Okay Ghosts, actually Valve (VAC) has been issuing Vac Bans and kudos for that and thanks.
Okay I don't want a ban nor risk it in any way, shape or form so I need absolute clarifications as follows:
1. FRAPS is okay or not to use with zero risk of any form of ban? I use FRAPS both or video capture and the FPS utility to diagnose and troubleshoot frame rate issues since Ghosts has neither capability.
2. Modifying the config_mp.cfg file is there any risk of ban? The last time I messed with the config_mp.cfg was before patch #3 corrected my SLI and lock-up issues. The modifications I made were graphical, priority level and I think I changed my ping search down to 200 ms.
Regarding the config_mp.cfg file, I'm perfectly fine using the 'defaults' but i haven't a clue how to reset them. I have made no modifications to that file for quite some time and new updates have taken place. Now if needed I'm okay with 'Delete Local Content' and re-installing the game.
If I'm not mistaken all Fraps does is mirror what you monitor sees and records it so it doesn't actually have anything to do with the game. As far as mess with the config file that's just the interface code not actual game data so I think you're good there too.