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Programs stop responding because unknown and unseen program(s) are running. This happens after booting through to the desktop. Some programs stop responding and yet the cursor which is a small circle turning clockwise displays. I have deleted from startup all programs that were unnecessary. Is this malicious software? Scans run by Norton 360 reveal nothing.

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