Hello, I recently installed Avast Free to give it a try. So far it seems to be running light on my system and despite the lower scores on some AV test, I think I will keep it for a while. I especially like the Hardened Mode for securing a system for a novice. Since I am testing this out to see now it performs for me, I occasionally run a scan from other software to see how it is working. Upon using an AVG Rescue CD, it picked up the following file: Program Files/Avast Software/Avast/aswRec.dll If you check the digital signature, it states it is signed by: OpenCandy, Inc It is countersigned by: Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer – G4 My question is is this part of all the extras that Avast ask you if you want to install? (toolbars, etc.) None of my other security has picked up anything and I am not worried, but I am trying to educate myself on issues like this. Thank you.