Thanks for info, I use Firefox 95% of time, but somewhere along the way I must have disabled the protected mode in IE in order to access some site. Now, it won't let me return to protected mode. In help it says that you have to re-set your settings to the original default, but you then lose all of your cookies, passwords, etc. Seems drastic to me. Another reason why I prefer firefox. Also, as you mentioned it is a lot faster than IE7.