Please, read this log! (Scroll down to bottom.) Lately I have been getting some very bizarre problems. Windows updates don't work, various errors occur, etc. When I try to look at a list of MS updates to install (after scanning for updates, before I get a chance to actually download them), a Microsoft error, code 0xc0000005, occurs, and IE quits. Following this, the same error will occur when I try to start IE again, preventing me from getting back on the internet. In addition, both Adaware and Spybot will perform illegal operations and quit on startup following the error. Restarting the computer will negate the aforementioned effects. Also, directly posting a HijackThis log results in exactly the same Microsoft error as during attempts to install MS updates. I am only able to post such logs via attachments. This looks to me like it might be some sort of attempt to remain hidden by a virus or trojan - I've heard of Gaobot strains that do things like this. Since AntiVir PE, Adaware, Spybot, F-Prot for DOS, and Trend Micro's Housecall online virus scan have all failed to turn up anything at all, I have decided to post my HJT log indirectly. Please, for God's sake, tak a look at it!