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Hi there! Im a first-timer on these forums, so I apologize if I'm sort of naïve to the workings around here. But to get to my problem, I've recently came across a two-fer of problems on this computer. It started with what I believe is adware, and I'm still having issues removing it despite trying MalwareBytes, and many other antiviruses as well as rootkit killers(?). I'm not too worried about that right now, as I have another problem that has wreaked havoc and barely lets me use my computer for more than 10 minutes at a time. It doesn't seem to have any correlation with certain programs, but I keep getting an error message that says "Plug and Play/DCOM service has terminated unexpectedly and must now restart." or something along those lines. Sometimes it wont give me a reason and it just says "Windows will shut down in 1 minute" and it will proceed to restart. It can happen immediately when I log onto my computer up to an hour or so after I've logged in and I've been going about my business, but there's no doubt it will happen multiple times in a day no matter what I do or when it happens. It usually happens every 10 minutes. Is there any way to fix this? I use my computer for work so I can't let this keep happening, and I'm not about to reformat it just yet. Thanks in advance for any advice or fixes!