Windows update has been on for a long time, and the only thing slated to update is top SP3 which I am putting off til I get it fixed.
I have Zone Alarm free firewall installed, and run Spybot & Ad Aware frequently. I have AVG Free antivirus on all the time.
Run Kaspersky online from time to time.
Problems started with computer seeming to freeze-taking long time when I would initiate a "save to" or "copy to" folder procedure; the computer would hang for a minute or two before the folder structure was visible to choose a folder to save or copy to.
I tried with indexing on an off-seemed to make no difference. I have had a few blue screens.
I have had trouble waking the computer up from standy-often have to shut down and restart.
for a few days recently I have had several error reports such as "wuauclt.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience," but wuauclt is not always the process listedseveral other .exe's have been listed.
I have taken several steps to sort this out to no avail. Ran Check Disk: removed unused files,programs, defrag; run sfc /scannow,
updated and ran spybot, adaware,nothing but a few tracking cookies found and removed;
updated and ran AVG free command line scanner all in safe mode-nothing found.)
run Kaspersky online scanner (in safe mode with networking)-nothing found;
ran DSS. I have the kaspersky and DSS (includes HiJack This report) reports ready to post if so advised.
Thanks for any help.
Edited by cwbeas1, 31 July 2008 - 03:40 PM.