Hello - I am working on my son's Asus laptop running win-7. Booting into user mode, it's not running well at all - extremely slow to boot, Chrome runs very slowly - nothing runs well. In safe mode, it's not half bad. When I got this from him last week, I found out that somehow Avast got turned off a while back, so I ran a virus scan (nothing) and since then have run the Malicious software removal tool and Malware bytes - both showing nothing. I've run the tools as listed in the sticky on this forum (below) as well as HijackThis. I don't know enough about the tools to comment much, but the HijackThis log shows lots of BHOs and other oddities.
If someone wants to take a crack at getting this laptop straightened out, tell me what results you want to see and in what order.
Thank you all in advance
rgds - Mark