Here is a somewhat disturbing event that is under scrutiny through the AdAware forum where a malicous program is modifying the Ignore List of Adaware, thereby preventing detection of spyware. http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=50560 I'm wondering if PG can prevent modification of files that are not executibles, for example IGNORE.INI. I tried putting IGNORE.INI in the protection list of PG and then doing a modify on the file. PG did not stop it. Just wondering!