SpywareBlaster will never find anything. Not what it does. Rather, it prevents you from visiting sites known/believed to be hazardous. Open it every once in a while and update it. Automatic updates are $10 a year. Manual updates are free.I had Spyware Blaster on this computer before but it never seemed to find anything sort of like Malwarebytes. Superantispyware would find stuff sometimes that the others didn't find. I'll install Spyware Blaster again maybe it's changed from the past when I used it.
OH My! That was nice less that two minutes from the time I hit the restart button to the time I was able to get on this site. I was always thinking that Avast was causing some of my problems the way it was.SpywareBlaster will never find anything. Not what it does. Rather, it prevents you from visiting sites known/believed to be hazardous. Open it every once in a while and update it. Automatic updates are $10 a year. Manual updates are free.
I understand the Winsock. Leave alone for now.
What is your restart time now?
Well my boot time has really improved and that svchost.exe has not been a problem for awhile now. I now know that when I boot in safe mode I'm going to have trouble getting all the text on the screen without moving the page around.......which was the subject of discussion in this thread. So for the most part I guess this part is complete. However I still have that loss of my internet and not being able to shut down without pulling the plug when I let the machine sit all night. I guess we could post another thread to address that. Thanks for all your time and efforts.Those winsock entries are odd. Possible fossils from an earlier malware infection. No harm in deleting the entries.
From time to time, open Autoruns and see what is loading. Remember - less is more.
Also, I have used SpywareBlaster like a religion. Never noticed it was of limited usefulness for the past few years. Not removing (yet) as it consumes zero resources, and will spend X amount of time seeking a modern alternative that is also not a TSR. Thanks, plodr.
I use an Optiplex 390 most of the time. Cost me about to $35 to build. I have another in a box waiting for an i5-2500T for <$40. I have several more powerful units, just don't need them. I am all about lower TDP these days.
It would seem that this task is complete.