I'll beg to differ; I usually reinstall everything in about 6 months cycle (well mostly because things i try on my machine) hence over time it do get bit slower. Unless there is something up with hardware; you will not have any issue IMHO. However, its royal pain in the ......... you know what i mean There seems to be nothing suspicious in this; however, I just noticed you are using an older version of hijackthis; the more recent one is 2.0.2 i think. Edit: However, you can give me a very detailed list of running processes by using this simple command line utility (comes with windows) : i. Press Start, Run and enter cmd; ii. in the Dos window type: tasklist /m /fi "memusage gt 10" /fi "cputime gt 00:00:01" /fo table >Process.txt This will create a file named Process.txt, simply attached it with your next log please.