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more and more scripts won't stop runng

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mm, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    Hi!

    More and more websites that I visit are displaying a box that says
    something like Script won't stop Running. It has two choices, Stop
    and Continue. And it gives a long complicated address. Better
    description of error message below**.

    I have winXP, SP3 with all the updates they've offered me.

    And Firefox 3.6.8, the latest version,

    and I was offered, dl'd, and installed the latest version of
    Flashplayer a couple days ago.

    Continue has never acccomplished anything. It rusn for a while longer
    and then gives the same box again, maybe with a different address.

    Clicking Stop usually works, but sometimes I can't click, can't get
    back to Firefox if I go to another program's screen, and sometimees
    the browser just freezes. Tonight I can't get back to Firefox.

    Websites that do this are www.dictionary.com, which redirects to a
    name I can never remember; a couple others; and tonight www.411.com .

    I use IE8 only when there is a problem with FF, and IE8 hasn't done
    this in the 3 or 4 times I've gone to www.dictionary.com there.


    I'm thinking that some part of windows or Flash or Java or JavaScript
    needs updating.


    **Error Message
    Warning, Unrepsonsive Script

    ? A script on this page may be busy or it may have stopped
    responding, You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see
    if the script will complete.

    Script: http://...... [Details of address available!]

    Thanks for any help you can give.
     
  2. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    mm wrote:
    > Hi!
    >
    > More and more websites that I visit are displaying a box that says
    > something like Script won't stop Running. It has two choices, Stop
    > and Continue. And it gives a long complicated address. Better
    > description of error message below**.
    >
    > I have winXP, SP3 with all the updates they've offered me.
    >
    > And Firefox 3.6.8, the latest version,
    >
    > and I was offered, dl'd, and installed the latest version of
    > Flashplayer a couple days ago.
    >
    > Continue has never acccomplished anything. It rusn for a while longer
    > and then gives the same box again, maybe with a different address.
    >
    > Clicking Stop usually works, but sometimes I can't click, can't get
    > back to Firefox if I go to another program's screen, and sometimees
    > the browser just freezes. Tonight I can't get back to Firefox.
    >
    > Websites that do this are www.dictionary.com, which redirects to a
    > name I can never remember; a couple others; and tonight www.411.com .
    >
    > I use IE8 only when there is a problem with FF, and IE8 hasn't done
    > this in the 3 or 4 times I've gone to www.dictionary.com there.
    >
    >
    > I'm thinking that some part of windows or Flash or Java or JavaScript
    > needs updating.
    >
    >
    > **Error Message
    > Warning, Unrepsonsive Script
    >
    > ? A script on this page may be busy or it may have stopped
    > responding, You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see
    > if the script will complete.
    >
    > Script: http://...... [Details of address available!]
    >
    > Thanks for any help you can give.


    What about interference from external sources ?

    Firefox Add-Ons, third party tool bars, or AV/malware tools ?

    In WinXP, if I go to Start:programs, there are two entries for
    Firefox, one of which is labeled "Safe Mode". That one is likely
    to be disabling "baggage" added to the browser, by the user.

    I would suspect Add-Ons or Tool Bars, before Flash or Java or JavaScript.

    You can turn off Java in the preferences. I keep mine turned off, and
    can't remember the last time I really needed Java. (There will always be
    sites with a heavy Java orientation, like some kids game sites. But I don't
    use them.)

    Turning off JavaScript is going to cause more web pages to fail to load
    and render properly. So disabling that is less likely to be helpful in
    the long run.

    On some platforms, Firefox ships with NoScript add-on enabled, which
    is another solution to disabling scripting. But a lot of sites are
    coded, such that they don't render properly or do the right things,
    if scripting is turned off. And besides, this isn't the way to solve your
    problem. Something you've added to the browser, could be responsible.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722/

    Paul
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    You will find support for Internet Explorer in this MS forum now:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your current IE
    version (e.g., IE6, IE7, IE8) in your first post.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

    mm wrote:
    > Hi!
    >
    > More and more websites that I visit are displaying a box that says
    > something like Script won't stop Running. It has two choices, Stop
    > and Continue. And it gives a long complicated address. Better
    > description of error message below**.
    >
    > I have winXP, SP3 with all the updates they've offered me.
    >
    > And Firefox 3.6.8, the latest version,
    >
    > and I was offered, dl'd, and installed the latest version of
    > Flashplayer a couple days ago.
    >
    > Continue has never acccomplished anything. It rusn for a while longer
    > and then gives the same box again, maybe with a different address.
    >
    > Clicking Stop usually works, but sometimes I can't click, can't get
    > back to Firefox if I go to another program's screen, and sometimees
    > the browser just freezes. Tonight I can't get back to Firefox.
    >
    > Websites that do this are www.dictionary.com, which redirects to a
    > name I can never remember; a couple others; and tonight www.411.com .
    >
    > I use IE8 only when there is a problem with FF, and IE8 hasn't done
    > this in the 3 or 4 times I've gone to www.dictionary.com there.
    >
    >
    > I'm thinking that some part of windows or Flash or Java or JavaScript
    > needs updating.
    >
    >
    > **Error Message
    > Warning, Unrepsonsive Script
    >
    > ? A script on this page may be busy or it may have stopped
    > responding, You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see
    > if the script will complete.
    >
    > Script: http://...... [Details of address available!]
    >
    > Thanks for any help you can give.
     

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