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#1 ltdave

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:03 PM

so the computer is acting up...

 

i dont always power it down but it sleeps when i close the lid (laptop)...

 

when i wake it up so to speak, it takes FOREVER to refresh itself and i get the the circling blue ring (the new hourglass) as i wait and wait. for Firefox to get back to working...

 

i noticed tonight, down in the lower left corner of the screen this little snippet of crap:

 

transferring data from vid-io.springserve.com

 

it basically locks up the computer and it doesnt let me close the browser right away, so i end up ctrl-alt-del in order to open the task manager, to manually close Firefox...

 

ive run Malwarebytes (newest edition from today) Ad-aware and Microsoft Security Essentials.  none of them found any issues...

 

id like to shoot it but right now, its the most capable machine that i have...

 

Firefox just recently installed new updates but, ive got a lot of websites "remembered" or id ditch it and do a new download or even switch to another browser (chrome :-( )


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 07:48 AM

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:08 AM

1) The message you see in the Firefox stats bar (transferring data from vid-io.springserve.com) simply means the website is waiting for data from an ad server to load. You can use an ad blocker if you like and that should help.

 

2) Instead of sleep, try setting the power options to have the HD and display power down after a defined period of inactivity.

 

I don't see anything in your post that leads me to believe you have an infection, but that doesn't mean you don't Are there any other "symptoms" or just the two Firefox issues you've mentioned?



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:09 PM

....

 

2) Instead of sleep, try setting the power options to have the HD and display power down after a defined period of inactivity.

 

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Hibernate? 

 

i just changed the setting, but i think more than anything the whole computer needs to be gone through because it is just slow and laggy...



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:44 PM

No, not hibernate. I'm not a big fan of hibernation or sleep, but that's just me.

 

Control Panel - Power Options.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:55 PM

No, not hibernate. I'm not a big fan of hibernation or sleep, but that's just me.

 

Control Panel - Power Options.

 

not an option...

 

Do Nothing

Shut Down

Hibernate

Sleep

 

 

im running Win7...



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:24 AM

Again, I would select "do nothing". I would then change the settings for the hard drive and display to power down after a defined period of time. But again, that is what I prefer, I can't speak for anyone else.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:57 PM

Again, I would select "do nothing". I would then change the settings for the hard drive and display to power down after a defined period of time. But again, that is what I prefer, I can't speak for anyone else.

 

and again, i have no option to adjust the hard drive.  Win7 (or my version of it) only gives me these choices: 

Do Nothing

Shut Down

Hibernate

Sleep



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:10 PM

Scroll down in power options. It's there, I assure you






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