GOAL: To control the paths of execution (I.e. What AV and AS authors have only begun to notice.) OK, I'm trying this. Using BASIC I'm writing an app for 9x/ME PCs -- the simple OSs -- to alert me to the files that can run, e.g. rundll.exe, rundll32.exe, user and user32, shell, shell32, exe's that can access the registry, win.com, command.com and DOS stuff, and a few ini's, etc., and display the "point of harmless or malicious business by these files" with an allow/deny option. It works OK, but I feel that many here could contribute enormously to similar projects. THERE IS STILL A NEED -- IMO -- FOR AVs -- rather be safe than sorry. But, I feel that AV and AS software should be integrated into the design of theses kinds of controller apps. Good idea or not? Dave P.S. I'd give you a screenshot of a bad guy being stopped by the controller app, but my art SUX! Gimme time!