Hello, first post on these forums, so I hope I am posting this question in the right place. I also want to say long time reader and this is a great place for help so that's why I'm turning here. On to the question...Today I turned on my laptop which runs Windows 7 and have come across a reoccurring issue. I've had the laptop for less than 6 months. I currently run McAfee Antivirus and a Malwarebytes program as well. Today my computer shutoff on me (battery full) while surfing the internet and running a virus scan. When I restarted my desktop is black, no icons except McAfee and the recycle bin and the start menu and bottom bar look to be in safe mode. The startup takes a long time. A message pops up instructing that (i'm paraphrasing) windows failed to start vital programs (I should have taken the message down, but now when I start up no issues at all and things appear normal!) Is this part of a virus? If so next issue... I've also been having issues with my McAfee lately (and have months ago too) where the program automatically turns off the automatic real-time scanning and firewall protection. There is no way to fix it, because it automatically switches back when I manually change it. ALSO when I click to run a scan a message within the McAfee window appears that says "An unexpected problem has occurred during your scan. Please click OK to go back to the Home Page and then try running scan again" but I can't find anyway around this. I've been having the same issue with my desktop's McAfee program as well, but none of the other problems listed and both computers have separate McAffee accounts. Long story short, I have been wondering (I'm moderately skilled with computers, but not much when it comes to networking and setting up networks) would a better and security enable router assist in some of these constant virus and trojan issues that the anti-virus software isn't handling? I have an old D-Link router which doesn't allow me to set up security on our wireless network. The options are there but nothing changes/works and I've been told the company no longer provides support on the product. My question to you is, would getting a newer router with WPA or better security help alleviate some of these issues? I also get the whole redirect problems on computers and devices in my house but no where else. I hope this is the right forum on the boards to post this. I know it covers a few different areas, sorry for the long winded post but I wanted provide enough details for someone to help. I look forward to response/help. Hope everyone is having wonderful holidays! P.S. if it matters I have verizon high speed internet and modem.