A search for ssdpsrv.exe revealed a lot of posts about WinME - but I can't find it on my Win7 system!
The rest of the services seem to relate to networking - so I'd figure that that's where the troubleshooting efforts should be focused.
Try disabling the SSDP Discovery service and see if that stops the lag (and note anything that it may disable) - if so, then that's the area that you've gotta concentrate on.
Try looking for any UPnP devices (that you have) that may require this service.
Hi, Cl0ttERS. Although I understand from following your posts that you are knowledgeable, please do NOT run ComboFix until we've had a chance to see preliminary logs. Members of the security community have access to information regarding ComboFix which is not available to the general public. As stated by sUBs, the creator of ComboFix here and elsewhere:
I made ComboFix but there's a valid reason why we don't ask you to run ComboFix from the onset. ComboFix is a very powerful tool which when improperly used may render your machine to a doorstop. So, we ask user to first run preliminary non-invasive scans like DDS & Gmer, to bring back some logs. With this logs we can determine the infections present & decide whether to deploy ComboFix.
What were the results of disabling the proxy setting and using a static IP address?
After considerable distractions to handle other issues, I've finally completed reviewing your logs. I note your use of uTorrent as well as the Firefox setting noted below. P2P programs form a direct conduit on to your computer. They have always been a target of malware writers and continue to be a target. In addition, P2P security measures are easily circumvented. If your P2P program is not configured correctly, you may be sharing more files than you realize, which could indeed be the source of the issues you have been having.
I suggest you try two things: First, disable the proxy setting. Second, uninstall uTorrent. See if these changes make a difference.
Wow, my firefox settings were about 4x slower than the defaults.. Must have been some script I used, but anyway, since IE sucks, it froze when visiting the eset site, and I had to use firefox. It's probably a very good thing that other browsers need to download an installer, the activex system is a very quick way to gain control over a computer
I have been using torrents for ages, and I will continue to use P2P, that's just the way it is. I don't download dodgy torrents, and only use uTorrent when I actually need it. Obviously it uses bandwidth but only when I actually use it. I will uninstall uTorrent, but if it shows no signs of affecting svchost, I'm putting it on again. All I want to do is solve the problem, I'm not asking for your opinion on torrenting
Thank you for being willing to see if uninstalling uTorrent has any impact on svchost. I knew when I posted the suggestion that, unlike so many users of P2P programs, you are aware of the "dangers" and also realized from your posts that you use appropriate cautions. The "warning" is standard for the benefit of someone who may land here as a result of clicking a link in search results.