Some Websites Throttle My CPU to 100%... Why?

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    Some pages make my CPU run 100%. For example, when I visit www.bios-mods.com my browser slows and my CPU throttles to 100%. Why is this happening and how do I fix this?
     
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    It's the animated advertising.

    You can try a flash blocker, google it for your browser.

    Best of all, don't go there!
     
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    Thanks Jojo, but its the only site that I know that offer the specific help I need. I want to unlock settings in my bios and this site provides this help.
     
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    Sadly, apart from installing blockers, we are at the mercy of these sites.

    There are a few other points though.

    Your browser. Are you using IE from M$? If so, download Firefox and use that. Firefox will generally allow you better control over these intrusive sites.

    Which firewall are you using? Zonealarm is probably the best unless you have a router. If you're not sure, get ZoneAlarm. Never use the M£ effort.

    When you connect to any site, you will also connect to some others, especially for their resident advertising, but also storage of any other files. On most browsers, this will be indicated on the bottom left of your screen. See what sites these are. Possibly use ZA to block them.

    Run some decent cleaning software. The kit I recommend is:

    1: rkill. Run this first. Preferably in SAFE mode.

    2. ADWCleaner Run this next

    3. TDSSKiller Run third.

    4 Malwarebytes. Run fourth.

    All of these can be downloaded from bleeping computer: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

    You should only need to do this once or twice a year.

    And finally, sorry to say this, but avoid porn and gambling sites. The source of almost every problem on the net (and in real life.)
     
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    Hi Jojo. Good to hear from you again. No way, I dont use IE. I use Opera (version 12.16). I tried all the programs that you mentioned and still no dice. Its weird because there are very few ads on the site.

    Hi Elizabeth. Thank you sweetheart, I'm currently lookiing at your link now.
     
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    I went to that site and there were lots of ads and I have Adblock plus installed in firefox and also use Adfender, and while checking taskmanager, firefox used 40 percent of cpu while on this page.
     
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    I also noticed quite a few. But more importantly, it's the quality of the ads.

    Advertising on the net isn't just a matter of showing you something, most of the fancier adverts now also collect data about you, where you are, any profiles you have elsewhere which they can access your surfing history even any evidence that you have spent on any sites. Try looking for shoes in Amazon or enter a search term in Google, such as Shoes. Then be presently surprised when many adverts suddenly change to shoes

    It isn't as sinister as it sounds. Nothing in that list is likely to cause you any direct harm.

    The data is collected, first by the hosting site, then the advertiser, then each of the various web designers. All collect it to back their claims that the money spent on the site itself was worth while.

    There are no 'safe' sites. All collect this data.

    What there are are collection sites, which page your computer for that data and send it back to their base. That takes time and is the reason you something find a page hanging with an advertisers' web address in the bottom left corner.

    I'm sorry to say, but all you can do is install a different blocker. Do those clean outs I suggested. I will almost guarantee you have cookies on your machine which some of those polling sites are trying to use. Change your cookie police and so on.

    Be careful with changing the cookie police too harshly. If you don't accept some cookies, most sites won't let you in
     
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    Hey Elizabeth and Jojo. Yes you're both correct. I have an ad blocker. But apparently its not working as well as I want it to. Maybe if I look for cached pages of this site on google then maybe I can evade the harsh ads. Thank for your help. I appreciate it more than you'll ever know!
     
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    You are welcome :)
     
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