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Computer freezes up while playing games on fb

August 24, 2010 at 18:13:11
Specs: Windows XP
When I try to play games on facebook that involve any by Zynga, I have a problem with them freezing up and I have to sometimes shut down my whole computer and restart it.

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August 25, 2010 at 09:31:36
scan for malware or trojans or viruses using ur antivirus and malwarebytes google it

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February 23, 2011 at 21:16:11
I know my sh*t with computers in general, though my knowledge does have some holes - tech support rep for 7 years, QA testing for 6. I built my computer. I've done a fresh restore after wiping the hard drive. But I get the same problem. I do not know how to read windows error logs, however...or even to set them up in a way that I can catch them before the computer freezes or blue screens. This only happens when playing games on Facebook, by Zynga, and it happens in any browser. It is more likely to happen when watching tv on my computer in the background, but happens irregardless. My system is 6 months old, added a sapphire 5570 Radeon card with 1gig, have 4 gigs of RAM in my system.

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February 24, 2011 at 11:13:46
agree with Toxict51 - facebook is a cesspool of malware and links to even more malware. if your machine starts acting up during or after playing games in facebook, you'd better make sure you're not infected by using several different AV and malware scanners (malwarebytes antimalware is good)

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March 1, 2011 at 14:45:51
Obviously people didn't pay attention... he said he wiped his HDD, which would probably take care of malware.

I would try different browsers and make sure you have updated java/flash player etc. Doesn't sound like spyware if it only happens during FB gaming (and if scans come back clean, and it continues after a restore).

Definitely not a hardware issue, FB games are browser-based (no real hardware requirements).

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March 7, 2011 at 06:52:48
Have this problem, new computer under warranty but they want me to pay for answer to the question. I'm unemployed now but bought this computer for Mom for Christmas. I cant afford to pay and Mom is on fixed income. She loves Farmville and Fishville. The screen freezes every time otherwise computer seems ok, but could not be its just that this is the only thing she does.

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