Hi, I was redirected here from another area of this forum. I have not had any BSODs but the below Machine: Win 7 Pro I read good reviews of Online Armor and installed the current free one (v5?) Once it installs and restarts, I can not get any programs to load like Mic Word, Firefox, Avast Anti Virus etc. I did close all programs and with Avast I turned to 'OFF' all the shields before install. The error that arises is The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142.Click OK to close the application I used System Restore point to fix. Restarted twice, reinstalled, same issue. Update 16/07: I uninstalled Avast Anti Virus and then re installed Online Armor to exclude any clashes there, it made no differences, exact same error message arose and programs would not start. I used system restore again.. I browsed quickly through the stickies, I did check the minidump folder and there is nothing there, is there any way of collecting data on this issue given its not a full BSOD? I might now try Commodo free firewall which looks to be another top free firewall.