I have an HP Pavilion p7-1235 running Windows 7. I’m not a gamer, and my computer is not overloaded with excessive software. I largely use my desktop computer for word processing, banking, and basic Internet searches. My virus programs are System Mechanic Pro and Malwarebyte Pro. About 8 months ago, I started having issues with my computer running everything incredibly slow, from opening a program to running the Internet or even moving my mouse across the screen. I noticed that it happened after my computer completed some standard updates. I ran several full scans and found a few minor problems, but the computer still ran incredibly slow. Finally, I restored my computer to an earlier restore point, and my computer sped up. A few months later, the same problem occurred. Again, I found a few issues and removed them, but the computer still ran slowly. I had to restore it again. A month later, it happened again, and I went through the same process. Now every 3-4 weeks the computer slows down considerably, and the only way I can fix it (at least for a few weeks) is to do a restore. Obviously, I’m missing some virus buried deep in my computer, but System Mechanic Pro and Malwarebyte Pro isn’t finding anything major. What other steps can I take to fix this problem once and for all?
Edited by hamluis, 05 February 2015 - 01:39 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.