Hello, my computer started running very slow in early September, to the point it began freezing. I restarted it.
I checked the task-manager and it said the CPU Usage was at 100%, though I had no programs open. So I clicked the "show processes from all users" to check what was taking up the CPU and it says the svchost.exe was using 98-99 of the CPU. The computer felt like it was running hot but now it isn't, though it begins to freeze every 30 minutes; So now I've been selecting the svchost.exe and ending its process. The computer runs smooth but the display and audio suffer.
I am using Windows 7 Home, Service Pack 1, 64 bit OS.
My computer use to have Kaspersky, and its search found nothing. I no longer have Kaspersky on the computer so I installed malwarebytes and ran it in safe mode a couple of times but nothing was found. I then installed from a friend, System Mechanic Professional, and let it "clean up" some things including registry issues but that didn't solve anything. Next I tried tdsskiller but nothing was found with that either. I followed the advice of the pinned thread "Slow Computer?" and defraged the computer and selected the "error-checking" tool. Still didn't help.
Now I'm not sure if my computer is infected or not.
Edited by lostoldman, 23 October 2015 - 05:22 PM.