Hello to all of you, I consider myself fortunate to have found such a helpful website, since I am at my wits end with my computer problems. My services.exe is utilising 50% of the CPU all the time. On top of this, Windows takes a very long time to start up. This is causing many performance problems, and I don't want to format unless absolutely necessary due to important files I have not been able to back up. I followed all the steps in your thread on preliminary removal of malicious software and viruses, yet the problem persists. Attached are all the necessary Log Files, my AVG anti-root scan didn't show anything. I thank you for taking the time to assist me, and greatly appreciate any help.