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#1 ltdave


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:24 AM

every now and then, i get a pale yellow bar that pops up under my address bar/bookmarks "tabs" (i use Firefox) that says:


a webpage is slowing down your browser.  what would you like to do?  then there are two buttons, "stop it" (dang, now i cant remember what the other button says) and then a box to click to close the notice...


i get this sometimes when i only have my yahoo mail page open and im not even trying to access another site...


ive run Malwarebytes and MS security essentials with mixed results...


any idea what i can scan my computer with to find this and get rid of it, assuming its some sort of virus/malware/rogue file?

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#2 Daniel_Boringcliffe


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 09:02 AM

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/junkware-removal-tool/dl/293/ - this is good at removing all sorts of crapware 


https://toolslib.net/downloads/finish/1-adwcleaner/ - this will remove adware / adware related software


https://zemana.com/en-US/ThankYou/Download?source=download&ProductID=2&IsFree=False&IsPortable=True - an alternative to malwarebytes, it can potentially find something that MB missed and vice versa





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Posted 27 August 2017 - 09:05 AM

The other option is "Wait". I am pretty sure that your computer is not infected, but just to be sure, you can download, install and run Malwarebytes, Avast and AdwCleaner. Then, clean your Firefox history and cookies. Then, on your keyboard press the Windows key + R simultaneously. Then, type Cleanmgr. Then, press Enter. Then, press OK. Then, wait for the clean-up to finish. Then, restart your computer. If the problem persists, it's the Yahoo page's media rich content that is slowing down your browser - try using an extension for Firefox that blocks all pop-ups and videos on all pages and you'd be good to go. Good luck!:)

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:07 PM

In FireFox it may be the Add ons/Plugins.
Try disabling them one at a time and see which one was at fault.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:29 AM

With the addition to everyone's tips, if you can't run some programs or disable add-ons, try doing that in Windows "safe mode with networking". I had issues in the past with not being able to launch certain security software.

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