droidforums.net forum issues...is this just me?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by apeshitninja, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. apeshitninja
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    Whenever I click on a forum to view or a thread within a forum, my browser (Firefox) freezes for a few seconds while it tries to load google-analytics.com, pointrol.com, or any other of the advertisement servers which are embedded in the forum.

    It's a pain cause it causes a delay in the page loading (a few seconds, which is noticeable) otherwise I wouldn't mention it. It also freezes up Firefox, youtube vids I'm watching in other windows freeze, etc.

    Is anyone else seeing this or is it just me? I realize the forum needs ads, I run a few sites with ads myself, but that doesn't seem normal.

    Not trying to *****, just trying to help.
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    Hmm that's odd, there are a few things you can do, first if I was you I would download a anti spy software like Spybot, and scan your computer, the other thing, since you use Firefox as I do I would download the addon for it called AdBlock Plus. That will help keep unwanted popups and adds to be loaded when you go to a web site. I would really scan your computer first. If you don't want to use Spybot then use the built-in one from M$ called Microsoft Defender.
    Hope that helps!


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    I've been using Firefox ever since I registered and have not had any issues.

    I would run a good malware and adware cleaner.

    Malwarebytes Anti Malware

    CCleaner

    Ad Aware

    are excellent and free.
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