application hang ?

September 18, 2011 at 15:23:52
Specs: Windows XP, n/a
having a problem with application hang/ or i think. when scrolling on any page it freezes may be for a few sec, or a few mins. get no error message. whe i chech task manger say Iexp, yahoomail is running. sometimes task manager is slow to respond. could this be a appl. hang ? or something else. thanks....
p,s also get a message from norton360 that i have high CPUs usage
what can cause this..

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September 18, 2011 at 15:57:51
You didn't list your system specs, so it's hard to tell. Could be a lack of Ram, spyware etc. I don't know how Norton 360 is, but Norton was know to be a resource hog in the past. You could install a slimmer virus scanner like Avast free or microsoft security essentials which is also free and handles spyware too. Have you run a recent virus scan with a malware scan.

Also download and install ccleaner slim. This will clean out all the crap that accumulates on the computer. It's also free and works well.

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September 18, 2011 at 16:09:33
High CPU usage due to too many programs open in the background.
High CPU usage due to an infection that got past Norton.
System in need of maintenance (general cleaning out).
Possible memory errors.
Norton itself hogging resources.

Run Malwarebytes to check for an infection.
Do a disk clean up.
Clean out browser cookies, history, and temp internet files.
Do a disk defrag.
Use msconfig, Start tab and uncheck all except MS & antivirus program, apply and restart machine.
Run Memtest86 to test your memory.
Tell us if it is only one or two programs (like games or video editing, etc.).
Remove Norton and install something leaner and meaner like Avast (free version).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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October 1, 2011 at 11:09:44
sorry guys! but nothing seemed to work.but i think i found the problem. I have to many apps. running on IE,think it is making other programs hang or freeze.
could it be that ?

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