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Old 04-10-2006, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Please help...locking up question

For the last week, anytime I am on a page and click a link on that page, it locks my computer up for about a minute. After that minute, it goes back to the page you were originally looking at and will not pull up that link.... any suggestions? I am running
Windows XP and have turned off my firewall in case that had something to do with it.
Thanks, it is driving me nuts.

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Old 04-10-2006, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like spyware, malware problem. Have you tried scanning for any of these problem. It could be browser hijacker too. What browser are you using? Have you tried switching to another browser?

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Old 04-10-2006, 10:43 PM   #3 (permalink)

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use a mixture of symantec antivirus corporate edition (if u can) and ad-aware se

if u need the links let me know

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Old 04-10-2006, 10:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You guys are great!!! I had tried everything but spyware seems to have fixed problem. THANK YOU!!!
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