NIS constantly locks apps at app startup
Using NIS v 126.96.36.199 on Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU v1709, build 16299.64. For the last several months, NIS locks every app (doesn't matter if it's Firefox, IE, Word, or a game) for about 30 seconds after I select it to start. This includes ctrl/alt/del to get the Task Manager. Once I am able to get the TM, I see one of the two NS.exe at 100,000K and 10% CPU that winds back down to 0%CPU and about 33,000K going up and down.
I've used NRnR.exe six or seven times to get NIS to stop locking apps. This works for a week or so and then it starts all over again. I'm to the point that I'm seriously considering installing another Security program. As far as I'm concerned, if I select an app, it should start immediately, not in 30 seconds or so.
Can someone help me so I can get this fixed once and for all?