Have just been playing with another program, TDS Professional (which i found on these boards.. thankyou all ), and i did a scan for ADS hidden streams and i got 8 "suspicious" hits.. so what are hidden streams anyway? Should i be worried at all? The funny thing about this is that one of the suspicious streams i found, appcompat.txt seemed to be stopping me from using a file viewer program which i have been trying to use with no success?? Anyway as i dont know anything at all about streams or scripting i might be wasting everyones time but thought it wouldnt hurt to ask. My guess is that its probably nothing.. tis all good Cheers Huey.