hmmm, heres what happened:
a message popped up saying msec had done an diff check. I have never seen this kind of message pop up before and I had no idea what the heck msec was. So Google it up and found out. So I ran msecgui and it asked me for root password. I punch it in and untick the check box to activate msec.
So I went to my other PC and ran msecgui... no root password was required. Plot thickens... msec was not activated...
So thats waht resulted in my original question... I know I didn't activate msec because I had know idea it even existed before the pop up told me so. So how could it have changed state?
thanks for all you guys do
PCLOS fan boy