Windows 10 taskbar sometimes freezes for a few seconds

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Do you have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program installed on your pc?
If yes, scan your pc with it - remove all that it finds and post the logfile below.

Meanwhile download Malwarebytes AdwCleaner.
https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/

Click the Free Download button and save to your desktop.
Click on the adwcleaner desktop icon to load the main window.
Click the Scan Now.

If it finds no threats > click Skip Basic Repair, then close the window.
'Do NOT click the Run Basic Repair button '

If any threats are found - you will see the list of threats.
Check that the complete list is selected and then click Clean & Repair.

When the repair process has finished > restart your computer.
Start up AdwCleaner again, then click on > Log Files.
Double click the file that lists the current date - it will now load in Notepad.
Copy and paste the logfile below.

https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc...520114-Malwarebytes-AdwCleaner-scan-and-clean
 

rick_meadows

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Do you have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program installed on your pc?
If yes, scan your pc with it - remove all that it finds and post the logfile below.

Meanwhile download Malwarebytes AdwCleaner.
https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/

Click the Free Download button and save to your desktop.
Click on the adwcleaner desktop icon to load the main window.
Click the Scan Now.

If it finds no threats > click Skip Basic Repair, then close the window.
'Do NOT click the Run Basic Repair button '

If any threats are found - you will see the list of threats.
Check that the complete list is selected and then click Clean & Repair.

When the repair process has finished > restart your computer.
Start up AdwCleaner again, then click on > Log Files.
Double click the file that lists the current date - it will now load in Notepad.
Copy and paste the logfile below.

https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc...520114-Malwarebytes-AdwCleaner-scan-and-clean
Thanks for the help!

I installed Malwarebytes and ran the scan as instructed. It showed 0 threats.

This is driving me mad...

I have considered a clean reinstall of Windows but since the issue also happened at my previous PC, this does not seem like an effective solution to compensate for how radical it is.

I have already tried disabling background applications I have one by one and the problem persists. I also keep seeing "Updated Windows Defender status successfully to SECURITY_PRODUCT_STATE_ON" every single time the freezing happened. It can't be a coincidence, right? Is there a way to completely disable Defender to test this (I don't care how unsafe it might be, I just want this issue to stop)?
 
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