OK. Ive been combatting what i think is a virus or malware gone feral for quite sometime.
Firefox runs at about half a million bytes with one or two tabs and svchost.exe is running up an equivalent tab. Avast stopped working so i uninstalled it which it refused to do with either the helper or native uninstall methods. I eventually deleted the folders in program files etc. I'm not sure which utilities to use or what the problem is specifically.
I torrent but only when necessary, i.e. i dont leave files hanging online for more than one seed and i port forward traffic.
Any advice someone has would be very appreciated or im going to f-bomb profusely whilst chucking my laptop out the window like a hockey puck!! But i'd rather not, i need my laptop i run an ebay business.