My computer is having issues. It freezes randomly, especially when i'm in firefox. I don't know why. This has been happening for a month. I used to think it was because I had a trojan (which I did) however, the malware removal team in these forums helps me clean up my computer.
I'm not really sure why my computer is freezing up like (lol..it just froze for 30 seconds while I was typing) that. It doesn't matter whether I'm running 1 program or 4- it still freezes. I've had this computer since last July 2010- It's a Dell Inspiron 1318, Windows 7. I also had a new hard drive installed in it (from Dell itself) around April 2011. I have 4 GBs of RAM and 500 GBs of space.
The freezes are usually 30 secs to 1 min long. They're really annoying. I've been considering buying a new computer but I feel guilty doing that without trying anything to fix this one that I already have. I just can't justify buying a new computer when this one should be perfectly fine.
I'm not sure if this is the appropriate forum to get help in so if there is another website or section I should go to instead, let me know.
Any help would be appreciated