I suddenly found a new icon in the running applications toolbar calling itself shockwave updater. I find the active program is post update.exe. If I click or right-click on it, nothing happens. It is obviously something installed without the decency to ask me first, to do with Adobe shockwave flash, and I hate anyone assuming they know what is best for me !!! I do a search for shockwave, and find I have mentions of shockwave flash all over the place for versions 8,9 and 10. I run three browsers and all mention a shockwave helper in the add-ons, mostly version 9, but I am intensly annoyed that I am not able to remove something I dont want. I appreciate shockwave is a must for certain silly websites that insist on wasting my precious bandwidth, but i want to at least get rid of the old rubbish and decide for myself what I allow to run!! Can anyone point to a utility that actually lets me control this nonsense?