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Around last week my computer has been freezing for about 5 seconds every minute (or maybe every 2 minutes). I did do a full scan on McAfee but it didn't find anything. I then started to google my problem but things like the computer's overheating or memory's full comes up. I hope someone can help me, it's getting annoying to watch a video or to just type.

Also, I don't know if this will help but when my computer freezes I can move my mouse around but the whole window is frozen. I can click on other programs on the taskbar(while a program is frozen) but once those programs open I can't do anything, they're frozen as well.
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Overheating surely would be the very first thing to check.
When was the last time, you cleaned inside the case?
How old is your computer?
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I've never cleaned it before, I'll try that later.
My computer is about 2 years old.
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Make sure, you use a can of compressed air to do it and NOTHING ELSE.
When cleaning fans, hold the blades with a pencil to avoid spinning damage.
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I cleaned out the inside of the comp today but my computer still freezes.
It doesn't freeze as long but when I am waiting for something to load and I go onto another page it freezes then too.
I tried defragging my comp, cleaning out the registry, scanning for viruses, and so on but my computer's still freezing..
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cleaning out the registry

DO NOT use any registry cleaners. Your issue may be as well caused by using such tools.

when I am waiting for something to load and I go onto another page it freezes then too

Are you saying that freezing happens in your browser only?
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I did use ccleaner... should I regret doing this?
& nope, it freezes when I'm on iTunes, Firefox, Microsoft Word, etc.
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You can use CCleaner as long, as you don't use registry part.

I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal area.

Before you start a new topic click on this link --> Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide, Please read before starting a new topic. This will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your OTListIt2 log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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I used the registry part...
I'm reading the Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide now and hopefully this will help.
Thank you for your help as well.

Edited by whalswl, 12 January 2010 - 06:23 PM.

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Sure thing :)
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