A month ago I replaced an XP machine with a new one with Win 7 64bit. As with my other Win 7 PC, I'm having a lot of annoying trouble. See most of my last 10 questions under garcpr in the EE Knowledge Base.
I've run various virus/malware scans and just ran two again and only find tracking cookies.
A few days ago I applied the MS ft Hotfix for freezeups. Was OK for perhaps overnight. Then got some freezes when trying to shut down or in shutdown portion of restart.
The Secunia scan for outdated applications flagged Adobe Reader and I updated it through Secunia. A few minutes later a purported Adobe message about another Reader update appeared. I went along with it. After a while almost nothing worked. I wonder if it was malware coming in through the access opened for Adobe a few minutes before.
I used a restore point from just before the second Adobe thing (I think) and that got things working a lot better.
Now when I power up or restart I get the attached screen (see end of this) right after logging on. How do I figure out where this is coming from?
And, when I shut down or restart Win 7 freezes and never completes the process. I have to use the power button to finish shutting down. How do I find out what is causing this?