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#4554520 - 02/01/21 11:21 PM Browsers Lock Up  
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For the last several days this PC I am on now has experienced browser locking up. It has happened in Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Brave.

Just the browser, not the PC. I can do other things and eventually (5-10 minutes) the browser will work for a few minutes and lock up again.

Any ideas?


"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984
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#4554544 - 02/02/21 09:45 AM Re: Browsers Lock Up [Re: F4UDash4]  
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You could try ADW Cleaner to see if there is any funny stuff going on. It's free and available here https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/


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#4554657 - 02/02/21 11:05 PM Re: Browsers Lock Up [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky
You could try ADW Cleaner to see if there is any funny stuff going on. It's free and available here https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/



Thanks, I'll try it.


"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984
#4554661 - 02/02/21 11:31 PM Re: Browsers Lock Up [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Tried it. Found one minor "pup" file that I quarantined.


Afterward Chrome/Edge/Brave all locked up as usual in just a couple of minutes. Firefox is working for now.


"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984
#4554853 - 02/04/21 04:52 PM Re: Browsers Lock Up [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Have you tried clearing Browser cache and Win temp folders?


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#4554863 - 02/04/21 05:42 PM Re: Browsers Lock Up [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I've cleared everything. Ran Ccleaner, Glary both. Firefox works, Chrome etc. still freeze within minutes.


"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984
#4554971 - 02/05/21 01:55 PM Re: Browsers Lock Up [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Read good things about Vivaldi browser. Downloaded and installed, ran fine for a little while but it too locked up.


I'm thinking about wiping the HD and starting over.


"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984
#4554993 - 02/05/21 03:49 PM Re: Browsers Lock Up [Re: F4UDash4]  
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That's an odd problem. I assume that it's not some extension that's gone awry?

A clean re-install is a pain (doing one right now) but might be your only alternative.


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#4555003 - 02/05/21 05:49 PM Re: Browsers Lock Up [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Before you do anything too outrageous, I think I'd consider checking for an updated Ethernet adapter and/or uninstalling/reinstalling current driver, and also resetting the TCP/IP stack smile May not help but won't hurt (and nowhere near as painful as reloading Windows/everything else).

Some instructions, good as any I've seen: >link<

I think I'd also consider testing the network adapter, but that's a little more involved...

BTW please tell me this isn't a wireless adapter... biggrin biggrin biggrin

#4555089 - 02/06/21 09:26 AM Re: Browsers Lock Up [Re: F4UDash4]  
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what anti virus are you running ? ,it maybe youve picked up a browser hijacker.


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#4555156 - 02/06/21 11:30 PM Re: Browsers Lock Up [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Have a Nvidia ampere based graphics card? if so you may want to read this Nvidia Releases Hotfix 461.51 Correcting TDR Browsing Issue


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#4555195 - 02/07/21 11:45 AM Re: Browsers Lock Up [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I believe that F4U is on 'holiday' for 2 weeks so he won't be replying until the 19th or thereabouts.


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