It seems I've got some tricky malware disrupting my computer. I've run malware bytes and spybot so far but am still experiencing some problems. To keep it short I've run through the basic steps suggested on this site and a few others and am still stumped. Something is definitely awry in my HKEYS and I need some assistance. "Pipe state invalid" for nearly every program I try to open, will never let me "run as administrator" unless in safe mode then the error never occurs. Upon startup I log in and everytime recieve this error report "host processes for windows services stopped working and was closed" Attempting to use the windows search bar makes explorer crash Unable to run cmd as admin unless in safe mode sfc /scannow comes back clean explorer crashes when trying to upload anything (downloads work fine) Much thanks to anyone who can help. Let me know what log to start off with to help track this thing down.