they are: roxio easy cd creator 5
(has worked fine up till a week ago. now it closes itself any time i click "save project" or "save project list as...")
(my music player. for some reason it closes itself any time i attempt to change my playlist or add songs.)
and opera (i just recently downloaded version 9.10. it crashes a lot, too, and i downloaded it around the same time the first two programs began to malfunction, so i wonder if it's conflicting with them.)
i also recently downloaded gogodatatray for IE. Aat first i thought this was the culprit. but turning off gogodata when trying to run these other programs doesn't help.