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#1 aix123

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 10:26 AM

I tried searching these forums, but for this problem it's hard to know effective search terms.

 

In the latest version of Chrome, but also in Opera, I often get black rectangles, at other times rectangles repeating part of the web page from higher up. See attached two images. If I change to a different tab and back again it normally, but not always corrects itself. Sometimes it can take a few goes. Also, hovering over the rectangles with the mouse pointer often makes the rectangles disappear, but not always.

 

It only started happening a month or two ago. I don't think I've installed any new software or anything, which could have made this happen. I have turned off hardware acceleration in both browsers, as is recommended by some to help solve similar problems. But to no avail.

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated, as it is getting a bit distracting. Happens many times when browsing.

 

On the first image, please ignore the fact that it shows a search for a word... this is not related to the problem. I just happened to be doing a search when I took the screen dump. The second image shows black rectangles (on a forum I didn't end up posting on). The problem used to be just black rectangles, but this week it started showing rectangles with the repeated parts of the page (shown on first image.)

 

 

I use Windows Vista Home Premium, SP2 ... which I've always found very good.

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 02:01 AM

How about IE and Firefox ? Have you tried other browsers ? I'm just asking to see if it's browser related or computer software/hardware.



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 12:00 PM

How about IE and Firefox ? Have you tried other browsers ? I'm just asking to see if it's browser related or computer software/hardware.

 

Good point, thanks. Since your reply, I've been using Firefox and the problem doesn't seem to happen. In Firefox I have no extensions, but in Chrome and Opera I use Adblock Plus, but no other extensions. I disabled Adblock in Chrome and Opera and for a while I thought the problem had been solved, but no the rectangles returned, but perhaps slightly fewer of them. It always seems to be worse if I have visited Wikipedia, then switch to another tab, etc.

 

Still a bit baffled by this. Perhaps I could switch to FF permanently, but I'm not a massive fan of it. Do Chrome and Opera use the same underlying code, I wonder.



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:31 PM

Yes Chrome and Opera use Blink. While Firefox uses the Gecko engine.



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Posted 26 November 2015 - 02:55 AM

I have the same problem, especially photo #2 situation. 

 

My computer spec: 32 bit Vista, 2.6Ghz Intel; 320 GB HDD. 

 

Sometimes, when I use mouse to point at those blacked-out area, it goes away, but sometimes, it does'nt. I even switch to safe mode and ran scan , but found nothing....

 

I used to like Firefox Mozilla until the latest update, they put a "tracking protection" top left hand side of browser next to global, it takes forever to load a website if it is NOT a https.....yet manual turn off only works one at a time, can't permanently remove that feature....



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Posted 05 December 2015 - 04:09 PM

Hi, I also had a very similar problem.  My main browser is Chrome and  I ran AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool from  Bleeping Computer Downloads and all seems well now.  See below links:

 

Dave

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/search/?keyword=AdwCleaner

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/search/?keyword=Junk


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Posted 05 December 2015 - 05:01 PM

Hi, I also had a very similar problem.  My main browser is Chrome and  I ran AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool from  Bleeping Computer Downloads and all seems well now.  See below links:

 

Dave

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/search/?keyword=AdwCleaner

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/search/?keyword=Junk

Hello dsteeley: 

 

I will give it a try, thank you in advance ,....



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 02:34 PM

Hi, I also had a very similar problem.  My main browser is Chrome and  I ran AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool from  Bleeping Computer Downloads and all seems well now.  See below links:

 

Dave

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/search/?keyword=AdwCleaner

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/search/?keyword=Junk

 

Hi, I hadn't forgotten to reply - I was ran the two programs you suggested and was waiting to see if the rectangles had stopped appearing. Thanks for the links.

 

Well, I *think* that in Chrome the problem is solved after running the two programs. I can't remember them appearing recently. However, in Opera they appear perhaps less often, but are still appearing.

 

I wonder why that is.

 

Half of me, perhaps incorrectly, thinks they seem to be somehow related to Adblock Plus. And visiting Wikipedia pages, which I do pretty often, seems to be make it worse, although probably not caused by that site.






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