This just started happening today: Every morning I run Avira's updater to keep it up to snuff. Well I noticed yesterday Avira took almost 3 minutes to connect and update its files. Today, however, Avira will no longer update at all, giving me a Winini Library error after attempting to update for over 4 minutes. I also noticed that starting my rig now takes over 5 minutes, with processor resources running at near 100% during that time, and my HD is now HEAVILY accessed during this period. Startup usually only takes 3 minutes maximum. I have run the preliminary steps, and have attached the log files here. Hopefully I won't have to nuke my drive. Thanks for any advice you guys can give me from here.