Ran TH, & it found a heap of Alt. Data Stream files - URLs, text files, & numerous apps with double extensions (which seems commonplace today). What do I make of this or what should I do/if anything, about said files? ==== Also, I wondered: can a "bad guy" actually turn on your cable modem if it's off/powered down, however I should phrase that? Heard of it happening with dial-up connections, so I in turn then wondered about a cable modem. I ask as my brother said he got up today, found modem on (or seemingly on, as a light or two may flicker on it sometimes I've noticed - but not all lights, as seen when modem's in use/connected and operating in normal fashion while surfing the web). Anyway, while I suppose I could have been really tired or stupid last night when I went to bed and not shut it off, I'm also almost "legally certain" that I don't make wild gaffes like that. If not using PC-modem, it is not left on for updates etc. Thanks for info/ideas, on these two questions.