I install my XP a little different than most everyone. My program files are on X:\PROGRAMS and not c:\Program Files as this screenshot says these baddies are in. I have also included in the screeny a properties of the c:\program files directory showing that it is entirely empty. Yes I have hidden and system files viewable. I have also used NTFS Permissions and locked it from any access by anyone/anything. Please enlighten me on this one.