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Some websites lockup my browser/whole comp for 20-30 seconds

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:20 pm
by NSA_Dontspyoneme
I am trying to understand whats happening. Some specific sites, while trying to download the site to my browser (firefox) will just lock everything up. I can move the mouse but thats it. I cant open windows, close windows, switch tabs or anything. Its like the site is cramming 101% into my 100% cpu and it just hangs the browser and computer up.

Is there anyway to throttle site from doing that or leave 20% of cpu so I can at least close the site and move on?

Re: Some websites lockup my browser/whole comp for 20-30 sec

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:35 pm
by Habitual
Try NoScript

Re: Some websites lockup my browser/whole comp for 20-30 sec

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:52 pm
by jimallyn
I have the same problem with script heavy sites in Firefox. Often when this happens, I get a notification that a script isn't running properly. When I close that script, it's back to normal until the next script comes along. I have installed NoScript in Firefox, but some of the sites I visit require the ability to run scripts. I'm thinking about trying Google Chrome and see if it's any better in Chrome. Sometimes I bring up the Run box by typing Alt-F2, then enter 'killall firefox' to shut Firefox down and restart it.

Re: Some websites lockup my browser/whole comp for 20-30 sec

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:29 pm
by Cosmo.
jimallyn wrote:I have installed NoScript in Firefox, but some of the sites I visit require the ability to run scripts.
Add them in NS to the whitelist.

Re: Some websites lockup my browser/whole comp for 20-30 sec

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:53 am
by lmintnewb2
+1 ninja'd by Habitual. :)