Quote: Originally Posted by tyg123
I have scanned my computer with MalwareBytes before, and nothing showed up. I'll do it again, but should I do it in safe mode? Will that make a difference?
It is suggested to scan in safe mode when the virus infection does not let you to boot up. If you want , you may run it in safe mode.
I suggested it coz you have stopped updates, and you have some problems with a process. It's just a precaution . Can you tell us what informed you that the process is behind your system's poor performance ? There are a few ways to speed your computer up. Like, run the disk cleanup to remove the junk, disabling startup programs those are not necessary etc. And, if you think that the boot is slow, you can use the boot time deprag option of Puran ( Puran Software - Quality First