Just to let you know that there is at least one more person experiencing this issue. Hope this information is of some help.   My System: Windows 7 x64 Avast AV 18.8.2356 (build 18.8.4084.408) Malwarebytes Version 3.6.1.2711 Component Package 1.0.508 Answers to your questions: Does the mouse freeze as well? YES Does the screen turn black? NO If you let the system sit for awhile, does it unfreeze? NO   Based on suggestions in previous co