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 I believe downloading Memtest may have given me the malware "SearchProtect" aka "Conduit".


Never heard of this problem before, if you suspect that your computer is infected you should get it checked by the experts on the GTG Malware Forums.

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I was busy with lots of work over the last few months, and I have returned so that we can hopefully resume where we left off.


I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic and it said that there were no problems.


I know I started this thread because of the crashing problem, but since that has been a problem that I had since I got the laptop, I am pretty sure it is a problem that I won't be able to fix.


Instead, I would like to discuss a problem I have possibly related to high memory or CPU usage. I have this problem when running a memory-intensive computer game that the screen freezes once every 5-15 seconds for a period of about .5-2 seconds. For example, when I look at the FPS counter in-game, it will be hovering around 38-42, but suddenly the game will freeze for a few moments. When it unfreezes, the FPS counter shows 0, but jumps back up to the 40 it was at before. This does not only apply to the game itself. If the game is running and I have other programs open, like a web browser, that web browser will experience the same patterns of freezing. This is not a problem that I had since the very first day I started playing computer games. It's a game that uses Java, so perhaps that has something to do with it. What might be causing this and how do I fix it? 

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