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The site is so stuffed with info stealing ads/banners/facebook links/like buttons/etc. that it will barely load on my end lately.

Most pages are loading 20 to 25 entries/widgets, while one page this morning loaded 49 entries/widgets before it would let me read the last post on the page !

I do not see the ads as I have them blocked, but, until the site can load them up I can not scroll or read any new posts to the page, the page jerks up and down with me fighting the ads for control of the page.

I feel real bad for those on a slower connection than mine, and anyone on DSL must be about ready to pull their hair out !

You guys are really screwing up a good site, but, keep shoving those ads in ...

 

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I use Linux O.S. with Firefox. It actually came with Firefox. I've also added CCleaner and Ad Blocker +. Every site is clean with this combination.
I had an auto message from one site (don't remember which) that gave me a hard time about blocking their ads. I just clicked away from them.
 

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Well I do use Google, Firefox, Aviator and if I really want to be left alone I use TOR Browser with Start Page as my home site. I do not have any cookie issues at all. No redirect or advertisements. The only time I do have a few popups is when I am reading news articles through various sources.
 

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The site is so stuffed with info stealing ads/banners/facebook links/like buttons/etc. that it will barely load on my end lately.

Most pages are loading 20 to 25 entries/widgets, while one page this morning loaded 49 entries/widgets before it would let me read the last post on the page !

I do not see the ads as I have them blocked, but, until the site can load them up I can not scroll or read any new posts to the page, the page jerks up and down with me fighting the ads for control of the page.

I feel real bad for those on a slower connection than mine, and anyone on DSL must be about ready to pull their hair out !

You guys are really screwing up a good site, but, keep shoving those ads in ...
Is this the only site you have issues with?

CCleaner (originally named Crap Cleaner before becoming respectable) is a good tool for removing cookies and junk... Might also be a good idea to run MalwareBytes every once in a while, too...

What browser are you using? I hope it's not Internet Explorer... I've used FireFox for years and it works well...
 

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It is just this site and one other that actually have more ads than this place.

I built this machine and used the best and fastest parts I could afford at that time, 2.5 gig processor/8G ram/Win7/Firefox. I run 4 real-time protection apps (MWB is one of them), and dump files/cookies daily.


Site ran fine on my end until the new owners stuffed it full of ads and facebook garbage, I am on a slow connection and it can not load all of the crap that they are shovin at me.


I know this is not a gathering place for them it is a revenue machine, but think about the poor guys/gals on a slow connection ... Not everyone can afford fiber or xfinity top tier speeds ...
 

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Sometimes running multiple instances of different real time protection apps can cause issues... they fight each other...

I keep offering suggestions because I don't see any of the issues you are talking about...
 

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I don't have the issues you're running into either and I'm just using Microsoft Edge without any ad blockers. Something else is definitely up.

If you are comfortable editing your hosts file, check out http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt I've used this method with great success in the past. It redirects the ad company links back to your local machine. Keeps adds from loading.
 

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Thnkx for the suggestions, (I have edited my host file before I will try this), had Comcast out twice this week checking my connection, everything looks ok herre.

I participate in 6 boards daily and this is the only one doing it.

This script just locked the site up for me :

PHP:
http://secure-ds.serving-sys.c…urstingScript/SZMKFLVPAIDBR.js:28
It keeps trying to load an ad and I have them blocked so we are fighting for control of the page ...

My mozilla browser gets hung up with a message, "waiting for ds.serving-sys.com".
What is ds.serving-sys.com and how do I make sure this gets removed from my computer?

ds.serving-sys.com is some kind of ad server. Downloading ad block add-on to Firefox and banning this server there will resolve the issue according to the Firefox forums.
... Just sayin ...
 

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I am sure that you already did this.

Ds.serving-sys.com is usually bundled with other free software products and is being installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation. That’s why, you should be very careful what you agree to install and always opt-out for a custom installation and skip or deselect the software you don’t want to install or you are not familiar with. The possible distribution of Ds.serving-sys.com bundle varies, but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free PDF software, free Video editors or other free software products or downloading e-mail attachments etc..

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It is just this site and one other that actually have more ads than this place.

I built this machine and used the best and fastest parts I could afford at that time, 2.5 gig processor/8G ram/Win7/Firefox. I run 4 real-time protection apps (MWB is one of them), and dump files/cookies daily.

Site ran fine on my end until the new owners stuffed it full of ads and facebook garbage, I am on a slow connection and it can not load all of the crap that they are shovin at me.

I know this is not a gathering place for them it is a revenue machine, but think about the poor guys/gals on a slow connection ... Not everyone can afford fiber or xfinity top tier speeds ...
This is when I started having issues and it IS ONLY this site on my end.
 

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I am sure that you already did this.
Good writeup... Thanks for sharing your knowledge...

First thing I would do is run the MalwareByte's Threat Scan and see what it finds... There are other more specific malware tools, but MalwareBytes is always a good place to start...
 

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I believe the main culprit is an add on called Ghostery, I just accessed the site with it turned off and I still get the jerky page thing but it is not as bad nor does it take as long to load the finalized page.


Would y'all like for me to show a list of the hidden things on this page alone ??????????????



I have visited 3 of my daily sites this morning and have not had one issue until I came here ...


We have lotsa sayin's here in Texas, one of them is something about a duck, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck there is a good chance one is confronting a duck.


FWIW, I run all clean up apps weekly and I have had clean reports from all of them.

Eset version 9 (paid app)
MWB Preminum (Pro paid)
SuperAntiSpyware (free)
Spybot Search and Destroy (free)

Sorry guys, it is what it is, like it or not !
 

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Sorry OT. I wish I could help so more but I am all out of ideas. I have ZERO issues with any type of ransom ware, spyware or any other type of advertisement loading or interfering with this forum.
 

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I don't know what to tell you either OT, I get two banner ads at the top and the Glock.pro sponsor banner on the side. That's it and I'm not running any form of blocker. I have issues with the other forums that use video ads but nothing here.

Have you tried the hosts file that I linked earlier in this thread? If you're not sure how to insert it PM me and I'll help you.
 

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I have the host file you suggested, just have not had time to try it out. My turn to do weekend duty @ work.

I spoke with Comcast yesterday (again) and their suggestion was to buy a faster connection package ...

I can not screenshot the Ghostery results so I took a real picture of them :

Well I was going to upload the image but it seems the up-loader for the site is not working this morning ... so without further ado :



 

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The auto play video on the bottom of the page that has no controls to turn it off but is a redirect to a sales ad is a nice touch y'all ....

 

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Sorry guys, I have more important things to do with my time than to wait for pages to load and scroll to the bottom to try and exit an auto play video just to read a page.

I will check in from time to time, but this site is being put on weekend check until something else happens, I have limited morning time and it does not include time for these games.
 
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