I dont really need help, but I am here to post about a problem I am having with VAC. After the new update I've been getting a random VAC kick. So I deleted the blob files, refreshed and was able to play for about an hour untill kick came back. I've been threw all the suggestions on the valve forums, still no luck. Researching this threw threads on that server, many are going threw similar and different problems. Overall suggesting that its a problem with steam over all. Many can still play, perhaps due to the update being of that for newer users/computer models. Such as vista and 7, perhaps not with 98, XP (what I have) and others. I went to the next step, which my brother recommended, to unistall and reinstall steam. The kick comes even faster now. I want to play and I'm not avoiding, just not able to play whatsoever. I signed up to the valve forums so I could put my piece in about it. Numbers are numbers, might as well state the case at hand. Steam overall should have been scrapped from the start. People believed and foretold such events as this. To open the flood gates to moderated updates, oberservation and others. Those days, valve games really didn't need such an update, such as today. Problems grew larger and more painstakingly obvious as time went on. I've played TFC, CS and half-life the very first day it came out. I still have the same computer it was played on, which I am typing on now. Real gamers keep their rigs and add, repair or maintain their systems, even this old school set up can take on any new school gaming computer. Well, I guess I just need to sit on my hands and wait this out or protest on the forums. Perhaps going back to version 8 isnt such a bad idea. Thanks for listening!