First it happened with starcraft. Then with an old version of meridian59, an old ass mmorpg. Then it started happening durring NAV scans, and now spybot scans as well. The only way around it I have found is to do a boot scan with avast, then boot into safemode and run spybot which will not crash until the comp has been in normal mode for awhile. Then I can load up normally without crashs but they come back after a short ammount of time. Now this is affecting my frickin' CD burning so its major. I have analyzed the system with hijackthis as well but didn't turn up anything, and done some registry cleaning and defragmenting and error checking and whatnot. Any ideas? I figure I have some sort of malware rooted into my OS and need to reformat. If the reader saw my post about my broken OS on the other computer, well, let us say that I am scared to reformat right now without at least one working computer in case reformatting messes this one up too. Thank you for any info and peace.