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Temporary Cursor Freezes in Browsers


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mfrank1

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Hi--
I have a Dell XPS8100 running Windows 7. Whether in Firefox or Chrome, I have intermittent temporary freezes. The cursor will freeze, stay frozen for about a full minute, then suddenly everything is fine again. Can't connect it to a specific action. Also, I am getting intermittent blue screens of death, maybe once a week. Hardware tests all passed OK. Norton and Malware Bytes don't detect anything problematic. Any help to solve this problem would be appreciated.
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I've had something similar on my (sort of) new lenovo ideapad with i5 - which means it's not my computer...
It happened to me on FF where I have a lot of add-ons.
I would try to remove some, or check if some of them have a problem (I had one that was problematic - after removing it everything works like a charm again :cool: )
Also - if has nothing to do with add-ons - could it be you've opened to many tabs? :)
(Happens to me on Wiki sometimes, my old laptop would crash... the new one might just get stuck)

Hope this helps :)
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Thanks for your suggestions RoniS. I don't have very many add-ons and it also sometimes happens in Chrome. Can you say which add-on caused the problem for you?
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I'm wondering if my problems could be malware-related and if I should re-post my question in the Malware Removal forum?
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I wish I could remember...
It's something a friend of mine installed - and I didn't know about it until I had to remove it :/

Did you try AVG or Symantec free checks?..

(BTW - sorry for the spelling errors, sometimes the Dyslexia gets me)
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