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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

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"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"?

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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.

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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


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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.

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