still no luck
thanks for the suggestion. i unstalled the webassist security assist as well as all of my other dreamweaver extensions just in case. I removed the winfilecache file as suggested also. then i reinstalled security assist and the cookies toolkit 3.
it still crashes my dreamweaver at the end when I click finish and shuts it down. I still can't get anywhere. are there known issues with this program and dreamweaver cs5? do you have any other suggestions?