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After about 5-8 minutes everything freezes, mouse, can't even use ctrl,alt delete, what to do? Do I have a virus?

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Are you using vista? If so beware MS updates. Also keep a close eye on the temp. of your laptop. That model Acer aspire 5520, is known to have an overheating problem and /or cold solder joints on the motherboard under cpu block and the video chip. I can't say if you do or don't have a virus, but if when you turn on, and the laptop starts cycling thru on, then off non stop, you will need to research reflowing solder with that model. I have repaired 2 units with that issue.Run malware bytes antimalware, SuperAntiSpyware and Spybot S & D and see what they say.

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