It seems like many Wilders readers have a couple programs installed that they can always rely on to run smooth as butter- no errors, bsod's, etc. Some may not have all the bells and whistles as rival products, but they just sit quietly and do the job they claim they can do. Which products would fit this category for you? I would nominate Karen's Replicator, Media Monkey and Norton's UAC Tool. Karen's Replicator- not as feature rich as some rival products but maybe fewer features also means fewer potential problems? I sometimes forget KR is even installed. But whenever I check my external hard drive all my needed files are backed up like they are supposed to be. Media Monkey- I won a Gold license although the free version is probably just as good. When I need something done with my music, MM has never failed. Norton's UAC Tool- made Vista bearable. NUACT always pops up when I try to run a new or upgraded download and never forgets what it is supposed to remember. Also, none of the above products have caused endless spam from their promoters or "upgrade now" banners. Maybe MM free does, I am not sure about that. But the above three products are three I would nominate for this thread. Sometimes we forget how nice it is to not have to constantly mess with programs that cause issue after issue.