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Computer freezes up consistantly at specific websites.

by Johnny_Devo / May 3, 2013 10:19 AM PDT


At some specific websites, my computer will freeze up completely for a good 4-5 minutes before allowing me to continue navigating the page. This happens at those specific pages consistently, the first time I visit them each time my computer is turned on.

Websites that I know do this, off the top of my head:

There are other websites where I know this has happened, but I can't remember them. Another note is that it seems to happen at only the first example of those websites that I visit each time I turn on the computer, the next ones run fine as far as I could tell.

Relevant info:
Operating system: Vista 32
Browser: Firefox

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I just tried both your links with Firefox 20.0.1
by wpgwpg / May 3, 2013 10:26 AM PDT

When I tried those two links with Firefox 20.0.1, I didn't see any delays. You might want to try Chrome which you can download from . Two other things you could do would be (1) clear your browser cache in Firefox and (2) boot to Safe Mode and check for viruses.
Good luck.

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by Johnny_Devo / May 3, 2013 6:36 PM PDT

Ah... Did I say firefox? I did not mean to say that. I meant chrome. it's what i've been using the whole time.

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I get very good speed w/Chrome and Firefox
by wpgwpg / May 4, 2013 9:36 AM PDT
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I just tried it with Chrome, and the results are the same as with Firefox; I get there with almost no delay. I'm running 64 bit Windows 7 w/8 GB RAM and have WiFi to a cable connection FWIW.
Good luck.

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Bill & Melinda Need Money
by Buzz-N-Bones / July 3, 2015 1:13 PM PDT

Mine does the same thing, I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that my Uncles name is
Bill and his daughter my cousin's name is Melinda.

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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2013 2:38 AM PDT

Well, there's Vista and we did see those 1GB RAM Vista machines that would do exactly what you noted if not immediately but later as folk install things.

As presented, it sounds like the usual and expected performance.

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Specific Websites...

Hi there, hopefully I can offer some helpful information to at least track down what might be going on. Since you are using Chrome the first thing I would do is to clear the Cache. You can get to this area by pressing the Control+Shift+Delete keys. This will open the browsing history tools area where you can clear your cache cookies and browsing history.

Once you have cleared your history then try your link again and see if the problem persists. If it is the same result then attempt going to the same link using Internet Explorer or Firefox and see if you have the same type of issue. If it works in the other browsers correctly but not in Chrome then it is possible that you have some type of extension or plugin installed that is causing conflicts or some type or that your installation of Chrome has become corrupt (A common problem).

Know what type of antivirus software you have installed would also help. Some of these programs can possibly be causing slow down in a number of different ways. If you have internet issues between you and the websites you are attempting to access this can cause slow down for everything to be accessed and if anti phishing or website checking software or tools are installed the time it takes to access that online information to get the okay to allow the particular website and the time it takes to access that website can be at issue. Eve Online is in the U.K. so if you are in the U.S. or other places it has to have a clear point of access from your point of origin to their point of reception and vise versa. You can open your command prompt and type "tracert website_url" and it will go along the hops showing if there are dead hops between you and that web url and show the speed the packets are able to get to them.

Sorry for all of the information but these are some common ideas. Other possibilities exist as well like a proxy server being set in your internet options, adware, virus, or malware infestation etc...

Hope this helps...

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It's the websites
by john_willow / December 29, 2015 1:34 PM PST
In reply to: Specific Websites...

It's not your computer. There are certain websites that stall no matter what computer you access them from. It's because there are useless scripts running due to bad programming. Get on those who run the bad websites and tell them to shape up.

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by kydna / May 11, 2013 10:18 PM PDT

I had the same problems on specific web sites a while ago. Come to find out that a flash player update screwed around with my browsers (I.E., Firefox, Chrome). Uninstalled it and then downloaded and reinstalled an older version. Kept that for a while until a newer version came along. Uninstalled the old version, installed the newest: problem solved for me. You may try that also if nothing else seems to help.

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Computer freezes up consistently
by Haimy1 / October 27, 2015 4:06 AM PDT


My computer use to freeze up and be as slow as a drunken snail on dry surface.
At times that it was running properly, I used to create a "restore point".
However, soon it run slower and slower. I thought of replacing my fast computer.

Without going into details, I found the answer ...... but would not take responsibility
IN MY case the rogue item was the automatically daily downloaded and creation of "critical update" at restore.

Having stopped any update (I got a note, it would put your computer at risk)
but at least my computer performance, ever since, would put any sprinter to shame with none of the ever so frequent freeze ups for long/short durations

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freeze and lockups
by keezplayer2 / May 6, 2016 5:44 AM PDT

I too was frustrated with this problem on page loads at various sites, freeze would last up to 45 seconds and then everything would be OK, and this only happened upon first visit for that day. After trying everything suggested, and just about to reload Win7, I went to Dell and loaded every driver update they had for my computer. I think the critical/relevant ones were both bios and video drivers but I can't tell you that any one particular upgrade did the job, just that I no longer have the problem.

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