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Post by Nordic on 2017-06-14, 13:02

TL;DR version: Google Chrome & IE keep locking up on my laptop. Anyone have any diagnostics, malware, etc. programs they recommend?

I know there are some techies on the board and I need some help.

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Leveno Thinkpad
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8GB memory
i5 Intel 2.4ghz
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Google Chrome Version 59.0.3071.86 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Not a super computer, but good enough for browsing tSwill and compiling spreadsheets for work. On 6/3 Windows kept bugging me about running some driver updates. I finally conceded and since then it has been running like shit.

Symptoms:
- The first few days the fan would not stop running, which is pretty rare for an SSD. I usually never hear the thing. This has stopped.
- Initially I couldn't connect to my printer (wireless). This has been fixed.
- CPU usage spikes for no apparent reason. Seems like random shit each time I checked it. A couple of days ago my wireless driver was using 30%+ CPU, yesterday something with the display was using 30%+. Neither seem like they should ever be that high.
- Google Chrome locking up. Which has rarely ever happened before. Even locked up in Incognito Mode. This is my biggest issue right now.
- IE locking up as well. I don’t use this as much. Only for worksites that need to use Java.

After several days of restarts, Norton scans, Fonzi taps and blowing on it the first two symptoms went away. CPU still spikes now and then. But it doesn’t seem to correspond to Chrome locking up, which is happening on the regular. Everything else seems OK.

I don't think it is my Wifi (Xfinity). All other devices seem to be running fine. Including my iPad, which is Wifi only. Streaming Amazon Prime/Kodi has been fine...a few spotty downloads on a few things, but that is not uncommon with Kodi.

I've run Norton scans, systems scans from Glary Utilities, ran Malware Hunter, cleared all my Chrome data, downloaded the latest version of Chrome, etc…. Chrome is still locking up. Any other suggestions to try?
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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-06-14, 13:04

My favorite starting point for tracking down rogue stuff is https://www.malwarebytes.com/

If it doesn't turn anything up, my next step is task manager and see what process is consuming too many resources, then figure out what that process is.
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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-06-14, 13:05

I'd suggest that you get the 34e9 whirly-octoplastic Chrome-tastic kevlar iZip unit and connect with a steel-reinforced 456y0 urethranet high-beam/low-rise cable. It really cleared up my issues with my iGiG67-a-byte plasmotron unit.
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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by The Pantry on 2017-06-14, 13:39

Download the free version of CCleaner. I run that along with Malwarebytes and SpyBot
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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-14, 14:13

Ad block. Android good. Apple bad.

That's it. That's all I've got.

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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Heat Miser on 2017-06-14, 18:51

You may be having temperature issues (fan running & lockup can happen when the cpu gets too hot). Download and run Core Temp or Speedfan & monitor your cpu core temperatures under load. Anything higher than 70C is a problem.

In addition to Malwarebytes, CCleaner, & Spybot (all free) I would recommend:

1. Dump Norton for Windows Defender.
2. Do a system restore to before 6/3 if possible.
3. Run the Windows repair utilities.
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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Nordic on 2017-06-14, 20:24

Thx all. I will give it all a whirl.
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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2017-06-14, 20:28

The Pantry wrote:Download the free version of CCleaner. I run that along with Malwarebytes and SpyBot

These


Also to HMs temperature post, my last laptop would get very hot so I bought something like this which worked wonders
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KZALIJ6/
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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-14, 22:07

Nordic wrote:Thx all. I will give it all a whirl.

My pleasure, and you're welcome.

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Post by Banks2Mason on 2017-06-16, 15:10

I no u guys didnt no him but 1 of my best friend's juzt died and i needed 2 expres my grief
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Post by InTenSity on 2017-06-16, 15:18

I'm sorry to hear that. My condolences.

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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2017-06-16, 15:26

What happened Banks? Sorry man.

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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Death Roe on 2017-06-16, 15:28

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:What happened Banks? Sorry man.

(it's a joke from tCock trying to make it funny over here)

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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Nordic on 2017-06-16, 15:42

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:What happened Banks? Sorry man.

gHost killed him. gHost is a murderer.
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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-16, 15:47

Just read the thread over there. I've been gone long enough to not get any of the jokes.

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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-16, 15:54

Bad thread. Won't read again.
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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-16, 16:05

If somebody wants to do me a favor and bump the thread for rcmb things, I'll go ahead and merge this.

Otherwise I don't feel like dealing with it and just won't click on this again.

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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Nordic on 2017-06-16, 16:17

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:If somebody wants to do me a favor and bump the thread for rcmb things, I'll go ahead and merge this.

Otherwise I don't feel like dealing with it and just won't click on this again.

Lazy fuck
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-16, 16:18

Nordic wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:If somebody wants to do me a favor and bump the thread for rcmb things, I'll go ahead and merge this.

Otherwise I don't feel like dealing with it and just won't click on this again.

Lazy fuck

You know what I'm just going to merge it with the most recent thread you started. That's much easier.

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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-16, 16:30

This thread is getting worse by the minute. I broke my word by coming back here to tell everyone this. Goodbye forever.
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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-16, 16:31

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:This thread is getting worse by the minute. I broke my word by coming back here to tell everyone this. Goodbye forever.

You want to use this thread to talk about how you banned goose?

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-16, 16:33

Goose got banned. Now he's not anymore. Herbie got hard when he read about it. The end.
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Re: tOfficial Computer/Phone/Tablet Help Thread

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-16, 16:33

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:Goose got banned. Now he's not anymore. Herbie got hard when he read about it. The end.

LEAVE THE FUCKING THREAD YOU LIAR

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-16, 16:36

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:Goose got banned. Now he's not anymore. Herbie got hard when he read about it. The end.

LEAVE THE FUCKING THREAD YOU LIAR


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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-16, 16:36

I'm gonna delete all of your posts in this thread and there isn't a goddamn thing you can do about it

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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-16, 16:37

Of course then it's just going to look like it is me talking to myself which will be really weird but whatever I don't even care

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-16, 16:40

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:Of course then it's just going to look like it is me talking to myself which will be really weird but whatever I don't even care



I can't help but hear this in my head with Pacino's shitty Cuban accent.
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-16, 16:43

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:Of course then it's just going to look like it is me talking to myself which will be really weird but whatever I don't even care



I can't help but hear this in my head with Pacino's shitty Cuban accent.


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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-16, 16:51



Is this the thread where we talk about soccer?
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-16, 17:01

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

Is this the thread where we talk about soccer?

We could. But there really isn't that much soccer to discuss. It's the brief off-season.

This goal the other day was amazing though. Think of it as a 40 yard field goal, except you gotta hit it in a 1 yard x 10 yard window from that distance, while running, and in a split second to decide to even try.


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Post by Rocinante on 2017-06-16, 17:09

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

Is this the thread where we talk about soccer?


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Post by SawGreen on 2017-06-16, 17:42

Not going to tTurd. Tell me about your friend OP.
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Post by SawGreen on 2017-06-16, 18:04

You know, we could use a general thread about this. I've lost messa some pretty special people outside of the message board realm, and it could be a bit cathartic and a decent way to honor good people who passed on.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-16, 18:27

Nordic wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:If somebody wants to do me a favor and bump the thread for rcmb things, I'll go ahead and merge this.

Otherwise I don't feel like dealing with it and just won't click on this again.

Lazy fuck

This x milly.

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Post by Nordic on 2017-06-16, 21:44

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
Nordic wrote:

Lazy fuck

You know what I'm just going to merge it with the most recent thread you started. That's much easier.

Lazy and a liar
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Post by Nordic on 2017-06-16, 21:46

Nordic wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:

You know what I'm just going to merge it with the most recent thread you started. That's much easier.

Lazy and a liar

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LEAVE THE FUCKING THREAD YOU LIAR


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Post by Nordic on 2017-06-16, 21:58

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

Is this the thread where we talk about soccer?



I was going to bump Travis' soccer thread to merge to.

Well played Travis.
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-06-16, 22:35

SawGreen wrote:You know, we could use a general thread about this. I've lost messa some pretty special people outside of the message board realm, and it could be a bit cathartic and a decent way to honor good people who passed on.
Omen.
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