No COMCAST branded programs. No other scans other than what Ccleaner & Adaware. Norton anti-virus also running
In your first post you state that you have Adaware Pro.
Which one of these do you have, if any? http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware.php
If it is one of those listed, they all have an antivirus.
Which means you are running 2 AV's, Adaware and Norton.
That opens up another question: How long have you been using Norton? Comcast offers Norton Security to customers for free. Are you using the Comcast supplied Norton? I know you said you don't have any Comcast branded software installed but I want to confirm this with you. When I see the words Comcast and Norton together I usually ask about it.
From here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/?p=2316629
IMPORTANT NOTE: Using more than one anti-virus program is not advisable. Why? The primary concern with doing so is due to Windows resource management and significant conflicts that can arise especially when they are running in real-time protection mode simultaneously. Even if one of them is disabled for use as a stand-alone on demand scanner, it can affect the other and cause conflicts. Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core where they install kernel mode drivers that load at boot-up regardless of whether real-time protection is enabled or not. Thus, using multiple anti-virus solutions can result in kernel mode conflicts causing system instability, catastrophic crashes, slow performance and waste vital system resources. When actively running in the background while connected to the Internet, each anti-virus may try to update their definition databases at the same time. As the programs compete for resources required to download the necessary files this often can result in sluggish system performance or unresponsive behavior.
There is more on this in the linked to post, which you read.
Uninstall one of them and see if there is any improvement. Both of them at the same time could the reason some of slowness but not all of it since you said it was slow prior to Adaware Pro.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 12 January 2015 - 08:36 PM.