If anybody's interested in doing away with those annoying popups you'll need to fully disable Windows Error Reporting in the System Properties/Advanced Tab. Dr. Watson wasn't the reason like I had thought before. Apparently, according to Windows Error Reporting, ESS 4.0 (perhaps even the NOD32) updater is causing a critical error. If you don't uncheck the "But inform me of critical errors" box you'll still get the popups. This temp fix does work, but do it at your own risk (I'm sure the risk is next to nothing ) Like anybody really needs to let Microsoft know about it Hey.... ESET? Were you all in that big of a hurry to get ESS 4.0 released??