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Halting Browser and Physical Memory Spikes

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July 3, 2014 7:43:57 PM

Hi guys, I appreciate you taking a look at my problem.
For about two weeks now my browser will sort of hitch and stall briefly for 1 or 2 seconds at a time, maybe 4 or 5 times in a short period. If I'm watching something on youtube, the visuals stop but the sound continues. I'm able to move my cursor but cannot click on anything. Also, the headbar at the top of my browser will briefly jump to the "Not Responding" format.
It doesn't seem like network lag, as it doesn't effect my gaming. I reinstalled chrome, but that didn't help.
After pulling up Task Manager I saw that there were corresponding bumps in my physical memory usage, as seen here: http://imgur.com/NgIyUZq
Even as I was typing this out, there were half a dozen hitches. Any thoughts?

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July 3, 2014 8:19:32 PM

Chrome blah the worst of the worst try pale moon.

I would recommend on doing a full system scan.
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July 3, 2014 8:25:05 PM

Wile E Coyote said:
Chrome blah the worst of the worst try pale moon.

I would recommend on doing a full system scan.


Did it.
It's not just chrome, when I reinstalled it I had to use explorer, and it was having the same issues.
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July 3, 2014 8:49:55 PM

Run virus and malware scans please sounds like a bug.
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July 3, 2014 11:34:05 PM

Wile E Coyote said:
Run virus and malware scans please sounds like a bug.


I ran Norton (I know) and SpyBot. All that was found was some tracking cookies, which were taken care of.

It's all strange because when streaming off of netflix it's fine, and playing online games work fine too.
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July 4, 2014 6:07:09 PM

B-166-ER said:
Wile E Coyote said:
Run virus and malware scans please sounds like a bug.


I ran Norton (I know) and SpyBot. All that was found was some tracking cookies, which were taken care of.

It's all strange because when streaming off of netflix it's fine, and playing online games work fine too.


Well just a fare warning Norton sucks.And Spybot is all so known to bog system down as well.I would recommend on removing them.

I would run a scan with malwarebytes in safe mode --->>http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_mal...

I would remove norton too see if that is causing your issue.In the past Norton has been known to bog down system even when it is not being used.

I would use a combo of AVG and malwarebytes as protection.

If you need links for AVG let me know.

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July 6, 2014 11:34:02 AM

Wile E Coyote said:
B-166-ER said:
Wile E Coyote said:
Run virus and malware scans please sounds like a bug.


I ran Norton (I know) and SpyBot. All that was found was some tracking cookies, which were taken care of.

It's all strange because when streaming off of netflix it's fine, and playing online games work fine too.


Well just a fare warning Norton sucks.And Spybot is all so known to bog system down as well.I would recommend on removing them.

I would run a scan with malwarebytes in safe mode --->>http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_mal...

I would remove norton too see if that is causing your issue.In the past Norton has been known to bog down system even when it is not being used.

I would use a combo of AVG and malwarebytes as protection.

If you need links for AVG let me know.



Got rid of Norton. Ran a series of scans with MSE and Malwarebytes, found some shitty things and got rid of them, but the problem remains.

I'm just baffled by this issue, and I appreciate you helping out, but I really don't know what to do.
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July 6, 2014 12:23:02 PM

Wait.... Wait... I uninstalled Chrome using Revo, and got Palemoon, like you suggested. Currently no problems, will check back in later
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July 7, 2014 11:56:09 AM

All right.
So, I believe that it was somehow a fault in Chrome. After using Revo to do a full uninstall, clearing the registry of all it's shit, the problem seems to have gone away.
Thanks for your help Mr. Coyote.
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