This is my first post. It is an issue that I have read about on-line but without a solution so I was hoping that someone could assist me via the forum.
I run a custom built desktop: Win 7 Ultimate with a brand new Samsung SSD, ESET Smart Security and Malwarebytes Premium running in tandom. This has been my set up for 4 years or more without concern. Until now...
Yesterday evening I returned from work, turned on my desktop and I ran a threat scan. (Please note that this was the first ever threat scan with rook kit enabled since the installation of the SSD on Monday evening). Almost at the end of the Heuristic (last) part of the threat scan I got a BSOD. I restarted the PC and Malwarebytes failed to load at all at startup (no icon in tray, attempted manual load and nothing).
Prior to this (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday since installation of the new SSD), MWB loaded instantly at start-up, a split-second before my connection status icon came 'on-line' - From Windows welcome screen to all programs loaded it used to take 5 seconds, it now takes around 40 seconds due to Malware Bytes holding everything up.
I uninstalled MWB using the clean.exe then re-installed it. I restarted the PC and MWB loaded this time but very very slowly. My network connection status icon also takes a lot longer to activate. The network connection is almost waiting for MWB to load. I ran another threat scan with rook kit scanning NOT activated and the scan completed fine this time.
Why is MWB suddenly taking so long to load at startup? It is literally an issue which began ever since the BSOD during a threat scan last night. I also run ESET and have set exclusions correctly in both MWB and ESET. Prior to the BSOD and subsequent re-install of MWB I noticed that upon startup, MWB and my internet connection would start up instantly, (MWB first, then a split-second afterwards I would be on-line) with all my other programs. The slow startup only began happening since the re-install of MWB. Why is this? It is very annoying.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.