seemingly installed PG 3.200 aok (replacing 3.150) all was well, reboot, and I got something new: it autoallowed_3_executions_(unable_to_ask_user). 2 I understood and I changed security permission to "permit always" but the 3d has me somewhat confused. PG autoallowed execution during boot of C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\engine\6\Intel 32\IKernel.exe but the PG log does not show ikernel as starting, it does not appear as a running process. I checked with a separate reboot process monitor and it does not show ikernel as starting either, and I check with 3 different autostarting apps and none shows that ikernel is an autostarting app. so... why the "autoallow" message from PG? this message repeated on 3 or 4 following boots, finally, 1st I temporarily removed ikernel from hdd (w2k) with no ill effects, but then I put it back and told PG to "permit always" until further notice. DCS tech said 3.200 is looking earlier in boot process (good!), but they were not familiar with ikernel issue before. I went to InstallShield (now macrovision) web page http://www.macrovision.com/index.shtml but cannot get any useful info there. what's the poop with this, anyone know? typically when I'm installing a known app, I disable PG so if ikernel is legitimately running then, PG would not record it. tia.