Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/499190/windows-7-ping-spikes/ - Hamluis.
LOL. I actually registered and am seeking help for the exact same problem and for Counter Strike:GO as well. I have ran Malwarebytes, Spybot and SUPERAntiSpyWare several times. Cleaned up old programs, defragged and had the cable tech check my connection. As with Hamadk96 the lag doesn't seem to affect any other program connectivity and mine started around the beginning of May. I have not installed any new software other than games purchased thru Steam. Counter Strike:GO ran fine until said period and I have had lag spikes that vary in severity since.
My brother recommended combofix. I have ran it and have a log. I have not acted upon any information provided as I am not going to pretend like I know what I am looking at.
Please help me as well and thank you for your time,
Edited by hamluis, 27 June 2013 - 03:55 AM.
PM sent new OP, moved from Win 7 to Networking - Hamluis.