Unchecking SDhelper in Tools/resident, closing/reopening IE, I can access those sites. So it is definitely SDHelper that is blocking them.
2. In settings, ignore cookies, the cookie for auto login to SuperAntiSpyware forums is shown in red (as if it were a tracking cookie). If I check it to save it, go out of ignore cookies, go back, I get a message
You have excluded tracking cookies from the search. Do you really want to NOT check for them?
If I click No, the cookie is unchecked. If I click yes, it is not clear whether all tracking cookies will not be searched for or just that one.
What has Spybot got against SuperAntiSpyware? It is a perfectly respectable software, albeit you might consider it to be a competitor, that is no reason to
disable access to its web pages with SDHelper enabled, nor to treat its autologin cookie as a tracking cookie. Version1.4 did not do this.
3. Most tracks not showing up in scan.
I have tracks.uti checked, nothing excluded. The only tracks that show up in the scan are Log and Common dialog. There were lots more with v 1.4.