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Windows 7 intermittent freeze with one user but not others

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#1 opeyruss


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 02:58 PM



My system freezes intermittently when logged in with 1 particular user but not when logged in with other users.  The user that is freezing has more processes running, expecially a lot of svchost processes.  I've done a complete virus scan with avast (including a boot scan at startup) and scanned with malware bytes as well and both came up negative.  Anyone have a clue?  Any help would be Greatly Appreciated!



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:17 PM

Browser add-ons would be my target.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:38 PM

Agreed, plugins can tend to be an issue after you've ruled out the viruses .  Usually AdwCleaner purges the leftovers that other utilities miss.  If that doesn't help, perhaps there is an issue with your user profile.  Often times when it's isolated to just one user, my solution is to  just create a new user, copy over any data I want to keep and delete the old account. 

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:52 PM

Thanks, I'll try ADW Cleaner first.  If that doesn't work then I'll create a new user and copy as recommended.  I'll let you know if it works!

Thanks again for all your help!


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