I have a Dell PC running Windows 7 64bit professional edition. I keep internet browsers open with a lot of tabs. Occasionally, my computer will slow down immensely - almost like it's crashing. By slow, i mean it will take about 10 seconds when i click on something for the computer to register it. And even after that, the program will say "not responding" for a while. However, when i look in task manager, the CPU and memory usages aren't that high. I found that shutting down the browsers will eliminate the problem immediately.
What is it about the internet usage that could cause my PC to slow down that much while STILL showing normal CPU and RAM usage?
Also, is there any way to tell which tab in the browsers is the culprit? I use Chrome and Firefox.
I have done scans with malwarebytes and NOD32 and found nothing.
I have also installed extensions on Chrome and Firefox that suspend tabs after a certain amount of time so that they are no longer running but this hasn't solved the problem.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 14 November 2015 - 09:22 AM.
moved from Windows 7 to Am I Infected for malware check