Hi all, I found this program "ProcAlert 1.3" here: http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/~eschoofs/ProcAlert/ It seems interesting, something like SSM(not as complete as this), it doesn´t prevent the programs to run, it only shows a window after a program has oppened, then you may select to acept, to close it, and iven create a permanent rule of this. Here is what the program does: Overview of ProcAlert Did you ever have a virus on your computer without you knowing it until your virusscanner told you? Research tells us that most users have had virusses on their computer, so chances are that you've got one too, or are going to have one in the near future! Virusscanners are a must in this "online world". However these scanners have one weakness: they only recognize a virus if it's in their list of known virusses! Some virusscanners even cannot recognize a trojan horse (some kind of virus)! This is where ProcAlert comes in handy... ProcAlert can be seen as some kind of firewall for your computer. Instead of the usual firewall to protect you from hackers on the internet, this firewall will protect you from programs on YOUR computer. ProcAlert will give back control to you over what programs can and what cannot be run on your system! Here is a small overview of what ProcAlert is capable of: Protect your computer from virusses and other malicious programs ProcAlert will ask for your permission every time a new unknown program is launched. This way, no virus can run unnoticed. If you decide a certain program isn't safe, you can make ProcAlert terminate it for you. You can even prevent it from ever opening again! Totally lock down your computer so that no programs can be run any more Some virusses wait until there isn't any userinput anymore to activate themselves. A lockdown will make it virtually impossible for any program to run, until you disengage the lockdown. This is also an effective way of preventing unauthorized use of your computer... Localize malicious programs Whenever a new program is launched, ProcAlert will keep a record of it. This record contains much information about the program. This way, you can easily localize the program and take appropriate action. Keep a close watch on which programs are started when Windows boots ProcAlert will also inform you which programs are started with Windows. As many virusses start with Windows, this can be a very effective way of protecting your computer. Log activation and termination of any program on your computer It's possible to keep a log of all actions done in ProcAlert itself. Also, it's possible to log all activations and terminations of programs on your computer. Full Password Protection so no unauthorized user can shutdown ProcAlert You can protect all your settings in ProcAlert by using Password Protection. Also, you can activate a Lockdown which can only be deactivated when the user knows the Password. Export Task List and Trusted List ProcAlert can export both the Task List (the programs which are running at that moment on your computer) with full information about the programs as the Trusted List (the list with programs you gave or denied permission to run). And much more... This help file will give more information about the basic and more advanced uses of ProcAlert. It is shareware, about 25 bucks. I hope this to be an interesting program for you, it adds to SSM, WINSONAR.