Specs: Windows 7 Home Basic Dell 64-bit OS
My pc is really sluggish right now and although it was never really fast to begin with it was blazing fast compared from now and less than a week ago. After 5~ minutes my pc would freeze so just before my pc froze and I was forced to shutdown I opened taskmanager and found that there were multiple processes of the same service, the most prominent being explorer.exe and some others that I cant recall. It would not only freeze like I mentioned before but if I were to try and click on the taskbar or open taskmanager it would turn a whiter shade and stall. My reaction when this first happened was to press ctrl+alt+del only to find a pleasant black screen and an error message that said : "Failure to display security and shut down options. The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed. If the operating system does not respond, press ESC or restart the computer by using the power switch."
After dozens of failed attempts to boot windows I decided that I should just factory reset my pc and not even try to bother saving this. So the next time I powered on my pc, I hit F8, entered System Repair, and found that I needed a windows 7 recovery disk in order to even attempt to reset my pc. I used my phone to google what should I do so I came on here and I ran (in order of use) ccleaner , avast boottime scan , adwcleaner_5.015 , rKill, and then combofix. I ran adwcleaner and rKill a second time and it told me that there were no more malicious files or services that could be deleted. Thinking that the problem had been fixed I booted up windows one more time. I waited for a full five minutes waiting for this thing to freeze over just like it did many times before, it didnt do it. I was so relieved and was about to open up youtube so I can listen to some Crosby Still and Nash until avast played that dreadful jingle and showed me that explorer.exe was still up and kickin'. I dont know what else to do... help...
Edited by hamluis, 29 October 2015 - 06:20 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.