Received the slew of updates from Apple last night that included (I believe) Security Update for Intel Based Macs and a Firmware Update. Following the Firmware update and subsequent restart, my MacBook Pro would startup for about 30 secs and then freeze. Could move the pointer witht he track pad but nothing else. Could not click on anything. Worked with Apple Support today, resoultion was to remove all Startup Items including removing the MacHD\Library\StartupItems Folder. I mention all of this because, the StartupItems Folder contains a Parallels folder with 3 files: Parallels prl_dhcpd StartupParameters.plist My machine appears to be working ok now, but I have not tried to startup Parallels yet. I wanted to post this prior to that test in the even I experience subsequent problems. I'll post the results of that test shortly. Any ideas if the updates from last night and Paralells are related in causing this issue?