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    The Windows device sticky thread...

    With very little interest in Windoze computers these days this thread will be devoted to the lumbering dinosaur.
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    Let the games begin!

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    P.S. If I can ever figure out how to use my powers as Super Moderator I would like to replace these sticky computer/device threads with actual subforums, with the main forum devoted to Linux and renamed accordingly.

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    I'm still lumbering along with XP. I know I should breakdown and buy another computer, but I'm just tired of the fight to keep the OS running and them having to get a whole new computer. As I understand it, the OS is considered a service, not an actual thing that is supposed to work.

    Anyway, there is a script on MEF that will choke my CPU if it's on the page I'm looking at. I can see on Windows Task Manager that it uses 100% of CPU time.

    Edit: I'm using Firefox 52.8.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by loudthud View Post
    I'm still lumbering along with XP. I know I should breakdown and buy another computer, but I'm just tired of the fight to keep the OS running and them having to get a whole new computer. As I understand it, the OS is considered a service, not an actual thing that is supposed to work.

    Anyway, there is a script on MEF that will choke my CPU if it's on the page I'm looking at. I can see on Windows Task Manager that it uses 100% of CPU time.

    Edit: I'm using Firefox 52.8.0
    You might try installing Pale Moon as an alternate browser to Firefox... it uses the same code from Mozilla so it is essentially a stripped-down hot-rodded version of Firefox and shares the same bookmarks and passwords.

    Before switching to Pale Moon on my Windows 7 desktop I was running an older version of FF, like 3.5 when the current version was 13 or 15. At that time many sites did not load properly if at all with FF3.5 and the newer versions were too darned busy and/or sluggish.

    I update Pale Moon regularly and it still works great for me (it is up to version 27.9.2)

    https://www.palemoon.org

    Steve A.

    P.S. Can you post a link to the page the next time that script runs? It looks like it is something that doubleclick.net is running, making calls that confuses your XP computer. BTW you can get a refurbished Windows computer from Fry's for under $100 but they are usually upgraded to Windows 10 so you'd have to learn a new OS.
    Perhaps some of the vendors might allow you to downgrade to Windows 7 no charge... I run a shell applet that makes the user interface of Win 7 more like XP which I prefer.

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    Thanks Steve! That script seems to be part of the ads. Right now the ad at the top says "Secure Connection Failed" and the bottom ad is for something called "Cats Pride". It occurs at random, sometimes I just kill FF and restart or actually reboot the OS if it's using too much memory. Funny, my customers computers ran on Unix and could go years without problems until the power failed, but they didn't go on the web. I'll inquire at Fry's, I have to go there to solve a television problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudthud View Post
    Thanks Steve! That script seems to be part of the ads. Right now the ad at the top says "Secure Connection Failed" and the bottom ad is for something called "Cats Pride". It occurs at random, sometimes I just kill FF and restart or actually reboot the OS if it's using too much memory. Funny, my customers computers ran on Unix and could go years without problems until the power failed, but they didn't go on the web. I'll inquire at Fry's, I have to go there to solve a television problem.
    If you're running FF?
    You may want to try uBlock Origin.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ublock-origin/
    I've run it for a couple years now.
    Love it!
    No more ad issues!
    T

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    Windows Built-in Antivirus Gets Secure Sandbox Mode

    I don't use windows, but thought this might aid those that do?
    https://thehackernews.com/2018/10/wi...s-sandbox.html

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    Apparently Windows still not happy with its browser.
    Microsoft building Chrome-based browser to replace Edge on Windows 10.
    Read all about it here.
    https://thehackernews.com/2018/12/ed...-chromium.html

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