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Computer freezes daily several times


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Been here before for virus issues but none since I installed malwarebytes.

Over the last week (?) I'll be working - maybe w/FireFox open, a word doc, maybe PDF.
Sometimes just 1 thing - and everything will freeze. It doesn't let me do anything - not even ctrl alt delete to cancel applications that are running - I have to manually push the button to turn off my computer.

Once it starts up it runs fine for a couple of hours then freezes again.
Help :)

PS - I'm technically challenged so don't use big words on me re: computers or I'll; be lost. lol
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I can see, that you had 3 threads in malware forum, this year only.
It may be time to revisit. Seems like you're prone to infections.
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I can see, that you had 3 threads in malware forum, this year only.
It may be time to revisit. Seems like you're prone to infections.


That sounds so dirty LOL!

Seriously, though - thank you - I'll head on over there. I thought maybe it was a hardware issue.
Poor tech helpers...here I come again!
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Hahaha...

I thought maybe it was a hardware issue

Could be, but checking for your computer being clean will eliminate one possibility.
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That sounds so dirty LOL!

That was my thought exactly, so when was the last time you opened the case and cleaned out all the heat trapping dust and dirt, and made sure the fans were spinning freely?
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That sounds so dirty LOL!

That was my thought exactly, so when was the last time you opened the case and cleaned out all the heat trapping dust and dirt, and made sure the fans were spinning freely?


Well my husband does that for me once in awhile but not sure when the last time was. I'll try that too :)
thank you!
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You should pop open the side monthly to inspect, then clean, or tell the husband it needs cleaning, as necessary.
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