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Old 12-19-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Griffin, Georgia
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"(Such and such)is not responding due to a long-running script" To the right "recover webpage" and "cancel" Either one I click on, freeze-up, choppy loading and re-loading.

In the middle of the page, an alert message that says "(such and such) is not responding...Windows is checking for a solution to the problem" (yeah, right, a solution; it hasn't happened yet.)

Well, what in the h-e double-hockey sticks is causing these "long-running scripts" ?? This is enough to make the most patient of saints want to tear your hair out, or pick up a sledgehammer and smash the screen!!!

And it's funny that some of these are very accessible, harmless, common websites, like Ebay.

I've google-d "what causes long-running website scripts?" One article said that excessive add-ons can be a problem; as the unused add-ons add clutter and excess bandwidth causing one's system to crash. So I went to my "manage add-on's" tab, did some checking around, I did see some that looked unnecessary and so I disabled al the unfamiliar ones. I'm STILL having this problem.

And while I am laying out my computer issues, what the heck causes websites to show excessively bolded keywords within the content (very sensitive, you hover anywhere near them and a link opens with a vengeance. Sometimes more than one. GRRR

I don't think anti-virus protection is the issue here, if anyone asks, I am using Microsoft Security Essentials.

Thanks in advance to anyone who knows some solutions to this techie dysfunction of the first magnitude!
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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LOL! You have been infected with one of the various adware programs. The usual applies - malwarebytes, yada yada...
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Griffin, Georgia
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So Microsoft Security Essentials does not handle adware?

I think I have been duped.

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Old 12-20-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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It didn't in your case. Not so sure about being "duped." Even the Titanic sank. Flaws can happen despite best intentions.
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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If your browser is compatible use NoScript it might stop the errors.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Griffin, Georgia
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It looks like it does well with Firefox...currently I use IE, but sometimes Firefox too...
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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For Firefox, you can go to about:config and change this entry:

dom.max_script_run_time;2

As you can see, I have it set to 2 seconds. I think the default is 20 seconds. That causes poorly written scripts to lock up the browser.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:03 AM
 
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LOL! You have been infected with one of the various adware programs. The usual applies - malwarebytes, yada yada...
Agreed

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So Microsoft Security Essentials does not handle adware?

I think I have been duped.

I can't think of one AV app that handles malware very well, some don't even handle viruses/trojans very well. Having an AV app in no way will prevent your PC from getting infected.

Antivirus is Dead: Long Live Antivirus! — Krebs on Security
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:24 PM
 
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I swapped to Opera on my desktop computer and couldn't be happier. Firefox and Internet Explorer were always having errors, and I got the "Stop script" message with Firefox. I like Opera more anyway because it has the "speed dial" on the home screen where I can click on websites I use most. Between the speed dial and the bookmarks tool bar, I have just about every website I use one click away.
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Old 12-26-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I swapped to Opera on my desktop computer and couldn't be happier. Firefox and Internet Explorer were always having errors, and I got the "Stop script" message with Firefox. I like Opera more anyway because it has the "speed dial" on the home screen where I can click on websites I use most. Between the speed dial and the bookmarks tool bar, I have just about every website I use one click away.
Opera came up with the speed dial first, but other browsers now have it too. I used to use Opera exclusively, but since most of its features were copied into Firefox and Chrome, I now use Firefox. I have fewer errors than Opera. I still think you had a browser add on that was set to block scripts and ask you what to do.
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