Hello, I seem to have about the same problem as the user in this thread: http://www.techspot.com/community/t...ws-has-encountered-a-critical-problem.184550/ If I connect to the internet, after a few minutes a prompt shows, saying that Windows has encountered a critical error and will now restart in one minute. The window has the heading "You are about to be logged off". Whether I click OK or do nothing, Windows restarts in about a minute. What I've tried is uninstalling the driver for my network adapter and letting Windows reinstall it after manually restarting. Afterwards I was able to browse the internet for at least 20 or 30 minutes before getting the error. I'm now posting this in Safe Mode with no hassles. I got this computer for free from a friend and it came like this. It's 32-bit windows 7. If anyone can help me, does this sound like malware or just an error? Can someone please help me like the kind person in the thread above, and should I follow the same directions in the first post? I have run full MWB and Avira scans, and done the Memory Diag. with no issues except MWB found 1 PUP, which I deleted but it seemed more like a false positive.