Thanx for the info HL. I use BlackIce as my firewall and it has performed flawlessly, but did not come with a pop up blocker so I'm looking for freeware at this point. I suppose there could come a time when I get so pissed off that I would be willing to spend the money but my biggest fear is that something I paid for wouldnt work any better than what I have now. And that would REALLY piss me off. If I find something that works for me I'll let everybody know. Thanx again to all!!