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Old 10-20-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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I was listening to iTunes and surfing the Internet like I've done a thousand times before. Suddenly my iTunes music started lagging and the Internet got really slow, out of nowhere. I turned my computer off and on and uninstalled chrome as I thought the problem might have something to do with the web browser. If anything, I think it got worse! My computer is so slow that I had to turn it off before I threw the whole thing in the wall out of frustration!

I am not technical at all and I have no idea what the problem might be. I didn't get any messages from my virus protector that it was a virus but I noticed that when I pressed CTRL+ALT+DEL the processes were running at 100% the whole time which I assume isn't good.

Any help would be highly appreciated! And I'm also sorry of this is in the wrong forum as I have no idea what's wrong.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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either it's a virus, or someone's DOSing you. virus is more likely I think
post speccy or cpu-z report
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:03 AM   #3
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either it's a virus, or someone's DOSing you. virus is more likely I think
post speccy or cpu-z report
How do I find that? I'm sorry but as I said I'm really bad with computers.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:08 AM   #4
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sorry, here, follow this guide

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Here's my Speccy. It seems as when I turned the computer off and on again the second time it works better again, but it's still lagging a bit sometimes.

Thanks for the help so far joek!

Edit: It started lagging again once I downloaded Chrome again. I don't know if there's a difference, but here is the updated Speccy.
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Anyone available to help while joek is asleep? I have a report due tomorrow but the computer is so slow that I can't seem to do anything here. Any help at all would be appreciated!
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Check your virus software and tell what caused it
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Check your virus software and tell what caused it
That's the thing, my virus software didn't show me anything. I scanned my computer earlier today but it couldn't find anything. Thanks for the help though :)
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That's the thing, my virus software didn't show me anything. I scanned my computer earlier today but it couldn't find anything. Thanks for the help though :)
malwarebytes, it's a good, free scanner.
antivirus isn't really good at finding stuff
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malwarebytes, it's a good, free scanner.
antivirus isn't really good at finding stuff
I scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I haven't tried downloading and using Chrome after the scan but I'll try it now. It seems as though the problem is at it's worst when I'm using Chrome.
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It seems as though the problem has been solved, although I have no idea how! Thanks for all the help :)
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Try uninstalling Chrome, then check and see if that helps, chrome crashed all 4 of my systems.
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