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Laptop is crashing almost constantly
« on: July 28, 2017, 01:38:55 PM »
My laptop has recently started closing all active programs for no apparent reason.  On the bottom tool bar, I get the exclamation point indicating that memory is low and that Windows is shutting down the necessary programs in order to free up enough memory to operate.  It always closes everything.  It would appear that it's anything that I'm running through Firefox, as in resident programs seem to be OK.

Additionally, it's dreadfully slow.  I get the spinning circle of death about every ten seconds for about a ten second wait, again only when I'm on the Internet through Firefox.  I'm using their version 54.0.1, which is set up to automatically update.

When I open up the task manager, the only program showing much usage is Firefox at about 730Mb.  All other applications are minimal, if anything.  I suspect something is running in the background when I'm connected to the Internet that his hogging all of my memory and processor speed.  When I look at the bar graph, it does show very high spikes in memory usage every few seconds, but it then reverts to practically no activity.  Here are the details:

OS Name   Microsoft Windows 8.1
Version   6.3.9600 Build 9600
Other OS Description    Not Available
OS Manufacturer   Microsoft Corporation
System Name   ED
System Manufacturer   Acer
System Model   Aspire V3-731
System Type   x64-based PC
System SKU   Aspire V3-731_068A_2.14
Processor   Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date   Insyde Corp. V2.14, 12/7/2012
SMBIOS Version   2.7
Embedded Controller Version   0.00
BIOS Mode   UEFI
BaseBoard Manufacturer   Acer
BaseBoard Model   Not Available
BaseBoard Name   Base Board
Platform Role   Mobile
Secure Boot State   On
PCR7 Configuration   Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory   C:\WINDOWS
System Directory   C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device   \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale   United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer   Version = "6.3.9600.17196"
User Name   Ed\ED\Ed
Time Zone   Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)   4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory   3.82 GB
Available Physical Memory   1.82 GB
Total Virtual Memory   15.3 GB
Available Virtual Memory   343 MB
Page File Space   11.5 GB
Page File   C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions   No
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions   No
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware   No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection   Yes

Any ideas or solutions to this issue will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Laptop is crashing almost constantly
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 12:52:56 AM »
As you can imagine, in an act of desperation, I disconnected it from any connections to the Internet and ran just about anything I had available to clean it up.  It took a bunch of cleanings, defrags and all of those other things.  Once I reconnected to the Internet, I downloaded a bunch of updates, etc., and it seems to be working much better now. 

Malwarebytes located and isolated a program that appeared to be running in the background that was hogging my system's memory.
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Re: Laptop is crashing almost constantly
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 09:36:47 AM »
Ya gatta stay away from the porno sites Ed!!!!!   :011: :015: :066:
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Re: Laptop is crashing almost constantly
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2017, 11:40:45 AM »
Actually, it was the LSCG site!  :015:
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Re: Laptop is crashing almost constantly
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2017, 09:28:16 PM »
Actually, it was the LSCG site!  :015:

Zing!   :002: :011: :066:
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