Such as EWIDO and Housecall?
Have you looked at your HIJACKTHIS log? Anything new?
Gateway Pentium 3, 700 mhz - 256mb ram, 20gb hard drive.
Until a few weeks ago my system booted up fine. Now it boots up to my windows desktop and then takes 20 minutes minimum to complete start up. The SVCHOST.exe hogs 99% of the CPU so nothing happens until it has completed its tasks.
I have tried starting it without the start up items and this has no effect. I have cleaned it, defragged it, virus checked it, tuned it.
Any advice guys?