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A LOT of trouble today--anyone else?

  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months ago

    HP keeps wanting to not load all the way--the spinning circle rarely stops; the page freezes up and you can't navigate, and I keep seeing, "Shockwave flash has crashed" or "Shockwave plugin has stopped working"  or the dreaded "Oh, snap!  Something went wrong trying to load this page"

    I've done all the "tricks" with my computer, re-boot; clear cache; run malware and virus scanners...re-set my modem, and still the issue persists...

    Putting this here, since every time I try to post what seems to me to be a technical problem in the technical problems forum, someone there tells me to put it somewhere else!  Grrr.

    1. bravewarrior profile image95
      bravewarriorposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Liz, I've been having trouble too. Pages freeze, the comments section freezes, pages don't respond or go dead. It must be HP and not your computer.

    2. Say Yes To Life profile image86
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Absolutely!  I'm having trouble with Google as well.

  2. Fiction Teller profile image60
    Fiction Tellerposted 20 months ago

    I'm currently accessing things okay. I'm using Chrome on a Linux desktop system. 

    You probably should mention what operating system, platform, and browser you're using to help them figure out where the problem is. Alas, I don't think technical staff work over the weekend.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Yeah, well, if others are having troubles, I doubt that's the issue, as it's highly unlikely we're all using the same OS, platform and browser.

      1. Fiction Teller profile image60
        Fiction Tellerposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        If you look in the technical problems forum, you'll see that staff asks for this kind of data.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
          DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Yes, I know they always do...and it's 99% of the time irrelevant, especially if the issue is confined to HP, and not happening anywhere else I visit on the Internet...which 99% of the time is the case. 
          It seems that's the case with ALL hosting sites; their first reaction is to blame your computer instead of anything on their end.

  3. liesl5858 profile image82
    liesl5858posted 20 months ago

    I am okay so far. I have no troubles like yours. I am sorry to hear that your computer freezes. Maybe you need to have it look at by a computer expert.

  4. paradigm search profile image69
    paradigm searchposted 20 months ago

    Adobe Shockwave/Flash are bug-infested, malware-infested pieces of crap. Per recent news stories, websites are dumping both in droves. Hopefully HubPages will join that party. This concludes my rant for the day.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Well, that's interesting.  I did have to clean a malware from my computer yesterday....grrr...
      What I don't get, though, is why my ACTIVE - SCANNING, always-running-in-the-background virus/malware checker did not keep it from getting in....I've never had that issue before...and it auto-updates itself.
      SIGH
      The other thing I don't understand (unrelated to this issue), is why, when you go to read a page somewhere, an annoying popup grays out what you're trying to read, and sticks in your face a dialog box wanting you to subscribe, or answer a survey, or some other such foolishness... Why does my pop-up blocker not block that crap???

  5. tirelesstraveler profile image87
    tirelesstravelerposted 20 months ago

    I'm having trouble too.

  6. Venkatachari M profile image84
    Venkatachari Mposted 20 months ago

    I also experience the same thing here. The pages does not load quickly and the circle goes on rounding, rounding and rounding. I wanted to view my stats. Since one day, I could not view. Just now also it is circling since 30 minutes in my New tab window. It is unable to load. I tried 4 times like this till now in these 24 hours but it does not load at all.
    If hubpages staff are viewing this, they may tell what is wrong.

  7. profile image59
    PenandTabletposted 20 months ago

    No problems here.  I got on HP using both s cell phone and a Fire tablet.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image84
      Venkatachari Mposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Are you able to view your statistics today?

  8. sa krishna profile image79
    sa krishnaposted 20 months ago

    Now it is fine. It may be due to server lagging.

  9. Dressage Husband profile image78
    Dressage Husbandposted 20 months ago

    I have not experienced these problems, but the statistics appear to be out. I have way more traffic showing in Google Analytics than on HP.

    Right now Windows 10 is being rolled out (I use it) and if your PC is set to auto update it will interfere with everything. The updates can take from 20 minutes to 6 or more hours, if using Auto update it may not be apparent to you that it is going on, but it will interfere with everything making the issue hard for you to trace.

    I do not think that flash and shockwave issues will be allowed to persist for long (they are way too market dominant) this should be viewed as a temporary set back or deliberate attack. The Windows roll out will affect a lot of servers and your provider may not have the capacity to absorb  the extra traffic. That could well be why you see a long response time.

    Of course the hacker type will take advantage of the extra stress on systems and may well be launching virus and malware attacks at a time when they can create more chaos, that is their scene. Do not blame your protection provider none of them can be 100% effective all of the time. If you use Norton you should disable it and try a scan with Trend or McAfee free scanner just to check or even Malaware Bytes etc.

    Unfortunately you need to be pretty computer literate to stay clean and even then there are no guarantees you will not be targeted. Maybe HP got attacked? and it is the weekend (no or less Technical staff in) and it is the month end when statistics and accounting are run, all of which made HP more vulnerable as a target just now.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I don't have Win 10; I'm using XP Pro, and will continue to do so until this computer finally dies.  I cannot afford either a new computer or a new OS, do I have no idea what I will do at that point.
      I have Webroot anti-virus, not Norton, and Webroot is always running in the background,  I do have Malware Bytes installed, so I'm as protected as it is possible to be in my circumstances.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image84
        Venkatachari Mposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        I am also working on windows XP since beginning and I do not like changing it until this computer is supporting me. I already informed this fact that I can't afford new computer to the hubpages team also. I have my AVG antivirus as back up and malware bytes as an emergency support.

  10. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 20 months ago

    Shockwave is always crashing.  When I have these issues, the first thing I go is run Disk Cleanup, and check everything especially games statistics files if I have played any games that came with my computer or those online.  Sometimes rebooting helps.  The issues seem to always be with HP and no other site.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, Linda, see- that's the thing.  If it were any issue with my computer, which site I was visiting would be irrelevant.  I keep pointing this out, but it seems to be glossed over when I have specifically said that the problems are happening only here on Hub Pages.

      1. bravewarrior profile image95
        bravewarriorposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        I've only had the problem on HP also. All other sites load just fine. No stalling, no little messages in the lower left corner of my screen.

    2. Venkatachari M profile image84
      Venkatachari Mposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Yesterday night I have run my malware bytes and CCleaner also and no problems were detected by antivirus. (Now, it is 10:30 am here). Even now the same problem is there. My statistics page does not load. It simply keeps on circling for ever.

  11. Siva222 profile image74
    Siva222posted 20 months ago

    maybe you need to reinstall/update your plugins. try that

 
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