I noticed yesterday that explorer.exe is taking up too much CPU, which has never happened before.
After searching on the internet it said that it must have been a corrupt video on the desktop so I tried opening a video with vlc and it took too long and my computer froze for a long time(which had never happened before). I deleted all the videos by using cmd since I was unable to delete them normally.
After that the cpu usage by explorer.exe went down for a while and now it's up again.
I ran a Sfc scan and the log showed it found corrupt files on my system32 and their repairing was "initialized, finalized, no reboot needed" and at the very end of the file it said "no scavenging file" or something and then skipping. The corrupt file was lpremove.exe as far as I could tell because I had never ran into a file such as that before (sorry for sounding so ignorant)
I don't know what to do because my computer is really slow because of this problem. Could it be a virus? Or some Microsoft update because other posts on the internet said that after an update they started having this problem.
I really don't want to format my computer.
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks a lot!
Edited by hamluis, 14 June 2015 - 06:12 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected - Hamluis.