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    Recently having a problem with Win 7, 64-bit OS where the system intermittently freezes for approximately 1-second and then proceeds normally. This happens
    randomly but sometimes almost constantly, other times rarely. Occasionally I will hear a system sound as everything unfreezes. No trojans or viruses are present that McAfee can find. Have 4-mb RAM and lots of hard drive space available. Any suggestons as to what might be happening?

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    There was some similar discussion on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercyh View Post
    There was some similar discussion on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aubrey Cary View Post
    Recently having a problem with Win 7, 64-bit OS where the system intermittently freezes for approximately 1-second and then proceeds normally. This happens
    randomly but sometimes almost constantly, other times rarely. Occasionally I will hear a system sound as everything unfreezes. viruses are p Any suggestions as to what might be happening?
    Aubrey,
    Hello... Welcome to the lounge... I had the same problem a while back ... and had no luck in resolving the problem . ( windows hot fix ) see mercyh"s post link. For me the fix was to "recover" (using an image ) to a time, a month or so prior to the problem ( before some MS updates ) and it (the problem ) went away . So now .... I'm almost afraid to say .... i install no more patches or updates ( P \ U's) If you wish more information on this .... "PM" me and i will explain ...as i grow weary of getting beat up for some of my views on this topic. Regards Fred
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    I'm replying to my own question. I looked back to see what I had done on my computer system recently. The only thing that stood out was a security upgrade to Adobe Reader 9. I then noticed that Adobe Reader was loading software at startup. I disabled that function and have had no problems since. Think I'll start using Foxit Reader hereafter. Thanks to those who responded.

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    There are a number of programs, apps, helpers, etc. that consider it imperative that they check for updates to their software/definitions frequently.

    There are a number of additional functions in many of the above that serve no useful function, such as the Adobe Reader "Speed Launcher". There is no discernable difference in the time it takes the Adobe Reader to open a pdf file with or without the "Speed Launcher" enabled. Similarly, there is no need for the Adobe Reader Updater to lurk in the background. When the Reader launches to open a pdf file, it also checks for updates.

    It turns out (in my case at least) that many of these apps and helpers are not nearly as important to me as the authors appear to assume. The only app I want to update automatically is my AV/AM.

    Run HijackThis from time to time, and you can trim down these obnoxious little "helpers".
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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