Windows Vista, Firefox 5.0 (though it happens on IE as well)
Occasionally my cursor will freeze and I'll hear a "beep"...after a few seconds the cursor goes back to normal, and I get a pop-up that says I have a script that is busy or has stopped working. The pop up gives me a choice to wait for it to start working or stop. I always choose wait, if that makes any difference. The script in question (and I have no idea what a script is, so maybe you can enlighten me on that too) shows a ford-trucks.com URL and a 12 character code, followed by "avg_ls_dom.js:396". My ever-so-limited knowledge tells me that this probably has something to do with my bloated, over priced, resource-hogging anti-virus package but I've got absolutely no idea if it can be corrected on my end.
Any and all ideas/suggestions are welcome, but I'll warn you that attempting to talk me through a potential fix might try your patience
Try Super Anti Spyware. It's free. I run this along with my AV, and it will occasionally pick up something that's been missed.
Another thing I like is Iolo System Mechanic. It does a lot of maintenance that I don't have time for, or don't know how to do. My desktops have run better/faster since I started using it. They don't crash, which is surprising with me pushing buttons.
Steve, you could try deleting all the cached java scripts. To do that, start the Java Control Panel which will be found in Windows Control Panel. On the General tab you will see Temporary Internet Files, and a button for Settings. Click that button, and then click Delete Files.
Folks call me Bill. Why, yes, it is a 6 liter. Your jealousy is showing.
The script that was mentioned in both of those blogs is the exact same one that I'm seeing. In my AVG components list there are two shields; resident shield and online shield, but nothing that's called surf shield. I guess I'll try disabling each one separately and see which makes a difference.
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