High CPU usage while @ MSN.com

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by snerdly, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. snerdly

    mae Guest

    Yes, there was a problem for some users with the site this weekend.
    I reported it and they had removed the offender sometime yesterday.
    It was exactly as described with the Flash addon.

    mae

    | Add-on "Shockwave Flash Object" (Flash Player 9) is the only Add-on that is
    | still enabled after RIES. Kinda funny since that is the one that is causing
    | the high CPU utilization.
    | Are nyislander & I the only ones experiancing this problem? nyislander & I
    | are both getting this on multiple PC's in our household & it started within
    | the last 24 hours. Could there be something wrong with the MSN.com site?
    | --
    | Regards snerdly
    |
    |
    | "PA Bear" wrote:
    |
    | > What "fixed" your problem, starting IE in No Add-ons mode or RIES? (I kinda
    | > assumed it was the former.)
    | >
    | > McAfee Site Advisor's been causing CPU spikes at Gmail's new webmail page.
    | > It's as demanding as Windows Live Hotmail's new webmail pages. Perhaps the
    | > Site Advisor patch/update to be released on 10 Dec-07 will address the
    | > behavior for you. See
    | > http://blog.siteadvisor.com/2007/12/problems_accessing_gmail.shtml
    | >
    | > PS: Site Advisor turned out to be the troublemaker here, too:
    | >
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr..._frm/thread/1580bf939a915741/cfbfa92eb2640aab
    | > --
    | > ~PA Bear
    | >
    | >
    | > snerdly wrote:
    | > > I don't have any third party toolbars, try to keep everyhthing just
    | > > Microsoft as much as possible. I do however have "McAfee SiteAdvisor"
    | > > inserted just below the "Web site address" & above the part of the toolbar
    | > > with Favorites, Home, RSS, etc. This is part of the McAfee package. Has
    | > > been that way for quite a while.
    | > > Not sure what you mean by "Windows Live Toolbar"? I am a Hotmail user (or
    | > > Live Hotmail as it is now called). Does that make a dif?
    | > > Thanks for all the assistance!
    | > >
    | > >> A1. Check your third-party toobars first (including Windows Live
    | > >> Toolbar).
    | > >>
    | > >> A2. microsoft.public.security.homeusers
    | > >> --
    | > >> ~PA Bear
    | > >>
    | > >>
    | > >> snerdly wrote:
    | > >>> Upon cursory examination it appears that you have fixed my problem. CPU
    | > >>> utilization floating comfortably down around 4% now - except for the
    | > >>> spikes
    | > >>> recorded when the page updates. Now I guess I just need to figure out
    | > >>> which
    | > >>> Add-on is the culprit. Thanks PA Bear!
    | > >>>
    | > >>> How bout Avast vs McAfee? Maybe there's a Microsoft Security Communtiy
    | > >>> for
    | > >>> that one?
    | > >>>
    | > >>>> Windows version?
    | > >>>>
    | > >>>> => Does this behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode? To
    | > >>>> start IE7 in No Add-ons mode:
    | > >>>>
    | > >>>> 1. Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without
    | > >>>> Add-ons;
    | > >>>>
    | > >>>> 2. Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet
    | > >>>> Explorer
    | > >>>> (No add-ons).
    | > >>>>
    | > >>>> Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    | > >>>> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
    | > >>>>
    | > >>>> => Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)?
    | > >>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= Read before using!
    | > >>>> --
    | > >>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    | > >>>> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    | > >>>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    | > >>>> DTS-L.ORG http://66.39.69.143/
    | > >>>>
    | > >>>>
    | > >>>> snerdly wrote:
    | > >>>>> I have noticed extreemly high CPU usage while using MSN.com, I am
    | > >>>>> using
    | > >>>>> IE
    | > >>>>> 7. This does not occur @ other websites, some that are as busy if not
    | > >>>>> even
    | > >>>>> busier. Is anyone aware of a problem with MSN.com? This just seems to
    | > >>>>> have
    | > >>>>> just begun.
    | > >>>>>
    | > >>>>> Have been perusing other posts & tried - clearing browser history, set
    | > >>>>> temp
    | > >>>>> disk space to 100MB, Phishing filter is disabled & turned off McAfee's
    | > >>>>> site
    | > >>>>> advisor as well. None of this seems to help or @ the least not much.
    | > >>>>> Seems
    | > >>>>> to be worse when I am logged onto email.
    | > >>>>>
    | > >>>>> Perhaps I should mention yesterday I did a ridiculously large search &
    | > >>>>> it
    | > >>>>> frag'd IE7 to the point where it was unresponsive. However that
    | > >>>>> search
    | > >>>>> was
    | > >>>>> not done from MSN.com & this appears to be the only site causing high
    | > >>>>> CPU,
    | > >>>>> if that makes a dif.
    | > >>>>>
    | > >>>>> Something else if I may, this may not be the appropiate forum for this
    | > >>>>> question but: I saw in a post MVP = Frank Saunders advised removing
    | > >>>>> McAfee
    | > >>>>> (Norton also) & using instead Avast which is free & not as intrusive.
    | > >>>>> Is
    | > >>>>> this true? I have often felt that McAfee was a severe resource hog
    | > >>>>> using
    | > >>>>> about 75MB of RAM & would really rather use Windows Firewall anyway
    | > >>>>> (like
    | > >>>>> to
    | > >>>>> keep things Microsoft as much as possible ya know). I only have 512MB
    | > >>>>> avail
    | > >>>>> & have been into extended virtual memory in the past, then I began
    | > >>>>> looking
    | > >>>>> for things to shutdown.
    | >
    | >
     
    mae, Dec 11, 2007
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  2. snerdly

    PA Bear Guest

    mae, are you referring to msn.com or Windows Live Hotmail?
     
    PA Bear, Dec 12, 2007
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  3. snerdly

    mae Guest

    I found only at msn.com and msnmember.msn.com.
    It seemed to be a faulty script for a.swf file.
    That was only new thing I saw in the source.
    One time It was for the games link.
    IE's process gradually jumped to cpu 97% with no
    error message and no increase in memory or gdi's, etc.
    Disabled Flash and everything returned to normal.

    mae

    | mae, are you referring to msn.com or Windows Live Hotmail?
    |
    | mae wrote:
    | > Yes, there was a problem for some users with the site this weekend.
    | > I reported it and they had removed the offender sometime yesterday.
    | > It was exactly as described with the Flash addon.
    | >
    | > mae
    | >
    | > | >> Add-on "Shockwave Flash Object" (Flash Player 9) is the only Add-on that
    | >> is
    | >> still enabled after RIES. Kinda funny since that is the one that is
    | >> causing the high CPU utilization.
    | >> Are nyislander & I the only ones experiancing this problem? nyislander &
    | >> I
    | >> are both getting this on multiple PC's in our household & it started
    | >> within
    | >> the last 24 hours. Could there be something wrong with the MSN.com site?
    | >> --
    | >> Regards snerdly
    | >>
    | >>
    | >> "PA Bear" wrote:
    | >>
    | >>> What "fixed" your problem, starting IE in No Add-ons mode or RIES? (I
    | >>> kinda assumed it was the former.)
    | >>>
    | >>> McAfee Site Advisor's been causing CPU spikes at Gmail's new webmail
    | >>> page.
    | >>> It's as demanding as Windows Live Hotmail's new webmail pages. Perhaps
    | >>> the Site Advisor patch/update to be released on 10 Dec-07 will address
    | >>> the
    | >>> behavior for you. See
    | >>> http://blog.siteadvisor.com/2007/12/problems_accessing_gmail.shtml
    | >>>
    | >>> PS: Site Advisor turned out to be the troublemaker here, too:
    | >>>
    | >
    http://groups.google.com/group/micr..._frm/thread/1580bf939a915741/cfbfa92eb2640aab
    | >>> --
    | >>> ~PA Bear
    | >>>
    | >>>
    | >>> snerdly wrote:
    | >>>> I don't have any third party toolbars, try to keep everyhthing just
    | >>>> Microsoft as much as possible. I do however have "McAfee SiteAdvisor"
    | >>>> inserted just below the "Web site address" & above the part of the
    | >>>> toolbar with Favorites, Home, RSS, etc. This is part of the McAfee
    | >>>> package. Has been that way for quite a while.
    | >>>> Not sure what you mean by "Windows Live Toolbar"? I am a Hotmail user
    | >>>> (or Live Hotmail as it is now called). Does that make a dif?
    | >>>> Thanks for all the assistance!
    | >>>>
    | >>>>> A1. Check your third-party toobars first (including Windows Live
    | >>>>> Toolbar).
    | >>>>>
    | >>>>> A2. microsoft.public.security.homeusers
    | >>>>> --
    | >>>>> ~PA Bear
    | >>>>>
    | >>>>>
    | >>>>> snerdly wrote:
    | >>>>>> Upon cursory examination it appears that you have fixed my problem.
    | >>>>>> CPU utilization floating comfortably down around 4% now - except for
    | >>>>>> the spikes
    | >>>>>> recorded when the page updates. Now I guess I just need to figure
    | >>>>>> out
    | >>>>>> which
    | >>>>>> Add-on is the culprit. Thanks PA Bear!
    | >>>>>>
    | >>>>>> How bout Avast vs McAfee? Maybe there's a Microsoft Security
    | >>>>>> Communtiy
    | >>>>>> for
    | >>>>>> that one?
    | >>>>>>
    | >>>>>>> Windows version?
    | >>>>>>>
    | >>>>>>> => Does this behavior persist if you start IE7 in No Add-ons mode?
    | >>>>>>> To
    | >>>>>>> start IE7 in No Add-ons mode:
    | >>>>>>>
    | >>>>>>> 1. Right-click on the blue IE desktop icon and select Start without
    | >>>>>>> Add-ons;
    | >>>>>>>
    | >>>>>>> 2. Start > (All) Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Internet
    | >>>>>>> Explorer
    | >>>>>>> (No add-ons).
    | >>>>>>>
    | >>>>>>> Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No
    | >>>>>>> Add-ons)
    | >>>>>>> Mode: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx
    | >>>>>>>
    | >>>>>>> => Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)?
    | >>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 <= Read before using!
    | >>>>>>> --
    | >>>>>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    | >>>>>>> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    | >>>>>>> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    | >>>>>>> DTS-L.ORG http://66.39.69.143/
    | >>>>>>>
    | >>>>>>>
    | >>>>>>> snerdly wrote:
    | >>>>>>>> I have noticed extreemly high CPU usage while using MSN.com, I am
    | >>>>>>>> using
    | >>>>>>>> IE
    | >>>>>>>> 7. This does not occur @ other websites, some that are as busy if
    | >>>>>>>> not
    | >>>>>>>> even
    | >>>>>>>> busier. Is anyone aware of a problem with MSN.com? This just seems
    | >>>>>>>> to have
    | >>>>>>>> just begun.
    | >>>>>>>>
    | >>>>>>>> Have been perusing other posts & tried - clearing browser history,
    | >>>>>>>> set temp
    | >>>>>>>> disk space to 100MB, Phishing filter is disabled & turned off
    | >>>>>>>> McAfee's site
    | >>>>>>>> advisor as well. None of this seems to help or @ the least not
    | >>>>>>>> much.
    | >>>>>>>> Seems
    | >>>>>>>> to be worse when I am logged onto email.
    | >>>>>>>>
    | >>>>>>>> Perhaps I should mention yesterday I did a ridiculously large
    | >>>>>>>> search
    | >>>>>>>> & it
    | >>>>>>>> frag'd IE7 to the point where it was unresponsive. However that
    | >>>>>>>> search
    | >>>>>>>> was
    | >>>>>>>> not done from MSN.com & this appears to be the only site causing
    | >>>>>>>> high
    | >>>>>>>> CPU,
    | >>>>>>>> if that makes a dif.
    | >>>>>>>>
    | >>>>>>>> Something else if I may, this may not be the appropiate forum for
    | >>>>>>>> this question but: I saw in a post MVP = Frank Saunders advised
    | >>>>>>>> removing McAfee
    | >>>>>>>> (Norton also) & using instead Avast which is free & not as
    | >>>>>>>> intrusive.
    | >>>>>>>> Is
    | >>>>>>>> this true? I have often felt that McAfee was a severe resource hog
    | >>>>>>>> using
    | >>>>>>>> about 75MB of RAM & would really rather use Windows Firewall anyway
    | >>>>>>>> (like
    | >>>>>>>> to
    | >>>>>>>> keep things Microsoft as much as possible ya know). I only have
    | >>>>>>>> 512MB avail
    | >>>>>>>> & have been into extended virtual memory in the past, then I began
    | >>>>>>>> looking
    | >>>>>>>> for things to shutdown.
    |
     
    mae, Dec 12, 2007
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