Brenna, It doesn't appear to be a part of the SoundBlaster installation after all. Following a trail on a Google search led me to a page where someone listed the contents of their SBUtils directory: CPS DUN 637 08-14-99 10:17a CPS.dun DPC DUN 1,154 08-14-99 10:17a DPC.dun DXJ DUN 1,621 08-14-99 10:17a DXJ.dun EQT DUN 1,256 08-14-99 10:17a EQT.dun FEN DUN 1,067 08-14-99 10:17a FEN.dun FTE DUN 1,125 08-14-99 10:17a FTE.dun FTT DUN 1,036 08-14-99 10:17a FTT.dun INE DUN 1,065 08-14-99 10:17a INE.dun LAUNCH GIF 1,064 08-12-99 7:45a launch.gif LAUNCH ICO 766 08-12-99 7:45a Launch.ico SBDUN DLL 217,088 08-12-99 7:46a SBDun.dll SBREG PBK 71,596 08-12-99 7:45a SBReg.pbk SBREPO DLL 212,992 08-12-99 7:46a SBRepo.dll SBWATC~1 EXE 61,440 08-12-99 7:47a SBWatchDog.exe SBWATC~1 ICO 2,102 08-12-99 7:46a sbwatchdog.ico SBWEBCTL DLL 163,840 08-12-99 7:47a SBWebCtl.dll SBWEBH~1 EXE 86,016 08-12-99 7:47a SBWebHost.exe SBWEBT~1 DLL 94,208 08-12-99 7:46a SBWebTools.dll SBWINET DLL 94,208 08-12-99 7:46a SBWinet.dll UUN DUN 1,019 08-14-99 10:17a UUN.dun DUN stands for "dial up networking", and I now believe this is either some kind of modem utility directory or a replacement for Windows standard DUN or some program that connects to the Interenet or another site by dialing it up. As another confirmation of this, note the SBReg.pbk file. Another Google search does remind me that it could also stand for Phi Beta Kappa or Peanutbutter Kiss Tattoos lol. (Seriously! http://www.tamityville.com/pbk/ ) But the filetypes dictionary at http://www.computeruser.com/resources/dictionary/filetypes.html tells me that this is a Microsoft Phonebook file (as my nephew says, boooor-ring!). But as a phonebook entry file with "reg" in it suggests that this may be some kind of registration wizard dialer. If your SBUtils directory has all this stuff in it, chances are that it is relatively harmless; Trojans and other malware are not normally this involved because it is too conspicuous. Not that I would suggest letting whatever it is dial out without knowing more about it, but it is likely you are right that it is something loaded as a part of the Packard-Bell reinstall disk and is probably safe to delete from your startup list. HTH, Ron - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.