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Windows 8 Randomly freezes for 1-10 seconds

  1. #21


    I don't like the fact that Avast found 2 threats. Did it isolate those 2 threats to the virus chest? If not, I would schedule a boot-time scan so Avast can deal with them outside of the Windows environment.

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  2. #22


    Kirkham UK
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    I will run a boot time scan when I can. Good news is that it deleted those threats
    Going to run a boot time scan within 20 minutes
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  3. #23


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    W8 Inspiron 17R W8P+MCE HTPC


    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    Original Install Date: 20/02/2013, 14:57:18
    As you see I've had it installed just over a month. Between October 27th - 19th Feb I didn't have this issue.
    It has to of been something recent. Possibly one of the updates caused this?
    It could be the Avast program update feature and failing to update a certain app try turning that off also.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by Microbillgates View Post
    I think it is hardware related as it is just the mouse and keyboard that stops responding
    Are you using a wireless keyboard and mouse combination by chance? If so, you might want to temporarily switch to a wired set to see if that solves your issue because the wireless sets are subject to interference from things like microwave ovens, cell phones, and anything else that operate in the 2.4 GHz range. You also might try replacing the batteries as well. Just a thought...
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  5. #25


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 84
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Back from scanning. 0 Infected files
    I am sure it is not the avast auto-update as my freezing happens a lot of times in 240 minutes(avast auto update)


    No I am using USB keyboard and mouse
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  6. #26


    I would now try disabling all non essential MS programs to see if you can possibly isolate the problem to a program that is running:

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  7. #27


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 84
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    I think it might of been whatpulse I will report back if it happens again
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  8. #28


    OK. But please report back even if it doesn't happen again (to let us know) and don't forget to mark this thread as solved (if fixed).
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  9. #29


    Kirkham UK
    Posts : 84
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    More than likely fixed . I will mark unsolved it if happens again
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  10. #30


    Wahoo! Great news...
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