Ive been having some strange problems with my computer, they only started a couple days ago, November 8th, when windows 7 wouldn't boot. I haven't done anything or downloaded anything strange, that I can think of, that would cause this...
My computer has Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit, I did the repair process and that seemed to fix it. Everything would boot again but now it takes Windows 10- 15 minutes to start. (It used to take only about 2-3 minutes tops)
It will generally sit on the Welcome screen for 5-6 min, then go to a black screen where my mouse is visible.
I can move the mouse around but clicking does nothing. After another 5 or so minutes on the black screen, windows will fully load and everything is fine, except I discovered that avast is somehow disabled whenever my computer starts now.
The shutdown process is doing something similarly strange. When I select shutdown the computer hangs for 3-4 mins then says a program is still running in the background and asks if I want to force close it. Sometimes the stated program is explorer.exe "log off sound" or "task host window" or nothing at all will appear. After I force it to shutdown, windows will go to the logging off screen and sit there for 10-15 minutes before actually turning off.
Not sure whats going on so I searched around for some solutions...
I tried to do a system restore but all of my restore points had somehow vanished, no luck there.
I tried disabling all the start-up processes in msconfig to test if something there was causing this but the problem persists.
I tried booting in safemode, but the same long wait time occurs during that also.
I ran an Avast scan and found nothing. I ran a Malwarebytes scan and nothing came up. Then, I did an online scan with Eset and found 12 infected files.
9 of them were a Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B application, Win32/InstallMonetizer.AN application, Win32/Keygen.AK application, and a Win32/Bunndle application. I deleted all of those but it was no help at all.
Im currently at a loss for what to do next, is there anyway to fix these long boot up/shutdown issues? Also, Im trying to find out why Avast is being automatically disabled everytime my computer boots?
Can anyone help?
Edited by hamluis, 11 November 2013 - 07:36 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.