Hi Bleeping Computer,
I hope you can help me with an issue with my ASUS K52N laptop. Ever since I deleted the faulty drivers for my Atheros AR9285 wireless adapter and replaced them with akamai drivers from the ASUS website my laptop has been acting weird.
Whenever I play video's, in youtube, in external players and in other webplayers my laptop freezes randomly for half a second making a short buzz sound in the process. I can't move the mouse or type anything when it happens. The interval between freezes is purely random, sometimes it's 15 minutes, and sometimes its 30 seconds. The CPU is 100% constantly in external players and in webbrowsers it stays around 60-70%. This laptop is around 2.5 years old and hasn't done anything like this in the past.
From experience I thought this could've been caused by malware/spyware or virusses. So I ran Malwarebytes and it found two pup.optional.somoto malware infections. Once those had been quarantined I used the AdwCleaner from this website and it cleaned the rest of it. With CCleaner I cleaned my history, cache and cookies. Defraggler to defrag the C: drive, and I ran Avast to scan for any virusses, with latest database it said the laptop was clean. On top of that did ran the Junkware removal tool as well but came up clean. So pretty confident that would do the trick I ran a video test and after 25 minutes the first buzz occured. It hadn't helped at all.
I did an system integrity scan in cmd, sfc /scannow but that showed no errors.
So pretty desperate now, and I hope you guys can help me. It's more of a nuisance right now but I'm afraid one of these freezes might just damage more and blow the whole laptop to bits.
I added the dxdiag file in the attachments, I really hope you guys can help me out with this.
Edited by Halare, 21 September 2013 - 07:35 AM.