Okay, so this problem has came up not even 12 hours ago. Yesterday afternoon, my laptop computer with Windows 7 worked just fine; program files and internet browers and all. But later that night, when I tried to use programs before work, it crashed my entire computer (any open programs completely stopped working) and I had to hold the power button to turn it off. I thought it was just a one time thing with the crashing/ lagging of the programs and left it for tomorrow.
So I tried using the computer this morning, and it just seemed like the computer was having a hard time loading any program or file I tried assessing. I even opened my folder option from the windows 7 dashboard, which only ended with it opening very slowly ( about 5-6 minutes to just show the music, videos, documents and pictures folders). I tried acessing MBAM, but it would lag so bad as a whole that it would not even open. My computer can't even restart nomally because of the terrible lagging. As a result, I have to force restart it by holding down the power button everytime.
The only way that any program would open is if it was in safe mode. I put it in safe mode without networking and ran MBAM and it found nothing. Then I ran aswMBR, and again nothing was found. So, I restarted normally from safe mode and entered normal mode again. I tried acessing google chrome, but again, my computer felt too much lag to perform the task, so I just shut off my laptop and came here.
I am currently on my desktop writing this because I essentially can't do anything on my laptop, without any reminders telling me. Can someone help me understand what is going on with my programs, computer loadings, and my computer in general lagging so bad? Is there a virus, a rootkit, etc. holding my computer back? Please get back to me.
Operating system: Windows 7 home premium; 64-bit
computer: HP dv74087cl
This edit here is being done from the laptop that is under suspicion. I was able to click and open programs okay. I was able to run SUPER Anti-spyware, aswMBR, and MBAM. Nothing was found in aswMBR or MBAM, while Super cleared the suspicious cookies. Then, I hooked the computer to the internet and the browser worked fine, still feels like it loads a little slow. Also, I ran a file on Windows player, which occasionally lagged the song playing (it played but had slight stops here and there). Last notable thing is when I tried running MBAM again. This time, I tried checking for updates for it, but as it was checking the server, it stalled and the small update window went unresponsive.
So, I have the use of my programs as far as I know. However, my computer doesn't feel nor look smooth performing tasks like this. Let me know what is the next steps to take since aswMBR and MBAM didn't find anything.
Edited by Miroku16, 07 March 2013 - 04:29 PM.