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Fri Dec 23, 2016, 11:02 AM

Star expired a couple of days ago. Now I'm getting massive iexplore.exe loads, up to 500,000 k.

Freezes the computer up quite a bit.

If it's not from the site, it could be a vulnerability. If it IS from the site, can any member tell me if there's any way around it?

DU is the only thing I'm running on the laptop.

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Reply Star expired a couple of days ago. Now I'm getting massive iexplore.exe loads, up to 500,000 k. (Original post)
Mc Mike Dec 23 OP
hunter Dec 23 #1
Mc Mike Dec 23 #2

Response to Mc Mike (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 02:12 PM

1. Here's where I'd start: Don't use internet explorer. Don't install Adobe Flash.

Check your computer for malware.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/

Chrome is now the most popular broswer, for good reason.

https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

Animated ads can be brutal on older computers. I'm using Chrome to make this post, and it doesn't automatically start animated ads... most of the time. There's a setting for that. It also uses it's own version of Flash, if you need it, but the most recent version of Chrome doesn't activate Flash by default.

I don't like to deprive websites of advertising dollars, but ad blocking software does work.

The Chrome-based Opera browser includes ad blocking software. It also seems to be quicker than Chrome on older computers

http://www.opera.com

Good luck!

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Response to hunter (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 05:13 PM

2. Thanks very much, hunter.

I appreciate the knowledgeable advice.

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