Browsers hang and don't respond

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JP326 Posts 2 Registration date Sunday September 10, 2017 Status Member Last seen September 10, 2017 - Updated on Sep 10, 2017 at 04:17 PM
Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Sep 10, 2017 at 04:34 PM
About 6 weeks ago, following a Java update and a waterfox update, all potential browsers stopped working or become responsive, except IE (but not working normally, forcing reloads often, and other issues) and also the browser inside of realplayer also worked to some extent.
I am not a big fan of IE (any release) and prefer to use waterfox (since my machine is a 64 bit) . I have tried other browser like firefox, chrome and Opera and none will work, they hang up and become responsive right from the start. I even have to use the task manager to close them.

I have cleaned my machine of any potential malware and virus and whatever one can think of, still no success.
I have tested the RAM and the CPU, all fine.

I have been tempted to reinstall Windows 7 but have held back so far. I am still hoping someone can pinpoint to the issue. I am thinking there are either missing W7 files (not found which one) or W7 is corrupted..

Help please?...
thanks

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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,232
Sep 10, 2017 at 04:21 PM
You issue could be related to the Java update. Java is no longer compatible with most recent browser.

Please remove Java and let me know.
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JP326 Posts 2 Registration date Sunday September 10, 2017 Status Member Last seen September 10, 2017
Updated on Sep 10, 2017 at 04:30 PM
I solved it shortly after posting this message by doing a last minute desesperation defragmentation and optimization. Something must have been scrambled because I have now full and fast functionality of my favorite browser.
Thanks
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,232 > JP326 Posts 2 Registration date Sunday September 10, 2017 Status Member Last seen September 10, 2017
Sep 10, 2017 at 04:34 PM
Great! Thank you for letting me know.
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