I just worked with MBAM for a few days. The person I worked with found a root kit and then everything was ok with combofix scan. That's not the complete sequence of events but you get the idea. The problem is not fixed but my system is clean so I thought I'd see if I can get some help from you guys.
I have a HP I-7 with 9GB ram Nvidia GTX 260.. 880GB disk with 128GB free, 0% fragmented. I've had this system for about a year and it usually runs just fine.. For the last couple of weeks, it runs very very slowly. It takes a long time to boot. When I load something like "Word" the "working circle" stays for a long time while the program loads. If I look at a folder in explorer I get the same thing. Looking at Task Manager applications tab, I see that sometimes the application is not responding. After a bit it responds again.
So, I took the side off the case and made sure it's cool and it is. I vacuum the inside once a month. The HP diags run fine (test memory, disk etc.). I haven't loaded any programs that would have caused this intermittent problem that I can think of.
That's all I can think of.
Please let me know how to proceed.
Many thanks in advance,