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    Senior Member willingtocope's Avatar
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    Well, if 3 different browsers are freezing on you, you've got a virus (or malware). I caught a "keystroke logger" from a very reputable web site on this machine. It was running Windows Vista and I was using IE 9. The virus was watching what I typed and sending it to a hacker...which caused web site access to slow way, way down.

    I had to upgrade this thing to Windows 8.1 to get rid of it. As Jerry Pournelle says, I scrubbed it down to "bare metal" and installed from scratch.

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    BTW...when you first turn your machine on, you should see a message like "Press F8 to boot in safe mode"...try that.

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    And...according to PC Magazine anyway...the best free virus checker is www.Malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/

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    Quote Originally Posted by willingtocope View Post
    And...according to PC Magazine anyway...the best free virus checker is www.Malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/
    Thought that I would give you an update since you were very helpful in giving me a lot of good ideas to try. Malwarebytes didn't find anything either. Computer just kept freezing at different places in the process.

    I also have Reimage, but it kept hanging up in the repair process. When I ran it in safe mode, it almost finished, but stopped when replacing old windows files with fresh ones.
    Now it has probably taken its' last breath!
    I keep trying to get it to keep going, but it's pretty much a lost cause.

    Thank you so much for trying to help me, I really appreciate everything.
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