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This keeps happening, locking my machine up for minutes at a time.

Can I do anything to stop these “scripts”??

Thanks in advance.

I’d try clearing your cache first of all.

Do you have an ad-blocker on your browser? It might well be some sort of advert software that’s causing the problem.

But it might be some sort of problem on the server holding the site you’re visiting, and there’s not a lot you can do about that.

If you’re using Firefox you can get the Noscript addon. No scripts will then be run without your specific permission.

In Chrome (and Firefox I assume) you can go to Advanced Settings and turn off JavaScript from running. Lots of sites won’t work, but you can do it.

hey, this worked!! Thank You

Will this cause any problems when visiting certain types of websites?

Sure, lots of sites use JavaScript and they won’t work or will become wonky. Make sure you know what you’re turning off.

But you can always tell NoScript to allow scripts from those websites. But I’ve found that a lot work reasonably well without it – often the scripts are just serving up ads, or powering the ‘click here to donate’, ‘like us on Facebook’, etc. buttons – and I can do fine without those.

Practically any website you can view on a smartphone and a desktop/laptop requires JavaScript. Turning off the scripting in your browser will cause problems for you viewing the site.

If a site doesn’t function properly (and as posted many work perfectly well without scripts) then if you trust the site you can whitelist it or temporarily allow it or allternatively just allow the scripts you need and block the rest. It’s child’s play to manage and I wouldn’t browse without it now.

It’s better (and easier) to just get Adblock Plus or uBlock Origin. That blocks useless third-party javascripts (ads, etc.) while leaving the first-party ones alone. If a first-party script is broken, there’s something wrong with their website and you should write them or go somewhere else anyway, not just break even more stuff by turning off javascript altogether