The newest version of Ace Utilities (version 3) now loads Pstores.exe whenever Ace Utilities is run. Previous versions of Ace did NOT run Pstores.exe. Also, even though Ace causes pstores.exe to run, closing Ace does NOT close pstores.exe, which I think is rather sloppy programming on Ace's part. I did a google on Pstores.exe & found... I do not use Internet Explorer or Outlook. NO WAY! This being the case, I am puzzled as to why Ace's new version would suddenly begin running pstores.exe. Any comments would be appreciated.