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Windows 7: Random freezing for a few seconds, intermittent


10 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Random freezing for a few seconds, intermittent

The past couple of days I've had this problem. Everything freezes for a few seconds, can't move the mouse or do anything. The fans in my computer have been noisy recently, I don't know if it's the GPU or the CPU though. I assume that's something to do with the hot weather here at the moment?

I don't know where to begin really.


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10 Jul 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

That is an apt name for the hot weather mate.
First try reseating the RAM and card.

Now if you can run Speccy and let us know what the temps are Speccy - Download
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10 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and it found two instances of something called Adware.Agent.

I also turned Windows Search off via Windows Features because it was pissing me off.

I haven't had any freezing since.

For now... resolved.
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10 Jul 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Good stuff mate try these too as I was next going to suggest them anyway and MBAM was one so leave it out.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ download from bleeping computer
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ when/ if you install untick the trial box
http://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/free-antivirus-tools go to the TDSS Killer ref .exe
the last ref you can if you like it is worth keeping for late and the MBAM you have run already run but keep these in a small doc for reference.
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11 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It just happened again but didn't even unfreeze. Had to reset my comp.

I might be mistaken but it only seems to happen when I'm in Firefox?

I'll run those things you suggested.
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11 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think it's a temperature issue at all as I can play games and nothing ever happens.

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11 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay I've ran all of those you suggested and nothing was found except for a few tracking cookies in SUPERAntiSpyware.
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11 Jul 2013   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Well Roasty I think maybe mate for the time being perhaps it might be better to use something else rather than FireFox.

Your temps are well within normal limits too.
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11 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Some Options

Try disabling "Use hardware when available" in Firefox.
If you are using the default orange button:
Options > Options > Advanced tab > General tab > "Use hardware when available".
Try running FF in "Safe Mode".
Sometimes add-ons can misbehave.
The following tutorial describes how to run FF in "Safe Mode":
Firefox - Start Firefox in "Safe Mode"

Another thing you could try is creating a new FF profile.
Corrupt files in the FF profile can cause weird problems.
The following tutorial describes how to create new profiles:
Firefox - Create and Run Multiple Profiles

If the new profile fixes the problem you can copy the important files from your old profile to the new one (if you want).
Transferring data to a new profile - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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19 Jul 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Still happens sometimes in Firefox even with all add-ons disabled.

**** off.
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