Hi all As I look through pages from my google search I see a reference to Kodak software. I know that Kodak software is installed on this computer. Could I get someone that is using Kodak camera and software to do a search on their computer to see if this file ( mad.exe ) turns up on your machine? TIA just a little more info from Google search about this file; If move you mouse over the file called "Mad" you will find a company name and their webpage is <A HREF="http://www.motive.com/">http://www.motive.com</A> More info; Hopefully this page can be some kind of resource to all the confused people who wonder what Motive Chorus Daemon is. The consensus is that it seems to be some kind of semi-benign spyware/technical support component that is added to commercial software. I seem to have gotten from my digital camera software.