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by bently / December 18, 2008 9:25 PM PST

Something new to me... Just started in past couple of days.

several sites slow down to a crawl and I get a popup... Happens every time I go to these sites. (Kelly Blue Book is one site)

A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responcing. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will compete.

I have a choice of 'STOP SCRIPT', or 'CONTINUE'.

Clicking CONTINUE, circles to another warning box.

Clicking STOP SCRIPT allows the site to load, after a short delay.

What is SCRIPT? Why would "CONTINUE" just circle back to the warning popup.

Could/should it be stopped from popping up at all?



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Pop ups
by Phil Crase / December 18, 2008 11:41 PM PST

What OS? are you using a pop up blocker? What kind of security software are you using? Need a bit more info.

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Re: unresponsive script
by Kees Bakker / December 19, 2008 12:14 AM PST gives a starting point for seeking the cause, and thus the solution.

A script is something in the page. In this case, FF thinks it takes too long. We don't know the page, we don't know the script and we don't know how long it takes, so it's difficult to comment.

What happens if you use IE to view these same pages?

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Thanks Phil and Kees....
by bently / December 20, 2008 8:57 PM PST

I have POPUP stopper installed on Seamonkey and MSIE. It is fairly effective for blocking advertising popups. This popup is a warning that something in not right.

On MSIE, I get the following popup.
A script on this page is causing Internet explorer to run slowly. If it continure to run, your computer may become unresponsive.
Do you want to abort the script?
(also, MSIE took about 4 times as long to load as Seamonkey)

What is SCRIPT??



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Re: script.
by Kees Bakker / December 20, 2008 9:13 PM PST

A script is a program that is included in a webpage. It's written in a language called Javascript (or Ecmascript, but that's the same).

Please give a detailed instruction on how a member can reproduces this same message on his computer. That's the only way to comment on the cause.
My first impression: it's a bad script. Ask the webmaster of the site why he writes such. But it could be it just loops because you're blocking another scripts it needs from another site, and then it's your problem.


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Thanks Kees....
by bently / December 21, 2008 3:39 AM PST
In reply to: Re: script.

Just checked the sites again and they loaded without he popup. Slow as molasis, but it loaded.

Appreciate your help.


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Firefox add-on ?
by CesiaS / January 26, 2009 12:38 PM PST

I started getting "unresponsive script error" when trying to log into Cnet forum amongst other sites after I upgraded FF2.x to FF 3.05 on my old winXP computer

In my case this turned out to be caused by Firefox add-on "Extended Cookie Manager" . This extension worked great on FF 2.x , but on my PC was totally incompatible with FF 3.x

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