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dampfpanzerwagon Fezian22 Mar 2017 6:31 a.m. PST

I have noticed over the last year that when I browse e-bay, my computer is slowing down – almost to the point of freezing.

I believe it is the amount of adverts that are now appearing on the e-bay home page.

Is there anything I can do to change this. If it continues, I will have to restrict my e-bay trading/buying.


Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 6:35 a.m. PST

AdBlock Plus?

Mako11 Inactive Member22 Mar 2017 6:45 a.m. PST

Mine's been doing that for a very long time too.

Complain to eBay. Probably won't do any good, but it just might, if enough people do.

I've got the same issue(s) with number news source pages too, and Photobucket is one of the worst, almost to the point of being unusable.

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 6:45 a.m. PST

Yes Tony,

I am having this problem with a number of sites including eBay. Have not tried AdBlock Plus will have to give it a go. Really love some of the messages I get saying that for $5 USD per month I wont get all the ads.

Reactionary Inactive Member22 Mar 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

My ABP is free on Chrome

Deeman22 Mar 2017 7:50 a.m. PST

Once the auctions load in hit the stop button on your browser to halt the adds loading. Has worked for me.

It is good to be King22 Mar 2017 7:53 a.m. PST

I agree with Extra Crispy….use Adblock Plus

emckinney22 Mar 2017 9:37 a.m. PST

Most likely Flash. Lab results show massive resource hogging. CTRL+ALT+DELETE, start Task Manager, Processes tab, click name to sort by alpha, see how much memory and CPU Flash is using.

Stryderg22 Mar 2017 9:41 a.m. PST

This might get deep into the woods, so please feel free to ignore this post if you get lost (and leave breadcrumbs so you can find your way back).

It could be a DNS issue. I've seen some computers using really remote and slow DNS servers as supplied by their ISP.
Edit your IP settings and use as your DNS server. If that doesn't help, then edit your IP setttings and put it back to "get DNS server automatically".

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 10:16 a.m. PST

Happened to me yesterday, first time I really noticed it. Had two ebay pages open and they were collectively using almost all available memory.

dandiggler22 Mar 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

When was the last time you cleared your cache? More add ons are rarely the answer…

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 11:08 a.m. PST

Adblocker Plus is a requirement in today's internet. You can disable it for friendly sites like TMP though.

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Mar 2017 12:21 p.m. PST

In May ebay is supposed to be limiting there outside advertising for internal advertising by there sellers.

Grimmnar22 Mar 2017 11:11 p.m. PST

On a desktop or laptop AdBlock will correct this.
I have been experience this on my tablet for more than 6 or 8 months now. Especially when I try and type in the "search" field. Really slows it to a crawl. AdBlock on the tablet don't help in Chrome. I am at a loss in Chrome to correct the issue.

On a side note, using the Internet app that comes preloaded has no issues at all. No slowdown or lag at all. But I don't like that browser.

Anyone know a resolution to this for Chrome on a mobile platform please share.


napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Mar 2017 1:02 p.m. PST

Grimm, Avast AVG has a plug in for the desktop that does ad blocking, look and see if there mobile version does the same.

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