Browsers, E-mail, & Web Apps forum

Question

All my browsers keep freezing?

by iateyourheadphones1 / May 13, 2011 11:42 AM PDT

So I have had this computer for about 3 weeks now, everything is fine,
it runs well. But recently whenever I use my browesers they always
feezee up? Now I know everyone is going to say "clear up your cache",
its not an issue with that, I have cleared by cache with CC cleaner and
the freezing doesn't stop, and this is with all my browsers.. Firefox,
Chrome and Internet explore. Its so annoying, it usually happens when I
am on the computer for about 15 min and I go to load some random
website; my browser freezes and when I go to open another browser that
one freezes as well, and before I know it all the programs I open on my
PC are frozen leading me to forcefully restart my computer! I have tried
to re-install all browsers including flash player, but it still
continues! Aghhh!! Help! What do I do?

Also I have no viruses either..

Information about my laptop...

Samsung - Laptop / Intel

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: All my browsers keep freezing?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: All my browsers keep freezing?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
"flash player"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 13, 2011 11:47 AM PDT

Have you read that tip about "disable Flash player hardware acceleration"?

Collapse -
Thanks for the quik reply!
by iateyourheadphones1 / May 13, 2011 11:53 AM PDT
In reply to: "flash player"

What does this do? and how do I do it? I dont think its an issue with my flash player, when I had flash player uninstalled the same thing happend to my browsers, they still froze.

Collapse -
What does this do?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2011 4:27 AM PDT

When I read that question I thought "I wondered if they looked into this?" Unlike tech support, these are discussion forums that help us share what might be a lead. If you need tech support maybe we need to find something in your local area.

Since you don't have flash installed I can only think there is something wrong with the machine or it's malware.

Grif has fine advice about malware at 7726-6132_102-5098912.html?tag=posts;msg5099421

Bob

Collapse -
Answer
I always ask, when did this start
by TWB404 / May 15, 2011 3:22 AM PDT

When did you first see the problem occur?

Did you update one of the browser?

Did you update one of the plug ins?

Last Tuesday was MS Windows update Tuesday, is you puter set for auto update? Did it update, and did the problem occur after the updates came in?

Have you tried running Windows updates manually to see if that crashes? That is a good indication of malware being on your machine.

Have you downloaded and install a program from the net recently and or install something you bought locally?

Before this occurred, while surfing the web, did the machine freeze for 30 seconds to a couple minute before resuming surfing? That could be an indication of a drive by download to your machine.

Have you check the logs of your anti malware programs?

Have you tried using the last restore point?

By looking at the time it started and what occur just before that can give you clues on what might be causing this.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech for the school year

Smart tech for smart students

Forget the pencils and notebooks. Gear up your students with these portable and powerful note-taking machines.