Think you've Permanently deleted and erased ALL your file data, even after a secure pass/es ? Well think again, because the chances are Very high that you havn't. Here's a simple test with JUST one file ! You could use any type of file, but here's a small sized .GIF one that you can use CanYouSeeMe.gif so we're all using the same one. Now delete it, securely if you can, then run your favourite cleaner/s, even in secure delete mode if they have it, and reboot if you need to. Now try and find ANY evidence of that file name anywhere in your comp, including the registry. Download a trial of Directory Snoop - http://www.briggsoft.com/dsnoop.htm - install and run it and look for CanYouSeeMe.gif file name and/or any remnants of it. Post back with what you discover, and hopefully include screenies Here's what it found on my comp after ALL the above secure etc cleaning And that's just one securely deleted file, so think how many more you WILL have !