I am running Windows 7 SP1 x64 on a 240GB Corsair Performance SSD (with TRIM enabled and latest AHCI drivers), with all latest drivers (incl. SATA controllers).
My OS is currently crawling while it used to have decent booting speed --- and no issues whatsoever when it came to running applications --- prior to the occurrence of these slow-downs/freezes.
Applications are now taking forever too load and when trying to run the Task Manager, the "Preparing securitiy options" message pops up and is lingering dozens of minutes (seems like forever to me). The slow-downs/freezes led to some voluntary unclean turn-offs, which triggered some chkdsk at startup. OS is avaible now (not only in safe mode).
Had to narrow down the start services to the Microsoft ones exclusively though so as to speed up starting of the OS.
Needless to say that all the above prompted me to this very forum, as I am supecting some "good old" infestation (as conflicting or outdated drivers ruled out, etc.).
I had to boot in safe mode so as to run the latest ComboFix (so that it did not freeze as I only have, say, two minutes before my OS hangs on me). The ComboFix.txt log is available upon request for your learned consideration.
Assistance will be much appreciated as I am completely stuck.
Thanks and regards,