Hello PUDGYONE and thanks for your response. Logic is always good but it looks like this program is required to get a broadband connection. I uninstalled it and got an error when VZAccess Manager tried to connect, so I had to sys-restore. As for the msconfig, DMBCU is already unchecked! I will just have to leave things the way they are, with the sys-tray icon there but hidden and basically useless. Have a good one!