Laptop: Dell Latitude E5570
O/S: Ubuntu 22.04 installed about two months ago.
Whilst running FireFox, Thunderbird and another application(?), the laptop virtually froze with the disk access light flashing manically.
I managed to start the system monitor (very slowly!) and it showed:
- All four CPUs running at 80-97%
- Memory: 99.7% of 8GB
- Swap: 100% of 2.1GB
- Network: unfortunately I didn’t make a note of that but I switched off the router, which made no difference.
After 10mins I hard rebooted (unwise?) and system monitor showed all back to normal.
Thoughts of malware spring to mind.
Comments/advice would be very welcome.
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