I also have the latest version 2.8.271. In my case, it was an auto-update to version 2.8.255. I am running XP SP-3 & IE7. I am happy to say that at least the three defects mentioned here have been rectified:
1) Blue “About” pop-up will not close;
2) Blue “Settings” pop-up will not close;
3) Green "Browser Icon" will not stay in preferred IE7 location.
Also, can any tell me if there is other information embedded in this list?
As for the list of websites, the files can be opened with Notepad. The info seems to be exactly what you get by hovering the mouse on the green button, then clicking the "read site report" link. The information contained is not a concern - the very existence of the list is more a concern IMO. I await the response to the outstanding query on this one. And BTW- thanks to Ex_Brit for due diligence in pursuing this matter.