infact i'd say this machine is more problematic than my windows machine. at least a single App will wipe all the spyware probs... Just now my Translate Widget has stopped working all together. re-opening it says Japanese in both language selections, only you cant change the lower box. it always says Undefined or English if you select English in the top box. OS X will not shut down. its had hard-shut downs for months now. It just hangs with only the mouse and desktop image. no fading out to blue or anything. Automatic waking up, only at night though. Fans spin like crazy. have to do a hard reset. Any solutions to these problems? or should i cut my loses and do a format. i thought i gave up on formatting when i left windows I've posted these probs before but now they're really getting on my nerves.