right for the past 3 - 4 weeks ive been going insane because my games like left 4 dead and CS:S have just stopped working, i discovered that on the steam website it says that nod32 and couple other anti-virus programs, (well not a couple pretty much ALL programs) can cause conflicts with steam games. What i have discovered is thart steam is a piece of crap that they refuse to update to remove these clashes. Through various conversations i have discovered that it is not the steam client itself that is having the clashing problem but it is all source engine games, basically any game made with the Half-life Source engine does not work, i have also discovered that several of my friends have almost identical machines to me, they are running 32-bit windows XP service pack 3, are up to date on all nod32 updates and are update with all steam updates. However, they do not have the clashing issues that i have. I have tried uninstalling / reinstalling all steam apps and steam itself i have tried various other things to no avail, I have put all steam games and steam into the exclusion list but still nothing i ended up sending a win32 report to steam so that they could have a look and try to resolve the issue, they turned around and send *not our problem go ask eset* and then suggested that i uninstall all virus protection software, all firewalls and also unplug and uninstall my sound card... i have had enough of this stupid running around pointing fingers, can somebody please help me / can eset provide an update to stop this clash?