Hello, I am still getting acquainted with these forums; so, please forgive me (and give me some guidance) if I'm on the wrong one for this topic. My specific tasks at present are: 1. To clean out my ADD/REMOVE window (It has thirteen entries in it that are absolete...are not installed nor used on this PC; yet, still show in the window. I am unable to remove it simply by selecting it and clicking the add/remove button.) I think I can remove these entries through the registry. Thus, I have already backed my registry up. Can anyone give me some guidance as to how to go into the registry and clean it? I read somewhere that "Reg Cleaner" and/or "jv16 Power Tools" were good programs for cleaning the registry. Can anyone talk with me about these? The other task I'm attacking concernes Zone Alarm. I have had ZA constantly running for nearly two years; and just this last month I have been bombarded with more ZA blocks showing up than the whole past two years. They seem to be coming from the same ports and IP addresses. I have saved them in ZA's log folder. But, I need to know who this is that keeps wanting to get into my PC. I am running the FREE version of ZA and cannot afford the "Pro". Can anyone give me guidance as to how I can discover who this is?