All I can say is, what the hell. I picked up a 1G USB flash drive today just for a backup if I need to manually transfer files from home/school/work, and I figured I'd just format it and remove the monstrosity that is U3 from it by formatting it when I got home. Yeah, right. They don't want you to do that. Every time I plug it in, in addition to the USB volume an additional "U3" volume pops up in the form of a CD. For those of you that don't know, U3 is software designed for USB sticks and acts as an interface for on-the-go Windows applications to be installed and run from the drive itself. Both U3 and SanDisk provide removal tools for the bundled program, but of course they only run on lolWindows. I don't own any Windows machines, and have recently wiped all my Boot Camp partitions because I simply don't need anything Windows related anymore. I used to use it for Windows-only games, but I have no need for it anymore. I do have access to a Windows machine, but after wiping the flash drive Windows doesn't recognize it as a valid volume and says its a corrupted USB device. It's formatted as FAT32, though it originally came with FAT16. I'm honestly about to go return this piece of crap and just buy a different one. I knew U3 was a pain, but I had no idea how bad it actually was. Any suggestions would be appreciated.