Same story, task manager/regedit/msconfig closes... so does device manager! Something else, adaware freezes when it gets to windows/system32/npp, well not freezes, i can cancel the search, but it more or less freezes. so i'll do a custom check of everything but that folder, and then that folder and nothing else and adaware will run normal, and finds nothing wrong. also my documents will randomly open, (only 3 times thus far, problems first noticed about 2 days ago) antivirus finds nothing, spybot did its thing and got rid of a few. but the big prob still remains! Any help would be greatly appreciated!