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Old 29th Nov 2012, 08:11   #1 (permalink)
 
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PPRuNe IE8 freeze

The problem of IE8 freezing when PPRuNe pages load seems to be getting worse - the culprits causing this seem to be associated with the tracking cookies used by advertisers on the site. I've noticed that 't.mookie1' seems a particular problem.

This never used to be a problem; however, now that PPRuNe is infested with advertising, it is becoming unacceptably unreliable.

Perhaps there's a way some adblocker will stop this rubbish polluting my computer, but shouldn't the web site owners take more care to sort things out?
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Old 29th Nov 2012, 08:49   #2 (permalink)
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There are adblockers for IE8 BEagle, have a look at:

Adblock for Internet Explorer version IE7, IE8, IE9 and IE10 – Simple Adblock
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Old 29th Nov 2012, 08:54   #3 (permalink)

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IE7Pro works up to IE9, despite its name.

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I've got so fed up with it that I do what I want on IE8 then run Firefox to read PPRuNe. I never seem to see any ads either. I wonder why?

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AdBlock plus probably......
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Old 1st Dec 2012, 00:38   #6 (permalink)

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Not for IE - strangely enough.

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Old 1st Dec 2012, 01:57   #7 (permalink)


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unfortunately so....I was referring to P.Pilcher's comment re Firefox
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Old 1st Dec 2012, 15:43   #8 (permalink)
 
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This never used to be a problem; however, now that PPRuNe is infested with advertising, it is becoming unacceptably unreliable.
There are bigger problems to PPRuNe's poor reliability track record than advertising (infact, I would hazard a guess that the ads have no impact on the site reliability).
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Old 1st Dec 2012, 16:30   #9 (permalink)

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Milo,

Understood, sorry!

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Old 1st Dec 2012, 17:49   #10 (permalink)

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Glad I'm not the only one. Have to vacate and then reload every time it happens (always).
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Well, since I installed it as recommended above, adblock for internet explorer has restored stability to IE8 when browsing PPRuNe and it has also done something else which I won't mention here! What I don't know yet is whether, in a month a little popup is going to appear demanding a fee for continued protection. If it isn't too much it may well be worth it.

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Old 12th Dec 2012, 08:59   #12 (permalink)
 
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It seems to be getting worse - this sort of thing appears above the system tray:


then the CPU load rises as the website freezes. Ctrl+Alt+Delete shows 'not responding'.....

This is a total PITA and is probably driven by advertising greed. It is making PPRuNe very difficult to use.

And does anyone ever look at the adverts?
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Old 12th Dec 2012, 10:08   #13 (permalink)

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127.0.0.1 ds.serving-sys.com in hosts file should sort it - unless you use something like OpenDNS, where you could block it at that level.

You might also be able to block it at your router, depending on the model's functionality.

There's probably anti-ad-ware available to you (e.g. IE7Pro) that could probably be tweaked to block it.

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Old 12th Dec 2012, 15:06   #14 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for your suggestion, Saab D, but it's above my computer knowledge threshold .

Does anyone mention to the website owners that their advertising policies are causing annoyance by freezing and crashing the PPRuNe website when viewed using certain common browsers?

It was never like this in Danny's day......

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BEagle: To block the offending Javascript you could try pressing F12 to block it in the IE developer tools. This also avoids having to install extra software to deal with it.
A more drastic approach would be to disable Javascript altogether in IE, or having it prompt you before running it every time on every site - Internet Options, Security, Internet zone, then Advanced or something.
Afraid I haven't got IE8 so can't be more detailed. Best of luck!
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Old 12th Dec 2012, 16:33   #16 (permalink)

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Does anyone mention to the website owners that their advertising policies are causing annoyance by freezing and crashing the PPRuNe website when viewed using certain common browsers?
Deaf ears, as 100% of their revenue comes from ads.

I believe that many people have an ad-free existence (and not just on PPRuNe) by installing ad-blocking software.

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Old 12th Dec 2012, 16:44   #17 (permalink)
 
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A number of web sites are becoming increasingly almost unusable with XP and IeX8 due to the loading of dammned advertising.
BT Yahoo email is now dreadful for this reason.
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C'mon guys! XP is scheduled for termination in 16 months. Time to saddle up a new mount and kiss the old crippled nag goodbye. I feel a parrot sketch coming on.....
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BT Yahoo email is now dreadful for this reason.
Never see a thing on there as I use FireFox and addblocker, but it does take some experimentation to get rid of all the adds.
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Old 12th Dec 2012, 18:47   #20 (permalink)

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I have to agree with pingu here.

I've been on Win 7 for a good while now. I've still got a few irritations with Win 7 (particualarly around audio and CD drives), but I've had to use XP recently at a client and it's... sad, really.

Win 7 is so much better (on the same hardware, so like-for-like), and so much more reliable.

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