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Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby snapper52 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 15:58 pm

Hi

I've been using this wbsite and forums for several years now, at home and at work. Recently the site has started freezing at work and at home connecting has become a pain, to such an extent that for the last few weeks I have been unable to use the site and at home I am beginnining to despair of it and to use other MTB sites.

Has something been changed recently to cause these irritations?

I do prefer this site to the alternatives when it works.

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby supersonic » Sat Jun 23, 2012 16:03 pm

Has been mostly fine for me - though saying that, it was just down for 5 mins! I am not aware of any changes, I am not sure why you are having such a bad time of it.

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby MattC59 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 17:07 pm

I'm having the same problem, it's always when trying to download the ads from the various ad providers that BR uses.
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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sun Jun 24, 2012 17:15 pm

block em. simples.
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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby snapper52 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 17:31 pm

Wish it was as simple as that, but my problems are often when just trying to browse through the various forums. Even while trying to connect to this forum just now the site stopped responding. I'm using IE9.

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby supersonic » Sun Jun 24, 2012 17:51 pm

I am using the latest firefox - I shall experiment with IE and see what happens.

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby nicklouse » Sun Jun 24, 2012 19:27 pm

snapper52 wrote:Wish it was as simple as that, but my problems are often when just trying to browse through the various forums. Even while trying to connect to this forum just now the site stopped responding. I'm using IE9.


Do you get an error message?
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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby DodgeT » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:19 pm

IE9 here and mine keeps freezing, just on BR. Keep having to "recover webpage"
Only been doing it the last week or so, but lots of times daily.

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby snapper52 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:27 pm

nicklouse wrote:
snapper52 wrote:Wish it was as simple as that, but my problems are often when just trying to browse through the various forums. Even while trying to connect to this forum just now the site stopped responding. I'm using IE9.


Do you get an error message?


On IE9 at home - yes, on IE8 at work -not usually.

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby snapper52 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:29 pm

Sorry - should have elaborated. Error message on IE9 is usually just that BikeRadar.com has stopped responding. Do you want to recover webpage?

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby DodgeT » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:30 pm

snapper52 wrote:Sorry - should have elaborated. Error message on IE9 is usually just that BikeRadar.com has stopped responding. Do you want to recover webpage?


Yeah, same here..

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby supersonic » Mon Jun 25, 2012 13:13 pm

I can't run IE9 as have XP. Does IE9 have the 'compatibility view' button?

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Mon Jun 25, 2012 14:43 pm

site works perfectly on my laptop with chrome. Tried it on a mac running old version of firefox, on which it used to load and now it locks up.

I tried force quit and intermittently it showed firefox responding and not responding when downloading something bikeradar.skimlinks.

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby DodgeT » Mon Jun 25, 2012 15:26 pm

supersonic wrote:I can't run IE9 as have XP. Does IE9 have the 'compatibility view' button?


My IE 8 does. Just hit it and it crashed again...

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby supersonic » Mon Jun 25, 2012 15:35 pm

I have IE8, I'll just have a go.

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby supersonic » Mon Jun 25, 2012 15:37 pm

Yep locked up straight away when I clicked on this thread! "Not Responding". Will have to get the tech guys to take a look.

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby MattC59 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 18:53 pm

I'm on IE8. Not getting any messages, it just locks up when trying to down load from the ad servers. Getting the following then it hangs and I have to 'End Process'.

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My IT department are also pretty sure that one of the ad servers had dropped 'yieldmanager' onto my pc, which is proving a monumental f*cker to remove !
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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby MattC59 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 08:36 am

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Last night our corporate security updated. Since then, every time my laptop locks up due to this Adserver issue, it also blocks the adserver from trying to download a Trojan called 'Artemis'. It only happens on the BR site.

Might be worth looking into guys !!!

Edit: Having done some digging, it appears that Artemis is a generic name that McAfee uses when something untoward is being downloaded to the pc. In this case, the Yield Manager. I understand that Yield Manager is a piece of tracking software from Yahoo, designed to provide feedback from ads, not overly dangerous, but a pain in the ar*s, extremely dificult to remove and not wanted.
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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby Jeff Jones » Tue Jun 26, 2012 09:43 am

supersonic wrote:Yep locked up straight away when I clicked on this thread! "Not Responding". Will have to get the tech guys to take a look.

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Re: Difficulty with connecting to site and locking up

Postby .blitz » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:27 pm

Whatever it is it stops IE8 in its tracks just get the hourglass and 'this program is not responding'

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