I'm not sure where to post this issue and understand it may be moved.
I'm fairly sure that my system is clean of a virus or malware but will yield to the experts...
I have a Dell 1545 laptop running Win 7.
I'm having issues with slow start up and DL Autoruns to help with that but still have a slow start up.
The system currently has 68 running processes which I feel is too many.
IE runs and launches slow. Sometimes I have to click on links 3-4 times to make them work and others it just speeds right along. IE seems to hang a good bit and try to figure out what it's doing.
I am fairly sure the system is having issues with add-ons.
My computer will also just randomly go to sleep even when I'm typing or clicking on links. I then have to wake it back up or sometimes must re-boot.
I run McAfee total protection and Malwarebytes anti-malware. Both have recently been run and updated and I found nothing.
I have had these issues for months maybe a year or more and Dell's only recommendation was to re-install windows and all my programs.
I'm not sure if any new programs in the last year have affected the system.
I know this info is vague and I can provide more details as needed. I will subscribe to the thread and await further direction.
Thanks again for all the amazing work you do.