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#1 Aug 30 2010 at 4:50 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been noticing that whilst pursing the ZAM forums, my CPU will occasionally get plowed by "Plugin-container.exe". This occurs inside Firefox 4.0 and 3.6.8.

I believe it's related to the initial load of the ad's on the right and top of the page.

I know Firefox is prone to memory leaks, and this needs to not turn into a browser flame war.

Anyone know any tricks to remedy this?

-- For reference, I'm talking like, 25~50% of my quad-core 2.9 GhZ processor.

Edited, Aug 30th 2010 6:51pm by Darkm0d
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#2 Aug 30 2010 at 4:53 PM Rating: Default
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Either pay for premium to get rid of the ads, or get a Firefox addon to block the ads.
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#3 Aug 30 2010 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Fetter wrote:
Either pay for premium to get rid of the ads, or get a Firefox addon to block the ads.



That has absolutely nothing to do with my question. My question is an engineering one. Not a "How can i cover the problem, instead of solving it".
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#4 Aug 30 2010 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Either pay for premium to get rid of the ads, or get a Firefox addon to block the ads. and to access avatars and photo posting, it's cheap and you can pay via paypal!


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#5 Aug 30 2010 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Fetter wrote:
Either pay for premium to get rid of the ads, or get a Firefox addon to block the ads.



That has absolutely nothing to do with my question. My question is an engineering one. Not a "How can i cover the problem, instead of solving it".


what do you mean? No ads means no problem.
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#6 Aug 30 2010 at 5:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well in that case, I cannot help you, as I notice no such activity while using both FF 4.0+, 3.6.x, Safari, or chrome. You could have a conflict between some FF addons you are using, or there is some bad flash being used in the ads.
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#7 Aug 30 2010 at 5:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's related to Java/Flash (basically any active media that isn't a static image) ad, especially if its in multiple frames. I (obviously) have no issues on these forums but it is indeed related to active ads. The only option is to block them or pay for premium that I've heard working.
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Mistress Theonehio wrote:
It's related to Java/Flash (basically any active media that isn't a static image) ad, especially if its in multiple frames. I (obviously) have no issues on these forums but it is indeed related to active ads. The only option is to block them or pay for premium that I've heard working.


Interesting. I wonder if it's a conspiracy!
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#9 Aug 30 2010 at 5:06 PM Rating: Good
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Darkm0d wrote:
Fetter wrote:
Either pay for premium to get rid of the ads, or get a Firefox addon to block the ads.



That has absolutely nothing to do with my question. My question is an engineering one. Not a "How can i cover the problem, instead of solving it".


Also, I don't know how you can claim that what I said has nothing to do with your question:



Darkm0d wrote:
I've been noticing that whilst pursing the ZAM forums, my CPU will occasionally get plowed by "Plugin-container.exe". This occurs inside Firefox 4.0 and 3.6.8.

I believe it's related to the initial load of the ad's on the right and top of the page.

I know Firefox is prone to memory leaks, and this needs to not turn into a browser flame war.

Anyone know any tricks to remedy this?

-- For reference, I'm talking like, 25~50% of my quad-core 2.9 GhZ processor.

Edited, Aug 30th 2010 6:51pm by Darkm0d


Preventing the ads from running does fix your problem, which is your CPU "getting plowed" by the ads on these forums. You can disable plugin-container.exe, but it could cause problems with your browser.
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#10 Aug 30 2010 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
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My second gen iTouch's CPU doesn't like this site very much.
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#11 Aug 30 2010 at 5:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Fetter wrote:


Also, I don't know how you can claim that what I said has nothing to do with your question:


Because I was trying to figure out "why" the ad's were actually causing the memory leak. Not asking how to avoid the issue. I know removing ad's will obviously remove the issue. But in theory you shouldn't have to resort to that to resolve the issue. My question was "Why is it happening" not "how to I get rid of it".

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#12 Aug 30 2010 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
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I'm using firefox, and the easy solution is to just go into addons and disable flash while you're surfing the site. It is specifically the city of heroes ad that is causing most of the slowdown.
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#13 Aug 30 2010 at 5:17 PM Rating: Good
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I'm actually on chrome and whenever I get online lately it starts taking more and more cpu to run chrome and then my shockwave plugin crashes and suddenly my cpu goes back to normal levels. Such as right now, normally my idle temp is around 45c and my cpu usage around 5 percent or less but right now it's at 50% and 63c...shockwave is probably going to crash soon.
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Yeah, if you can determine specifically which ad is causing the problem, go on over to the site feedback forum and report it. They're pretty good about removing bad ads.
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#15 Aug 30 2010 at 5:24 PM Rating: Good
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Darkm0d wrote:
Fetter wrote:


Also, I don't know how you can claim that what I said has nothing to do with your question:


Because I was trying to figure out "why" the ad's were actually causing the memory leak. Not asking how to avoid the issue. I know removing ad's will obviously remove the issue. But in theory you shouldn't have to resort to that to resolve the issue. My question was "Why is it happening" not "how to I get rid of it".


So what you're saying is, you actually meant to ask why it was happening, and not ask for "tricks to remedy it" which is what you actually asked, and what I gave you, right?
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#16 Aug 30 2010 at 5:24 PM Rating: Good
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It's slightly more annoying that last years "sounds of trucks & traffic ad" that would suddenly blare through your speakers.
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
Yeah, if you can determine specifically which ad is causing the problem, go on over to the site feedback forum and report it. They're pretty good about removing bad ads.


I recently got AdBlock Plus with firefox so the problem I was having stopped, but there was definitely something up with those City of Heroes ads, one in particular was bogging my system down a whole lot...might be somethin' to look at if others are having that kind of issue
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Sad part is, I'm experiencing this issue. So... I DID sign up for premium. I have $29.99 taken from my bank account and yet no premium access. Ive had an e-mail with accounts@allakhazam.com since Saturday morning and no response... It didn't fix my issue.
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#19 Aug 30 2010 at 6:06 PM Rating: Good
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Sad part is, I'm experiencing this issue. So... I DID sign up for premium. I have $29.99 taken from my bank account and yet no premium access. Ive had an e-mail with accounts@allakhazam.com since Saturday morning and no response... It didn't fix my issue.


Oh ok. That is crummy.
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Zalim wrote:
Sad part is, I'm experiencing this issue. So... I DID sign up for premium. I have $29.99 taken from my bank account and yet no premium access. Ive had an e-mail with accounts@allakhazam.com since Saturday morning and no response... It didn't fix my issue.


PM Darqflame and she'll look into it. Although IIRC, some payment methods can take a week or so to process.

But first I would try logging out, clearing your cache, and logging back in.
#21 Aug 30 2010 at 6:35 PM Rating: Default
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desmar wrote:
I'm using firefox, and the easy solution is to just go into addons and disable flash while you're surfing the site. It is specifically the city of heroes ad that is causing most of the slowdown.


As much as I would rather they actually fix whatever is causing it, I suppose it's best to just block flash.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/433/ - seemed to help me the most.
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#22 Aug 30 2010 at 6:37 PM Rating: Good
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I will try those methods. I'm not bent up about it. But in response to the thread's poster. I would seriously upgrade. Conspiracy or not, you get a ton of benefits to one of the #1 MMO websites in the world.

Oh... and just blame Microsoft.
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#23 Aug 30 2010 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I had the exact same problem when I built my new computer. I perused the internet and found a way to disable it. So far, my computers run perfectly fine. Follow the instructions on this website and hopefully it'll work for you as well. Good luck!

http://www.technogadge.com/how-to-stop-firefox-plugin-container-exe-process/
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I had the exact same problem when I built my new computer. I perused the internet and found a way to disable it. So far, my computers run perfectly fine. Follow the instructions on this website and hopefully it'll work for you as well. Good luck!

http://www.technogadge.com/how-to-stop-firefox-plugin-container-exe-process/


Ah! That's exactly the sort of information I was looking for. Good deal.
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#25 Aug 31 2010 at 12:15 AM Rating: Good
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My favorite ad I've seen so far was for www.jerryfails.com... hilarious. Zam, I didn't know you were SO republican!
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My favorite ad I've seen so far was for www.jerryfails.com... hilarious. Zam, I didn't know you were SO republican!


They don't choose the ads themselves, they have an ad company giving them ads probably within a set of parameters. This is why a lot of the forums on zam you'll see a sticky giving you instructions on how to report inappropriate ads.
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