After downloading cooling fan control software recently, which I fear included a virus, I started having a problem with Chrome consistently becoming non responsive during each use and/or will not launch. When I try FF and IE, the same thing happens. After freezing, I can get the applications to apparently close after a long delay. However, they'll still be listed in Task Manager > Processes. End Process won't work for the affected browsers. Once frozen and "closed," I can't ever get the browsers to open again without a system restart.
System restart/shutdown is the only thing that helps, but only temporarily. I've never had this problem before and it started right after downloading and installing the new software, which I uninstalled/deleted.
I use AVG, but after the problem began, I tried also tried Kaspersky and ESET, but they all came up empty.
Eventually, I ran a disk check and that initially seemed to do the trick, but eventually the same problem returned.
Thank you very for any help that you can offer and have a great day.
PS Apologies if I've done something out of turn as I'm new. I searched the forums and saw possibly similar threads, but the posted guidance indicated that it was tailored and that others should not follow it.
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Edited by hamluis, 09 August 2016 - 06:42 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.