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    Unresponsive websites and script issues plus noise

    I've been getting too many "internet not responding" when I try to close a tab, and script failure popups lately (the ones where the option are debug or stop script, among others). Plus, my PC sounds funny with buzzing and whirling sounds. I hope I don't have to buy a new hard drive, not so soon after I bought the last one. What do you folks think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger4 View Post
    I've been getting too many "internet not responding" when I try to close a tab, and script failure popups lately (the ones where the option are debug or stop script, among others). Plus, my PC sounds funny with buzzing and whirling sounds. I hope I don't have to buy a new hard drive, not so soon after I bought the last one. What do you folks think?
    What OS? (Win7, Win8/8.1, Win10, etc). What browser? (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc).

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    Don't think anything most of the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Don't think anything most of the time!

    cheers, Paul
    Would help if OP bothered to tell us OS & browser version details.

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    I recommend that you install NoScript, and see if that fixes things.

    Here is more info: https://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...ing-in-Firefox!

    To sum up: I have installed Adblock Plus and NoScript, and I have uninstalled Flash. My web surfing is a lot faster since doing that.

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    I have Flash installed in PaleMoon but set to "always ask to Activate", I come across a site that demands flash at least once a day and that is a lot easier than installing and uninstalling. I do not use Adblock Plus but I do use NoScript and it some tomes (not often) that some sites take longer to load because they are waiting for confirmation of sites that are blocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    Jim

    I have Flash installed in PaleMoon but set to "always ask to Activate", I come across a site that demands flash at least once a day and that is a lot easier than installing and uninstalling. I do not use Adblock Plus but I do use NoScript and it some tomes (not often) that some sites take longer to load because they are waiting for confirmation of sites that are blocked.
    I wonder if Firefox allows me to set Flash to "always ask to activate". Can't check it now, because I'm at work.

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    Oops! Late at night, frustrated, not thinking. Win 8 (I believe, it's a newer hard drive, the old one was Win 7, so I think I got Win 8 for the new one.) Firefox for the browser.

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    What OS? (Win7, Win8/8.1, Win10, etc). What browser? (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc).

    We don't think anything if you don't tell us enough about your setup!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    I wonder if Firefox allows me to set Flash to "always ask to activate". ...
    You set it up in Flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    ....I have installed Adblock Plus and NoScript....
    What? No Ghostery?

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    FF has an option to "always ask". I use it instead of Flash Block and it works per page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fascist Nation View Post
    What? No Ghostery?
    I'll have to check out Ghostery.

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    Okay, NoScript. I went to the site. I'd like some more opinions before I continue. It looks promising, I admit but I'm cautious. Any other possible explanations for the buzzes and whirls from my PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    I recommend that you install NoScript, and see if that fixes things.

    Here is more info: https://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...ing-in-Firefox!

    To sum up: I have installed Adblock Plus and NoScript, and I have uninstalled Flash. My web surfing is a lot faster since doing that.

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    Something in my PC is making a distinct whirling sound again. Is this normal or should I replace something? I'm hoping it's not the hard drive, it's still reasonably new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger4 View Post
    Something in my PC is making a distinct whirling sound again. Is this normal or should I replace something? I'm hoping it's not the hard drive, it's still reasonably new.
    From the way it sounds, you have a desktop (not a laptop) computer. If this is the case, with the computer turned off, remove the left side computer case panel (looking at it from the front). Two screws usually hold it in place. With the case panel off you should be able to see the fans. Check to see if any cables or wires are near or touching any fans. If you don't see anything obvious, then turn on the computer and see if you can locate where the noise is coming from. This is just a suggestion, make sure you are well grounded before touching anything inside the computer. I'm suggesting this because I had the same problem where a small fan wire was touching a fan, and making a noise.

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