A few weeks ago I updated to the latest version of Spybot search & destroy at the time. Since then my start-up has been very slow, at least 15 minutes. When I checked the processes running it showd S&D running at 84K & explorer.exe running at 24K. Since then I reachd out to the S&D forum on their site, and they suggested rather than removing S&D simply turn-off Teatimer.exe, which I did. Once off I checked the process and no teatimer runnning, great! BUT, unfortunately it's still taking a helluva long time for my laptop to start-up.
Most recently I also installed a new app for my new printer Lexmark 7600, but it is also on my other PC and no start-up issues on that one.
Any help would be much appreciated.