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Sudden System Crashs and Slowdown

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#1 Dominicus


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:53 PM

I have a HP G series notebook and as of last Thursday I started getting insane amounts of slowdown. Even in the lock screen where I type my password in has lag. After a day of this I shut off my computer for several hours and performed a full virus scan with Malware Bytes and nothing was found. Soon after that my Laptop started to crash. I Re-booted several times and the problem persists. Ill log in (slowly) and access any program but within 5-10 minutes the PC will lock up.
I truly have zero idea how this happened. I haven't installed, downloaded or added any sort of software program or files recently. I haven't dropped, wet or damage my laptop recently either. The last thing I did before all this happened was I synced my Xbox 360 to my Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player so I could listen to music while I play. After all the craziness started happening I deleted all my music from the media center and turned off the syncing function but the problems escalated from there.
Any help, advice or support would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

This situation sounds very similar to an infection and MBAM may not necessarily locate every virus/malware out there.
I would try installing another utility, such as SUPER Anti-Spyware, and scanning with that as well.
The sudden nature of the issue means it is probably virus related.

Although unlikely it may be a hardware issue.
Bad hard drives can cause similar issues, but they tend to go bad more gradually, unless they receive external damage.

Edited by akaUriel, 17 July 2012 - 04:32 PM.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:47 PM

Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:14 PM

I downloaded SUPER Anti Spyware and ran a full scan. It found 83 malicious item that I immediately removed. After the reboot the problems still persist. Extreme slowdown, lock ups and all kinds of wacky behavior that I have never experienced before.

Its not just my browser thats running slow its pretty much my entire laptop. From the lock screen where I type my password in to opening up a program. No matter what it is I click it takes a long time. I am still going to clean my laptop though because it is in dire need of some internal cleaning.
Any other ideas?
I will report back after my cleaning.

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