From all appearances it seems the issue may have not
been the AV but actually the OS(?!). I updated Windows and Horizon now works fine. I'm not going to pretend i understand, but the following has brought me to this conclusion: AVG was active when Horizon was still working properly. Uninstalling AVG and every subsidiary file i could find changed nothing (as far as getting Horizon to run again) other than ridding my com of a crappy, heavy program. And as soon as Windows was updated, Horizon seemed to work just fine again.
This is a shot in the dark coming from some one who knows relatively nothing on the subject, but maybe AVG was actually preventing Windows from updating. Here's why i'm thinkn' that: Now that AVG is gone i no longer have to manually update every time i want to run Horizon. Further more, as soon as AVG was removed, Windows updated automatically. Come to think of it, i really don't remember seeing Windows update in quite some time, perhaps as long as i've had AVG, and when Windows did update it was the longest update i've ever seen.
So . . . . yeah, i guess what i'm saying is i lied. It was IMO the AV, just not in a way i ever would have expected. Doesn't really seem all that plausible to me (if AVG is this bad, why isn't it notorious? At the time that i downloaded it CNet had it highly recommended), but i've seen weirder things happen i guess. If anyone has any input, by all means, i'd love to understand what just happened. Thanks everyone for helpin' me out.
Originally Posted by UnderCoverUZI
OT: I use Avast, works great.
Sweet. I'll check it out