Computer freezes every 3 minutes

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May 3, 2006 at 19:47:05
Specs: Win XP SP2, 2800+ Athlon 64/512 MB RA
My computer freezes about every 3 minutes for 5-10 seconds. It suddenly started doing this yesterday, though for no apparent reason. No matter what I am doing, it will still freeze for that duration, i.e. scrolling on the internet, typing, listening to music, watching a DVD (pauses the DVD for a few seconds, then stutters for a few more while it picks back up). It's maddenly annoying, given how often I am on.

I do have a Trojan Downloader virus on my computer, the infected file being C:\WINDOWS\system32\winjyp32.dll, though I've no I idea if this is even the source of the problem (I cannot delete it, even with updated Norton definitions, and while in Safe mode).

Could this be a result of this virus, or could I be having hardware troubles of some sort?

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May 3, 2006 at 20:46:11
Try an online virus check at

Do yourself a favor BACKUP!!!

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May 3, 2006 at 23:36:47
Try the advice at this site.

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May 4, 2006 at 03:52:32
You could go to the (Private Manufacturer)

and update all of your drivers.

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May 4, 2006 at 18:03:50
The short answer is yes the Trojan could be causing this. I would advise you get rid of it as soon as have no idea what it is capable of doing to your computer and personal information.

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