I had to uninstall ESS5 from both my computers two months ago due to the constant trouble they caused. Tower- W8x64 Pro/WSA/Spyware Blaster/SAS running/Firefox 17.1 Lap- W8x32 Pro upgrade from W7/WSA/SB/SAS running/Firefox 17.1. The problems I experienced only went away when ESS was removed and both computers have worked flawlessly since. There has been much air on these forums about these problems with nothing coming from ESet on whether they are attending to them- one assumes the crashing silence means they are not working on them, which does nothing for the many people experiencing them as evidenced here and on other forums. SO will ESS 6 remedy the following yes or no; 1) the flickering Action Centre icon matter 2) After installation and one reboot, the GUI is inaccessible ANYWHERE and other associated matters arising from that?