Hello Eset. My ESS version is 18.104.22.168 with Windows 7 SP1 32 bit. A couple weeks ago, I had another freeze problem again but this time it was really fatal! My computer stuck at the welcome screen all the time and often went with BSOD after that. I couldn't enter the desktop at all, so I tried running in Safe Mode to enter the desktop. At that moment, my guess told me it had something to do with ESS, so in Safe Mode I uninstalled ESS, rebooted and finally everything was back to normal again (no more hang ups at the welcome screen), but another problem appeared : I always got this pop up notification from Windows saying that "Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem" in drive C and D, asking me to back up all my important datas and to fix or replace my hard disk. I tried every possible options : reformatted my PC, chkdsk, scan with ESS in safe mode, scan with Malwarebytes but no result at all. So the last possible option was replacing my hard disk with a brand new one (it really cost a bit expensive for me ). Well, right now everything is ok again with my computer. I still like ESS but I don't want it to cost me another hard disk of my computer. Thank you.