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"Internet Options Not Responding"

IE 11.09, Update Versions: 11.0.24 OS: Win 7 Pro. Laptop:HP

Windows boots up and I click IE, homepage loads, facebook loads, but when I click to type in a field my laptop slows to a slugs pace. On the left side of my screen I get an unusual window that reads at the top "Internet Options Not Responding."

Also, MS office and other programs lock up after a couple of clicks. Basically, after the computer performs a couple of operations it's locked up.

Could this be malware?

Thanks.

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Ahhhhh my schedule.........

I have no schedule. I have an HP Elitebook, 8 gb of Ram, an early i7 processor. I have never cleaned it and I am sure it needs a good cleaning. I use it mostly at night while piled up in bed with it resting on a blanket. I bet there is a blankets worth of lint inside.

Now to figure how to open it up.............

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Laptop does not mean laptop.

Or bed for that matter. It should be used on something like a coffee table to ensure airflow.
Bob's likely right on the cleaning and maybe thermal paste is needed too.
Dafydd.

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Even if never done. I don't start with opening it up.

For those machines I suggest getting a pair of cans then without opening the laptop, follow the usual Youtube about dusting via the vents.

Start with a daily cleaning for a week, then weekly for a month and back to the 1st of the month from then on. That usually helps to avoid a trip to the repair counter.

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