My computer has had problems for a while now that the updater won't run/dies. Running Vista Home Premium. It is now up to "Installing 1 of 75" upon shutdown however it always hangs and never gets past the first update even if I let it sit for 24 hours. I've tried installing different updates in different order to try to get *something* to stick without success. Occasionally when running, I will get a message that the updater stopped working. Of course the fix for this is....updates. I've just recently been clued in that this could be caused by an HP ActiveX security flaw. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/04/hp_support_app_multiple_vulns/ I've attempted to kill the registry per the instructions. Regardless of whether that's enough (I've only rebooted into safe mode since then, it hasn't tried to install updates) I want to clean things up. My hijack this log isn't pretty..thought I'd come to the pros before trying to clean anything. Please take a look and advise accordingly. I'd given up long ago on trying to get this machine running decently, but if it's possible now I'd love to. Hard-killing it every time it tries to update is not my preference. Thank you!