066 And then I went back though my own list and adjusted it based on what these "recognized experts" had to say. Your patches were on my original list and survived that 'cuts' process too. As it is, the list of security features I've installed includes 14 distinct security addons varying from fairly simple to very sophisticated. That's not to say we're invulnerable to attack. NO site is! But we're as hardened as I could make the site using my 43 years in IT plus the wisdom and insights of some very smart OSC gurus to guide me. So, even without SiteMonitor's protections, we're not exactly running naked in the woods here. Frankly if I was an attacker and encountered all the security barriers we've raised to protect this site, I'd give up and go elsewhere looking for an easier site to crack. That's what I'm hoping anyway. We'll see. Frankly, I'd love to be able to install and run SiteMonitor too, Jack. However, I'm unwilling to begin jumping through burning hoops backwards while blindfolded in order to get there. Thanks VERY much for your help!