While organizing files and stuff, clearing space on my hard drive and sending some stuff to my backup HD, my system began to slow down to nearly a crawl. I thought perhaps it was ASC as I recently upgraded to the latest version. Turns out that was not the case. Opening explorer became a pain, almost a full minute to open. So...long story longer...I did a system restore from a backup system image. An hour goes by. System restore completes and restarts...and restarts again after claiming it had encountered a problem and needs to restart. Caught in a loop I was beside myself. What I gonna do now? So I went searching for my USB where I put a backup of Win 10. Did a clean install and got my lappy back up and running. What surprised me was that ninety percent, or thereabouts, of my files and folders were left intact but my apps were all uninstalled. First up...WindowBlinds and Start10, which by the way, updated themselves, Cool. I like that. After the clean install several programs, one of which was AVG, were updated during the latest batch of updates from MS. The ones that were updated I had no problem with, they reinstalled nicely. When I tried to reinstall AVG though it said my installer package was outdated and I should download the latest version. Ok...done that. AVG 2016 Zen! is the newest version, it sucks! So I 86'd it and went with Avast. Then I updated Malwarebytes. Ran a scan and it found six pups on my system. Avast did not catch them. Never had that problem with AVG. I couldn't find a version of AVG that is not a 'Zen". Oh well...back to work.
OH...BTW. I have decided to go with Adobe's Creative Cloud thingy. Latest version of Photoshop 2017, 20 gigs of free storage and did I mention the latest version of PSCC. All for twenty bucks a month. I can do twenty bucks a month. I'm gonna do twenty bucks a month. I love my Photoshop.