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Windows 7: Random freezes - Seven Professional x64

21 Apr 2013   #31
gregrocker

 

You've had this explained several times to you now based on what we have seen here since before Win7 was even released. No one here would even consider running MucAfee, and if one has it I would only feel good about the install if it had a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

But you can try the removal tool, which is incidentally only required for removing the worst infections.


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21 Apr 2013   #32
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigfeh View Post
OK, no old restore points. Guess that leaves us without that option.

EDIT: Also, why all the hate on McAfee? Any other AVs you recommend?
Lol ... no hate on McAfee. We dont pay it that much importance.
MCAfee .... if present there in the system, it causes much nuisance than a virus. So we suggest the users to get rid of it. We have noticed a really real big number of weird issues caused by that program, and removing that program cured the system.

All AVs (other than McAfee) are good. But from a BSOD perspective, we suggest the the AV that is most light on the system ..... Microsoft Security Essentials

Many of us using it, over years, and never faced any issue. Neither virus nor BSOD. So we trust on it.

Some other on demand scanners we use alongwith MSE, those are free MBAM and Windows Defender Offline
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21 Apr 2013   #33
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

We're getting a little bit off-topic here but I think that doesn't matter much, because this might take long. I followed the instructions on the safe boot page and it still didn't freeze. Let's see how it goes. Hopefully, we will find the problem

So, I'll look into this matter but I'll need to replace McAfee with some other AV, and as far as I'm concerned, all the free ones (or at least most of them), except MSE, aren't exactly /good/. I'm thinking Avira, Kaspersky or Vipre... what do you think?

Also can I trust McAfee's removal tool? I mean, will it really remove everything? I've never heard much complaints about it...

EDIT: I can reinstall Windows as many times as I want with the same key on this computer, right?
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21 Apr 2013   #34
x BlueRobot

 

I would go with MSE and on-demand scanners such as Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. These programs have caused no problems for me, and are updated almost daily especially MSE.
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22 Apr 2013   #35
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I tried the clean boot and after it froze, I went back to msconfig to check again and I had forgotten some services, dumb me. Now this time it's for real, set it up around 40 minutes ago and will update

On a side note, thanks for the help, guys, you've been super helpful and this is absolutely the best Windows 7 support forum I've ever visited, thanks.
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24 Apr 2013   #36
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ugh... Still freezing. Will try updating video drivers.
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24 Apr 2013   #37
x BlueRobot

 

Okay, let us know the results.
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26 Apr 2013   #38
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Creative's drivers suck. Struggling to install.

EDIT: Drivers updated, finally

EDIT 2: Did I say video? These are already up to date, I meant audio card drivers =/
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26 Apr 2013   #39
bigfeh

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So, drivers updated and comupter still freezing. I'm getting really mad/tired/desperate at this.
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26 Apr 2013   #40
gregrocker

 

You'd already have the Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 done in a couple of hours compared to the days you've spent on this, plus you'd have the best possible install instead of the crippled one you have now.

It is a specialty of these forums where we've helped countless thousands get a perfect install, so why not take advantage of it and have a better install than 90% of the users out there, resolve your problems, and learn the tips to getting and keeping a perfect install?
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