I've been struggling with the security issue of having Services.exe set/allowed in PG to Install Services/Drivers so that signing on to AOL would not cause a PG alert/alarm that something was blocked. I "think" I may have solved my security concern and have removed the Install Services/Drivers on Services.exe and not causing any problems using AOL. Here is my system and AOL configuration: Windows XP-SP2 2 mbit Cable Modem always connected Linksys BEFSX41 hardware Firewall/Router AOL 9.0 Optimized SE BYOA (not AOL Broadband service) AOL Fanfare AOLDIAL.exe not used Pure Networks Port Magic not used I discovered that AOL activates a service named ATWPKT2.sys with ATWPKT2.VXD when AOL is activated to sign on. These two files are located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS. By renaming these two files to ATWPKT2A.sys and ATWPKT2A.VXD, AOL no longer can activate this service and Service.exe is no longer trying to install a service for AOL activation. On MY Configuration, this "change" shows no negative impact on the use of AOL 9.0 Optimized SE and it has allowed me to remove the Install Drivers/Services Option on Service.exe. I'm wondering if other AOL users can benefit from this. I'm sure it is configuration dependent; however, it might be worthy of a trial by AOlers.