Thanks to both of you for your posts. I will try the completely remove MSE and replace with Avast later today. This is my original factory pre-installed OEM Windows. Gregrocker, thanks for the links, I will definitely see if there is any bloatware. I cleaned that off my system when I received it but more may very well have been added back in since then.
MonkeyFunkR what virus software are you using? I have had the same experience in attempting to find a solution, after a comprehensive search all of the answers appear to only be temporary fixes. I will post the results back here when done, and will definitely check to see if I have the same issue with the .etl file that you are having.