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[SOLVED] Slow computer-no apparent reason

Q: [SOLVED] Slow computer-no apparent reason


I ran the Spybot. I ran the antivirus scan. I ran CCleaner. Yet they find no threats.

I don't know why my computer has suddenly gotten slow in accessing websites, and shutting down. It used to shut down in under 1 minute. Now it takes 2-3 minutes to shut down.

Any idea what I might do next to speed up my computer?


PS I now use Vista Ultimate rather than Vista Home Premium as my OS. Where do I go to make changes and updates to my personal information? I'm sorry, I forgot.

Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] Slow computer-no apparent reason

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: [SOLVED] Slow computer-no apparent reason

My money is on excessive CPU usage. Hit ctrl-alt-delete to pull up task manager and go to the processes tab. Then click "CPU" so it sorts by maximum CPU usage. Do this while you aren't running any programs, and see if something is using a lot (really, nothing should be using more than 5 when your computer is at rest, but if something is using, say 50+ it will greatly slow down your computer).

If this is, in fact, the case, post the process name here before ending it unless you are sure you know what you are doing.

EDIT: Also, let us know if your RAM usage is really high (70+) (It will tell you your RAM usage at the bottom of the task manager on the bottom edge of the window).

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Hi to all,
Currently I face this problem in my office IBM Computer, model: 6578-GAA

For no reason, it just load up very slow and the harddisk light almost remains on all the time but it is okay when boot up in safe mode.

Can anyone enlighten me with this problem?

Many Thanks to all who offer to help.

These are details from Hijackthis.exe

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 5:47:19 PM, on 17/12/2004
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Micr... Read more

A:Help,My IBM computer very slow for no apparent reason?

Your log is clean, but I will recommend some tools to try:

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

Download and install Spybot S&D. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link don't work) and install it. Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button. When it asks you if you want to logoff, click on Yes.

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I have Norton antivirus installed. Scans return clean. I have degragmented the hard drives, deleted temp. and unnecessary files, etc. Computer is still running slow. I suspect an infection. Help?

A:Computer Running super slow for no apparent reason

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I've got a pretty strange problem here. Since October 30 or so, my tablet PC has been running pretty slow for no apparent reason. I haven't seen any process in Task Manager eating up my memory or CPU but the Performance tab shows my CPU usage pegged at 100% and I've always been diligent about keeping my startup list clean and limited to the essentials. I also haven't installed or done anything different to my computer that should have caused this. Below is a list of symptoms I've noticed and things I've tried to fix it.

- Takes a good 5 minutes or so to boot up.
- Slow or jerky mouse movement
- Most actions take noticeably longer to perform
- Performance tab in Task Manager shows CPU pegged at 100% or so. No process in the Processes tab are shown eating it up though.

Things I've tried:
- Ran AVG, it found three things and put them in the "virus vault:"
---- Infection - Virus Found JS/Downloader.Agent
---- PUP - Potentially harmful program Dialer.IPK
---- Infection - Virus Found IRC/BackDoor.Flood
- Ran CCleaner (and registery cleaning option)

I've attached a HijackThis log too.

Any help is appreciated. I use this tablet PC for work and I rely on it so the sooner someone can help, the better.

A:Solved: Slow performance all around; no apparent reason

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This has been an ongoing problem now for about a month... Every so often and usually when I'm playing a game, my computer will abruptly shut off. Because it seemed to happen while playing games, I assumed it was my EVGA GeForce 9800 card that was causing the shutdown... However, last night I was just mindlessly surfing and I had the same issue... When I tried to restart, it took a few times before it 'took' ... this has happend before in the past when the computer has abruptly crashed.... as for the GeForce, I've uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled.

I've also checked to see if it's the fans, but they all seem to be working fine, no obstructions. Is it possible that with it being summer, the room might be getting too hot and in turn causing the computer to run hotter than usual? I don't keep the air on all the time in that room as it's a window unit and I'm conserving energy...

A:Solved: Computer shuts down for no apparent reason

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I have two computers hooked up. Both ran the internet pretty fast until a few days ago when I noticed a significant slow-down on my laptop. The other one runs pretty fast still, but this one takes a lot longer. It's a hell of a lot newer and faster too. I am wondering if there is a way to check if something bad is installed on my computer that is messing with my internet speed? Nothing suspicious appears to be running in the process window.


A:Internet Is Slow For No Apparent Reason

Try using Ad-aware or Spybot Search and destroy. Thats about the best I've got to say, but i suppose you could also try cleaning your computer to get rid of all the dust...

Also, you can always reboot the router.

Do you leave your computer on all the time? I think it doesn't help for speed either...

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For the past 4 weeks, my internet has been stupidly slow, and with slow I mean it feels like I'm browsing with dial-up.
I first noticed this in my computer, but when I told my roommates, they tought it was just my computer, because everything was fine with theirs. Two weeks later, they also started noticing. But the strange thing is: it is slower on my computer. At first I thought it was because I was browsing from the basement(house foundations and isolations could be and are interfering with my wifi signal), but today I took the pc upstairs, and I was right next to the router and google took like 30 seconds to open. I did the same on three other computers and it only took 5 seconds, still longervthan I would expect, but its way faster than mine. I've changed browsers and everything. I believe my drivers are updated, I've tried shutting down my firewall and antivirus, and that also didn't speed up the internet.

Other info: Steam registed a download speed of 700kb/s, which is way too fast. Opera registed a download speed of 500kb/s. The max I could get out of chrome was about 75kb/s. Sometimes it doesn't even connect to te internet, it detects the router, but isn't able to connect, for some stupid reason. I have cleaned up and defragged everything I can think of.
I'm using an ADSL wifi connection with a speed of 15mbits.
Netspeed registers 3, sometimes 6mbits/s, which are values you would expect if you're using wifi. Other computers register 8-9mbits/s.

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A:Internet super slow, for no apparent reason

Have you checked for any malware on your computer?

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Hey, I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right section 'cause I'm not sure whether or not this is a security issue...overnight, it seems like my computer has gotten....slow. It starts up slow, much slower (all the startup items are the as they were before.) and there is a new step added to startup; on a completely black screen, at the bottom, there's a grayish white bar, that kind of fills up, and then it progresses the normal way, but much slower. The bar at the bottom (it kind of looks like the bar the fills up during safe mode startup) Also, starting in safe mode did not help, it's still much slower than normal. It's not constantly slow, I mean as I'm posting this message there's absolutely nothing wrong, but I know if I use it for another half an hour, the computer will hang for a few seconds completely without responding, at least 5 times. I'm sorry if what I've told you does not help with the diagnosis....but I'm totally confused...I deleted all temp files, checked all my processes in the task manager...defragmented.....everything seems normal. I haven't installed any new software either.
Any suggestions? Because, at this point, ANY help would be much appreciated, I'm lost.
Thank you.

My computer's specs are:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53 GHz
nVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS
160 GB HDD

A:Very random hanging and slow response, for no apparent reason.

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Starting today my computer has been randomly turning itself off, although running lights are still on, and the computer sounds as if it is still running normally.

Essentially what happens is that it crashes out, the monitor says input signal lost and then nothing happens. First two times it crashed whilst using Photoshop. Third time I installed a program to monitor the HDD temp. It was running just over 40c when it crashed again (had a low end game running to see if the HDD temp would rise). I waited 30 min before turning the computer on each time.

Opened the case to check for any build up of dust, it seemed fine.

Edit: I have also checked that all the cables are plugged in correctly.
Also definitely something wrong, because holding down the power button didn't turn it off. Had to turn the computer off by the switch at the back of the computer.

Windows 7 64
2.8GHz Quad core
500GB Seagate HDD

Only thing new with the comp today was updating Microsoft.Net framework, a few hours before the first time it crashed. No idea if that is related or not.

Thanks for all help in advance,


A:Computer crashing for no apparent reason

EXACTLY what happens after the display says it has lost its signal? This sounds more like the system is going into power saving mode than "crashing".

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My computer has been crashing and debug errors on various programs and my mozilla browser crashers (as well as chrome) I often get an error on plug-in container.exe. I never use IE as a browser unless a website requires it. I have done the following:

Ran Spinrite 6.0 Level 5 (This checks/corrects hard drive errors both physical and otherwise if you are not familiar go to http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm): NO ERRORS FOUND

Ran mtinst.exe Memory Diagnostic Test:NO ERRORS FOUND

Therefore, I'm considering virus/malware etc. I HAVE NO OTHER SYMPTOMATIC ISSUES

I also run and keep updated spybot search and destroy as well as spyware blaster both free versions.

When I ran the gmer.exe the computer would crash before completing. Ran it in safe mode as well. Ran "the if and only if" routine as well same results.

DDS.txt is below. Attach.zip (without Ark.text) attached.

Please let me know if this problem is possibly virus/malware related even if we do correct any issues currently on my system (if any) or if it could be something else. I don't believe I have the original Windows OS discs available. I do have SYSTEM RECOVERY DISCS.



DDS (Ver_10-10-10.03) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 12:18:37.07 on Mon 10/18/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.51 [GMT -7:00]

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A:Computer crashes for no apparent reason

Hello crazydiamond,

Let's try another scanner.
Please Download Rootkit Unhooker Save it to your desktop.
Now double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.
Click the Report tab, then click Scan.
Check (Tick) Drivers, Stealth. Uncheck the rest. then Click OK.
Wait till the scanner has finished and then click File, Save Report.
Save the report somewhere where you can find it. Click Close.
Copy the entire contents of the report and paste it in a reply here.

Note** you may get this warning it is ok, just ignore

"Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!
It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?"

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Help. I am very uncomputer savy. I have a laptop : Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 with Vista. I have it plugged in most of the time and it has started to shut itself off for no reason that I know, it just suddenly goes black and the power is off. I know everything is plugged in correctly and the connections are not loose.

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Hello! I've been having a problem lately where my computer screen freezes completely. I try to CTRL+ALT+DELETE, but it doesn't work. I can't turn it off with the power or reset button either. My computer's a laptop, so I have to physically take out the battery, then put it back in to restart the computer. I've checked the heat with EVEREST Home Edition--it's only 37 C. I've had the computer freeze with only one program open, so it's not RAM. I've run McAffe and HouseCall, both of which found nothing. I've run SpyBot and AdAware, which also found nothing. I've even tried to get rid of BlasterWorm, but it said my computer was fine.

Unfortunately, I've exhausted my options! I'm really hoping you guys can help. I need my computer for schoolwork, and it's really irritating to have the computer freeze mid-essay. (Luckily, I save often.) I've pasted my HijackThis log for your persual. I haven't had problems like this until just recently.

Again, thanks for your help. I'm desperate!


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:08:11 PM, on 10/17/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Comm... Read more

A:Computer freezing for no apparent reason! Please, please help!

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I have a 4 month old Asus G60Jx and, lately, it started freezing for no apparent reason. It freezes the most when I'm running a few applications together such as google chrome (with lots of tabs)+ powerpoint+winamp+adobe reader. However, it should not be the case of exhausting the memory (this laptop has 8Gb RAM).

Could you please help me out? I need my laptop to work...

My specs are:
Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Nvidia Geforce GTS 360M
i7 Q720 1.6GHz
8Gb Ram

Thanks in advance!

A:Computer freezes for no apparent reason - please help!

Sounds like possible overheating. Is it being used on a flat hard surface?

Are any of the vents blocked? The vents can be located on the side(s), front, back, bottom of the machine. Can you feel air exiting the vents, ensuring that the cooling fan(s) are running?

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My computer shuts off spontaneously about once a day for a week to two weeks.  I've run Avast, but it didn't find anything.  Will someone help me check to see if any viruses are causing it?  Thanks for the help. 

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Please help me figure out why my computer is acting like it has a power blip the only error I have is Kernel-power, system rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. The computer is about four years old.
Intel(R)core(TM)i7cpu [email protected]
RAM 6.00GB
64bit operating sys
windows Home Premium service pack1
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth X58.
Sapphire Graphics Card PcI-E HD5600,ATI Radeon HD5670
2 Disk drives Sata ST310005
Power Supply Cool Master 600 RS-600-Pcar-E3
using Asus probe the voltages are fine, temperatures are ok and fans are working properly.

the computer will run various time before this happens one time 38 minutes, another time 26 minutes and it operates normally when it is running.

just need some pointers on how can I determine what is causing this.

hope I put this in the right section

Thanks for the fourm

A:Computer reboots for no apparent reason

Look in your Event Logs and see what was going on right before the computer shut off.

Also monitor your temps and see if possibly they went high.

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Hi all, 
I recently built my own computer about 6 months ago. However since that time, it has been freezing randomly with no apparent cause. It has done this while I'm playing games, watching youtube videos and one time while idling. I have been monitoring my temps and are all in good and acceptable regions. 
MB - MSI Z170 SLI Plus
CPU - Intel i5-6500
RAM - Ripjaws V 2400
GPU - Sapphire R9 390
SSD - Samsung Evo 750
HD - WD Blue 1TB
I have brought it to two computer repair shops and both have found no problem with the computer. However it is still freezing. When it freezes, there is no BSOD. My keyboard and mouse are totally unusable and sometimes there is a soft buzzing or looping sound going on in my headphones if I was watching a video or gaming. The case and cpu fans are still working though. The only way to unfreeze it would be to hold the power button.
I have updated my drivers as well as my BIOS. Checking the event viewer after each freeze, there are the events 41, 1101 and 6008. There are some other events but I have no idea what they mean. Can anyone help me solve this issue? 

A:Computer Freezes with no apparent reason

These are the ZIP files. Please help me solve this problem, I have been having it for months now. Thank you very much! 

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Greetings magical computer guru people. I, like so many others have a problem and have turned to online forums for help. I'm usually pretty good at solving my own computer problems but this has me baffled.

Well it started a few weeks ago when I noticed my yahoo searches and whatnot were getting redirected to bogus websites. Well turns out I had a nasty bit of malware that after lots of work I managed to get rid of. It was Gaopdxbsfupbcd.sys and Gaopdxwxwthpsb.dll, a particularly tenacious rootkit I believe. I wrote down the names of them for future reference.

Well all of my computers functions have returned and symptoms of the malware are gone, but now it's just a whole lot slower than it should be. And I'm sure it's not too many startup programs or something simple like that. About 40% of my memory is being used so it's not lack of RAM, and my processor seems to be handling everything. Something is definitely wrong but I can't figure it out. Most windows that open take way longer and stop responding for several seconds at a time when working within them. This is extremely frustrating please help if someone could. I'd like to see if there's anything I can do before trying something drastic like doing a system restore or something.

I'm running a HP Pavilion dv6000 with 1.8Ghz AMD Turion 64 x2 with 2 GB of RAM if it matters.

A:Computer has slowed down for no apparent reason

Have you ensured that your system is completely clean of malware? Malware rarely comes with only one infection. If not, I'd suggest trying a couple of the independent scans listed in this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252 (there's advice on what to do at the bottom of that post)If you determine that it's not malware, then I'd suggest opening up Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) to the Processes tab and seeing what process is taking up the most CPU and Memory. Post back here with the results and we'll move on from there.

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I am running Windows XP on a Pentium 4, 2.39GHz, 512Mb RAM PC. For some reason for a couple of weeks now my computer hangs all of a sudden no matter what I'm doing. I can be browsing the web, saving a file, watching a video, all of a sudden the computer simply paralyzes and there's nothing I can do but reset it. I have noticed that when this happens, the hard-disk light (the light that continually blinks when the computer is running a process) comes permanently on. I've tried inserting Cd's, memory sticks, diskettes, nothing happens. After I manage to restart the computer I look into the Event Viewer but there are no Errors listed. I've ran anti spyware programs and antivirus and everything seems to be fine.

A little background on a previous situation that could have something to do with this: I used to have a 90GB hard disk. For some reason one day the computer just wouldn't start, I started getting messages like "Insert Boot Device" whenever I turned the computer on. I took it to a tech guy who formatted the disk and tried to reinstall Windows. However he told me that he simply couldn't do it, the disk wouldn't let him install. He did tell me however that the disk could work as a storage device so what he did in the end was install a 40GB disk as C where he installed the OS, and leave my original 90GB as drives D and E for my data. This seemed to work until a couple weeks later I began getting some blue screens and ... Read more

A:Computer hangs for no apparent reason

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Hi all, 
I recently built my own computer about 6 months ago. However since that time, it has been freezing randomly with no apparent cause. It has done this while I'm playing games, watching youtube videos and one time while idling. I have been monitoring my temps and are all in good and acceptable regions. 
MB - MSI Z170 SLI Plus
CPU - Intel i5-6500
RAM - Ripjaws V 2400
GPU - Sapphire R9 390
SSD - Samsung Evo 750
HD - WD Blue 1TB
I have brought it to two computer repair shops and both have found no problem with the computer. However it is still freezing. When it freezes, there is no BSOD. My keyboard and mouse are totally unusable and sometimes there is a soft buzzing or looping sound going on in my headphones if I was watching a video or gaming. The case and cpu fans are still working though. The only way to unfreeze it would be to hold the power button.
I have updated my drivers as well as my BIOS. Checking the event viewer after each freeze, there are the events 41, 1101 and 6008. There are some other events but I have no idea what they mean. Can anyone help me solve this issue? 

A:Computer Freezes with no apparent reason

These are the ZIP files. Please help me solve this problem, I have been having it for months now. Thank you very much! 

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As the title suggests, this has been happening for almost a month now and it is extremely frustrating. My computer just freezes/crashes for no obvious reason. There are no blue screens of death, just that the whole screen freezes, during which nothing I do work so I have to restart the computer manualy. It can happen at any time, while I'm downloading something or watching a video or even when the computer is left unattended. Sometimes it freezes even before the windows is loaded completely. I reinstalled Windows 7 and the problem still accurs. The only programs I allow to load when the windows starts are: ESET smart security , Super Anti-Spyware 4.44.1000 , Asus SmartDoctor 5.57 and my soundcard driver.

System specs:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate Edition
CPU: Intel QX 6850
Main: Asus P5N72-T Premium
VGA: Asus EN GTX 260
Ram: 2 x 2 Gb OCZ Reaper 8500 1066 DDR2
Hard Drive: 6 H.D.Ds total. 1 SSD + 5 x 7200rpm SATA ( Different makes ) for a total of approax 8 Tbs

Other notes:

I used to use 2 GTX 260s but for the porpuse of testing I removed one
I used to have 4 x 1gb OCZ 1066 DDR2 rams which I replaced with the ones mentioned above to see if that would solve the issue, which it didn't.
None of my hard drives are in RAID configuration.
MainBoards BIOS settings are all set to default, except that I have disabled floppy disk and changed the boot priority options.
CPU runs at 3.00 GHz on stock. It used to be on 3.33 OC but I disabled it to see if it would mak... Read more

A:Computer hangs for no apparent reason

Bump. Anyone?

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For the last few days my computer [Windows XP] has been freezing up and not responding, to the point where I have to unplug it. These freeze-ups have nothing in common, except two of them happened when I left computer idle. Other than that, it's just random. I haven't installed or uninstalled any hardware or software recently. I've tried scanning for viruses, cleaning my registry, deleting files and programs that could have been harboring anything mailicious, but I've had no luck. I use AVG, but my computer freezes before it has time to finish it's scan.

I have no idea what the problem could be, and I'm really hoping someone can help me figure out.

Thanks in advance.

A:Computer is freezing randomly for no apparent reason

Please click here to download and install the HijackThis installer.​
Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

Do not fix anything​

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my works computer has started playing up again :S

anyway this is how it goes

i turned on my computer this morning and it had been running fine for around and hour and a half then for no reason it restarted ... i lost what i was working on .. i am less than impressed lol
anyway after about 30mins of working again it decides to restart yet again

the only thing i can think is that its the processor over heating but looking at the temperatures it shoudl be fine

can any of you guys suggest anything?

thanks in advance

A:Work computer restarts for no apparent reason

Is this an HP. Is this an AMD processor computer? Do you have Service Pack 3 installed.
Tell us more about your brand and model, OS, and computer age?

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I just built a PC with an EVGA x58 mobo, i7-920, 6GB OCZ Gold ram 1600, Sapphire HD 570 ATI video card, 300GB WD Velociraptor Drive and an 850W Enermax PSU. Initially installation went fine, and I was able to load much of my software. Then the computer started resetting randomly. It wouldn't shut down, or give me any errors, it would suddenly go to black and then restart on its own.

After talking to an EVGA tech, he suggested the problem was software. I looked at the event log, and though unfortunately I don't have the exact wording, it said there was some kind of a power interruption. The tech was puzzled that the computer would restart instead of shutting down if it was a power issue, hence blaming it on software. So I decided to reinstall Windows. New problem: the computer kept freezing in the middle of the installation, at various points. I had to try several times before I was able to get a successful install.

When I talked the issue over with the EVGA tech support, they had me check all my BIOS settings, voltages and temps. No problems found. Temperature has not been an issue. I ran memtest86 program to test the ram sticks one at a time and have not found a problem there. I have run a Data Lifeguard Diagnostics program on the hard drive and found no problems.

From suggestions gathered on another forum, I gathered the problem could be caused by several things (probably an incomplete list):

- Memory: seems to test fine.
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A:Computer Resets/Freezes For No Apparent Reason

Please let us know the wattage of your PSU
Please let us know what tests you've run (Memtest, hard drive test, chkdsk, etc)
Please provide this information: http://www.techsupportforum.com/1871981-post2.html

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Hey people

So here is the problem i have:

For as long as i have my PC i had BSOD problems, but a clean format, or driver update would resolve it. But since 2 months ago it, my computer started to BSOD with no apparent reason, i.e. when i am on facebook, when i am on youtube, when i am playing games and etc... I can play games/be on facebook and so on for hours/days without crashing, and then again i can be on the computer for minutes, and then it crashes!

I updated and re-installed all of my drivers, i have even formatted my computer with differents OSes (XP sp2 and sp3 and win 7), but the problems keeps appearing.

After searching on the internet i found out it is most likely caused by faulty ram, because the computer does not always uses the same memory, so it can pass hours till it comes to the place where the bad ram memory is...
But then again, if i don't install my graphic card, my computer never crashes then. Ok, i cant play games then, but when i am on browsing the internet (facebook, youtube etc.), it does not crash. NEVER. But when i install it, it crashes occasionally. With no apparent reason, because i can do the same things for hours without getting it crashed :/. Also, one time i formatted my PC (using XP sp3), i couldn't even install the graphic driver, because it crashed every time on the wizard.
But then again, i formatted it this morning with win 7, and everything went smoothly, i havent even got to install any games, just the ... Read more

A:Computer restarting and BSOD for no apparent reason

The Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT, has to be the problem. Try another video card

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Hi guys,

i'm on quite a fresh PC here, only 6 months old which has never crashed for me before, I try to run spyware and adware checks frequently but I guess ive missed a lot cause my comp is now lagging uncontrollably and im sure it must be spyware since the things im running work perfectly on my friends computers which are worse than mine.

Im running a Celeron 2.4gig with 512 MB Ram, Geforce 3 Ti200 card and SB audigy soundcard (but the apps im using easily work on this system even though its not the best hehe).

Anyway Ive got a HiJack This log if someone would be kind enough to look it over and tell me if theres anything suspect there it would be a great help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 14:02:44, on 30/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Computer lags horribly for no apparent reason

Your HJT is old but first

SpywareBlaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
AdAware SE http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
SpyBot S&D http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

DL them (they are free), install them, check each for their definition updates and then run AdAware and Spybot, fixing anything they say.

Do these before the next step.

Then get the latest HiJack This http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html,
put it in a permanent folder, run it , DO NOT fix anything, post the log here.

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I have just bought a 2nd computer and have networked the 2 together using pci ethernet cards and a cat5 crossover cable. The network is fine. At the same time of doing this i also decided to upgrade from Win 98 1st edition to Win Me as i was told this OS was better for networking.

I am now epxeriencing major problems with my old computer. It has started locking up for no apparent reason, i cant even alt/ctrl/del, I have to reset the computer, sometimes when i do this nothing happens, the restart doesnt kick in so i have to completely disconnect from power, take power lead out of back of computer.

I have noticed that my processor seems to be running at what i think is quite a high temperature, 69c, and there is a setting in the bios to shutdown when processor reaches a certain temp, this at the moment is 70c.

I have also noticed that processor usage seems to be quite high, when i run windows system monitor and set it to display kernel processor usage when i attempt to run windows media player processor usage is at 100%

What i would like to know is if it is normal for processor usage to be so high, and also wether system monitor gives accurate results and what is the maximum temperature my processor can operate at without causing damage.

Sytem information:
Athlon 1ghz Thunderbird
256mb Sdram
Geforce2 mx200 64mb AGP graphics card
Sounblaster PCI soundcard
40gb HDD
13gb HDD
Windows ME

A:Computer freezes and crashes for no apparent reason

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A few weeks ago I started having freezes on my computer, a couple of times per hour, lasting one minute, usually while playing demanding video games.
Sometimes it would give me the blue screen of death followed by an error claiming it was unable to find boot device, the only solution being to restart the PC which would fix the error.
Recently however the freezes started to be more common, sometimes causing the computer to crash during boot-up and restart.
Whenever a freeze occurs I can hear a fan stopping and restarting, however I cannot determine which fan it is, I suspect the problem may be caused by the psu or the hdd.
I have excluded heat problems as the temperatures are under 60C (for the cpu and graphics card) when the freezes happen and used SeaTools to run a short check on my hdd which yielded no problems. Haven't used a long test as it said it might damage my data.

My specs:
I5-4690 @ 3.50 Ghz
DDR3 8gb of ram
Nvidia geforce gtx 770
Seagate Barracuda 2TBk
Kissquiet 620W psu

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Hey all, like the title says my new custom built computer is randominly locking up. Either when I'm playing a game, surfing the web, watching a movie, or sometimes when I'm not doing anything and its just on.

Here's a quick look at the stats:

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack

I did buy 4 gigs of RAM but they sent me DDR2 instead of DDR3. So I went to the store and picked up the only thing I could find. 2 gigs of DDR3 RAM. The RAM is the only thing I can think of that is causing the computer to lock up so randomly. But if anyone has any idea as to what could be causing it lock I'd be very great full.


A:Custom built computer locks for no apparent reason

What is the brand and model of that 2 gigs of RAM you ended up installing? Perhaps it isn't compatible with the Asus motherboard or maybe the RAM voltage needs to be changed from the default motherboard voltage.

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I have a PII 350 with 128MB running Win2k Pro. For some unknown reason the machine keeps rebooting its self for no apparent reason.I have down loaded all the service packs and have ran Norton System works which found a lot of errors but fixed them. I am thinking it is a software issue because hardware usually dies when some thing is up. It comes back up as if nothing is wrong.

A:[SOLVED] PC re-boots for no apparent reason

is the reboot completely random? or does it reboot when you use a particular component or periferal?

I had this problem when I tried using a usb component. The machine would reboot everytime I used my webcam. Replaced the motherboard and ended up with the same problem... ended up being a cryptic problem I finally found in the Knowledge base...

*plink, plink*

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Hi Guys,

I hope you can help me with this one, I've searched the site, but can't see a problem like mine.

Some of the time my PC runs perfect, but then everything slows down, programs loading, Internet Explorer, Printing, etc.

I have tried the obvious, by defragging the hard drive and running Optimzer 6, but it makes no difference.

If I do a reset, all is well again, until it slows down again, either in a few minutes or in a few hours, but it is getting worse.

I'm running XP SP2, with 2 meg of ram on a system built by a man down the road about 2 years ago.

Is there some diagnostics I can run, to see what's going on?

Looking forweard to hearing your advice.



A:Solved: My entire PC Slows Down for no apparent reason

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Lately my computer has been crashing extremely often. Sometimes it'd crash the moment it booted up, other times it can go for a few minutes before it dies. Sometimes it runs just fine. I've scanned the computer for viruses and it turned out clean. I repaired and defragmenter the disks and registry as well, so that doesn't seem to be the problem.

I scanned with avast free antivirus and used avg tuneup for the defragmentation. I'm running windows xp professional service pack 3.

If there's anything else you need to know, please tell me, as I'm not familiar with how I should present my situation. Thank you

A:[SOLVED] Constant crashes for no apparent reason (windows xp)

Try opening the box and clean out the inside. Pay particular attention to the fan and surrounding area. Go to this site for complete instruction: How to clean a computer

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Windows XP Home, fully updated
Dell Dimension E520
No error message

It started a few days ago, and I had not installed anything new. I was surfing the web in firefox (also fully updated) when my mouse stopped responding. A reboot fixed the problem, but shortly thereafter it happened again. The second time I was looking through my files on my hard drive.
Again, a reboot solved the problem, until about 4:20 PM, Dec 14th, EST.
I lost the mouse, rebooted, within 5 minutes I lost the mouse again. (repeat 4 times). This last time I did nothing but move the mouse in random directions. I have no idea if this is something serious or if it's simply an annoying glitch that needs fixed. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Mouse locked, no apparent reason or pattern

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464580 MB, Free - 14061 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 018D1Y
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

OK, so you know what I'm using. My issue is that a couple of days ago when I woke up my computer in the morning the free space had gone from about 400 GB to 0. I've deleted extraneous stuff and come up with 14GB. For the life of me I can't find what is consuming all of that disc space. This has happened before and the problem vanished with a re-boot..but not this time. I've defragged the disc. I restored it to a point previous to when the issue began (which I can't do again, as the restoration point is now this morning) and I am at a loss as to what to try next to either: Have the computer find the disc hog or to; find the culprit myself and delete whatever is eating up my disc.

Any ideas?

The Tont

A:Solved: Hard drive full for no apparent reason

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Ok, I have no programs opened, I even restarted my computer (which took like 15 minutes) and nothing, when I move the mouse, the cursor is really slow, when I try to play songs, it lags, etc. I don't know what's wrong. Here's the Hijackthis log :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 11:15:29, on 2007-05-30
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
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A:Solved: Very slow computer, no reason I can see

Check your task manager and see if a svchost.exe is taking up CPU time. If it is, kill just that one and see if things speed up. I've been having trouble with one MS update that makes automatic updates freak out. Make a batch file called fixsvc.cmd, save it at the root of c, and paste the following REGSVR32 commands into it:

Restart in safe mode so the automatic update service doesn't start
Run fixsvc.cmd and ok as each item is registered
Browse to the windows directory and rename the "SoftwareDistribution" directory to "OldSoftwareDistribution", it will be recreated on the next normal start up.

Hopefully that will take care of it for you.

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Just this afternoon I started getting a message "server is busy -- action can't be completed because other program is busy press switch or retry." I have to use task manager to clear it.

The program I am using "mind manager" has worked for year. This morning I had a major BSOD but think all is well now.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

A:Solved: "Server is Busy" dialog box for no apparent reason

My newly updated firewall was the problem.

If I uninstall it everything works. Reinstalling brings the problem back.

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A few months ago I realized that my FPS in some games began to drop drastically. It was just recently that I decided to play Half-Life 2 again and found that my FPS was around 10-14. I had also noticed the FPS drop in World of Warcraft where I started to get 3-15 FPS. I began to think and though that my problem was just a GFX Card going bad. So I bought a new Realtek A400 Geforce 6800GT. I pop in the new card. Did not help in the slightest. At this point I am about like this little guy ---> :hotouch:. I then think that maybe it's time for more RAM. So I buy another 512 stick and pop it in to make 1G of RAM. No dice. Now I am like :hotbounce:. My cousin says he has the same problem, where Windows runs fine, but when a game loads it seems to load into a bad spot on the stick. So I take out my old stick and leave only my new stick. Doesn't help. So then I feared that the Virus' had gotten me so I took the drastic route and formatted both of my HD's and started from scratch. All new drivers and updates were installed...and still. Not working. So at this point I am punching pillows and getting snappy. Here is what my system looks like and maybe if you find somthing that seems to be a weakspot, or some other part that gradually dies...please inform me.

My System:
Mobo: MSI 865PE Neo2-PS (MS-6728 v2.0)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4E 2.8MHz (3.5 x 800)
RAM: Dual 512 PC2700 333MHz
Video Card: Realtek A400 Geforce 6800GT

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A:Low FPS for no apparent reason...

Hello and welcome to techspot :wave: :wave:

Gsus6677 said:

PS: The HD that my Windows info is on is alittle old...If that was wearing out could it cause problems with games??? :dead:Click to expand...

this could be the problem, inbetween do u have any RAM optimization software running in the system.

PS: also please do search the foreum there are lot of similar post with lot better answers, please dop check. :grinthumb

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For the past couple weeks my computer has been getting BSODs during certain functions. I have a SNES emulator that crashes it, sometimes uploading pictures, or using photo shop, though not always, and sometimes just a few youtube tabs can kill it, even when all paused. But it can handle a game like Hitman (only one I have) just fine.

I built this thing half a year ago and haven't had any problems until now.

It has plenty more than it needs to do the above mentioned tasks, except maybe a good video card (just using the on-board one, and always have), but I don't see how that could be the problem considering how it plays a game without crashing.

I can dig up the dmp files or whatever else upon request. The hard drive is not fragmented, I ran a diagnostic on the RAM, I've cleaned it with CCleaner and virus checked it with AVG and Malware Bytes, probably some other stuff I've already forgotten about... I even opened it up and checked the connections on all the cords and so on. I'm running out of ideas.

Anyone out there have any idea how to help me?

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Hi, i recently bought a Emermax 850 PSU, Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 64 and a Asus MW221u LCD. I had to put my memory in slots 3 & 4 so that i could fit the HSF in. The trouble is that sometimes after about 15mins my pc reboots with no apparent reason as no error messages pop up. Any ideas?


A:PC keeps rebooting for no apparent reason

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In the last couple of months, it has not been an issue, but now it is getting to be a pain. Apparently my P52 goes into sleep mode for  no apparent reason. I have tried to figure out what is triggering - web page, program operating, time of day, etc. However no correlation has been found. I turn the machine back on and log in and it would immediately go back in to sleep. It would take any where from 2 to 5 cycles of this before the computer remains on. The whole event would take place about once a week. Battery is full and connected to the power. Not touching any particular "sleep" key (if there is one let me know and I will watch my fingers). Anyone else have this issue? Solutions?

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hi all,
as the title says my pc keeps crashing , the system has recently master rebooted to get rid of some viruses so i no its nout 2 do with memory etc. i have anti spyware software so im pretty sure its not spyware.

When it crashes the power button on the tower stays on, the monitor goes in2 standby and the keyboard freezes, help!


A:My PC keeps crashing for no apparent reason...Help!

I would suggest installing and running a Anti-Virus program as your problem seems to be involved with a virus. AVG Free Edition is a very good 100% free Anti-Virus program.

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I just noticed about two days ago that my right arrow key is broken. I was playing some WoW, i guess i rebooted my computer and now it no longer works. Just the right key though. I took off the key and poked the thing down but still no response. Checked the keyboard drivers and they report nothing wrong. Does anyone know what i can do to fix this?

[Shiiittt i ripped my keys off for good by checking the **** under it >_>;]

Operating System:Windows Vista? Home Premium (x64)
Processor:AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82 (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory:3836MB RAM
Keyboard:USB Root Hub [Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.]

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Hi all,

New to the forum and experiencing a very frustrating problem! First, here's my comp specs (running XP Media Center Edition):

Dell Inspiron E1705
Intel Core Duo (2 GHz)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400

Now to my issue. Recently, I noticed an overall slowing of my computer -- most programs run slow, youtube videos stutter, general responses slow, etc. If I look at my CPU usage it cycles between 4-18% at idle but most, if not all programs, will spike to 100% during program loading and will run ~30-60%. I used msconfig to disable all unnecessary startup programs and disabled most unnecessary services. I've ran Avast!, AdAware, and SpyBot and don't detect any malware.

This helped some. Now when I boot up, XP starts quickly and my idle is at 0-2%. I can open most programs with minimal usage spikes and can use the program for a little while. Then seemingly out of nowhere, I have some sort of "memory dump" and cpu usage spikes to 100% and then the computer runs slowly. Even after closing the program, the comp will lag until I reboot.

Any thoughts/ideas? I've just about exhausted all of my ideas and have hit the wall. Let me know if you have any ideas! Thanks in advance

A:XP slowing for no apparent reason

I forgot to mention that this same slowing phenomenon occurs if I reboot in Safe Mode as well. Actually, the slowing/lagging seems to be worse in Safe Mode...so much so, that scrolling through windows causes stuttering which doesn't occur usually during a normal boot.

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ok... Im not really sure where this post should go, so its here. I have a Sony Vio laptop with windows XP, not that that matters. Anyway, it shuts its self down occasionally and I have noticed its extremely how when it shuts down. I can hear the fan running, so i assume thats working. Any suggestions?

AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... I hate this thing!

Thanks, Samantha

A:Shutting down for no apparent reason

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The problem i have been having is that my pc freezes and random moments and doesnt unfreeze.
So basically after it freezes, which usually occurs when im gaming, chatting or listening to music,
I have to actually turn the power off to get it going again.
I dont get any error messages of any kind, which is really wierd

I would be reaally grateful if someone could gimme a hand with this one!


A:Freeze for no apparent reason!

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Hey all,Have a box running Server 2003 SP1 that managed to get infected by a drive-by installation. Removed Network Monitor, Command, and a few other files from the system32 folder manually including the following:c:\windows\system32\iifdayay.dllc:\windows\system32\byXNFuss.dllc:\windows\system32\np5\sfeth112.exec:\windows\system32\ES\ixp6453.exe!c:\windows\TVg\asappsrv.dllc:\windows\TVg\command.exec:\windows\TVg\np0.vbsc:\Windows\uninstall_nmon.vbsThere were a few other dll files with random names in the system32 folder that I got rid of as well. I've run HJT as well as inspected startup entries using Sysinternals Autoruns, and don't see anything suspicious anymore. But I'm still getting random popups. They're not for fake anti-virus or anything like that... they appear to be for random websites. For instance, the last three were an eBay listing for a Garmin GPS, http://blogmlb.smacchat.com, and http://www.felonyfind.com.I've run VundoFix which came back clean, as well as scanned the machine with Trend Micro - also clean. I'm out of ideas, and that doesn't happen easily... hunting down and removing nasty infections manually is part of my job every day. Meanwhile, the popups continue. I would greatly appreciate your expert assistance.Thanks!

A:Getting Random Pop-ups For No Apparent Reason

Never mind, looks like I got it. Rootkits can be a real pain in the rear sometimes.

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BCCode: deaddead
BCP1: 000000000F010012
BCP2: 00000000001C0410
BCP3: 0000000012BC0000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601

A:BSODs for no apparent reason


You BSOD is caused by your Wireless wifi link adapter
Reinstall or get an update for the driver
Source Netwsw00.sys
Intel? Wireless WiFi Link Adapter Intel? Customer Support

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