Windows 7 hangs every time I open any application that connects to internet. Chrome, IE, Outlook, VLC Player all have the same problem. This problem started appearing only since yesterday.
Its frustrating because these applications go into 2+ minutes of non-responsiveness before opening. Also, at times, McAfee security center automatically stops. I tried all the following things, but nothing helped:
- Disabled security center completely, restarted the machine & tried - NO LUCK
- Checked the Resource Monitor-all CPUs are 100%. Not sure how monitoring wait chain can help
- Scanned disk for errors using CHKDSK - No issues
- Tried in Safe mode with networking - Same issue
Running out of options and patience. Please help!!