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Re: Iceweasel problems - YouTube infiltration

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On 02/07/08 08:14, Dennis G. Wicks wrote:
> Mihira Fernando wrote the following on 02/07/2008 04:13 AM:
>> Dennis G. Wicks wrote:
>>> Greetings;
>>> Well, just ran into a another frequent problem.
>>> I just re-booted and restarted Iceweasel. (22 windows,
>>> I don't know how many tabs.) I had a bad feeling as
>>> soon as I saw that all the favicons were YouTube.
>> There you go. As others reported before, Flash doesn't play nicely on
>> Iceweasel. 22 youtube windows will certainly crash Iceweasel.
>> This is a behavior I have noticed on Iceweasel as well. Load flash
>> intensive pages or lots of pages that has flash components in Iceweasel
>> and the weasel looses its cool and crashes. Sometimes it just freezes
>> other times it terminates on its own.
>> However upon restarting Iceweasel it asks to restore the crashed session
>> or start a new session. If you don't get that prompt, then your
>> configuration has deviated from the default.
>>> Everytime I try to get an internet page, either refresh
>>> or new link, I get the following message, and no page.
>>>     Not Found
>>>     The requested URL /~joyce/album/ was not found
>>>     on this server.
>>>     Apache Server at www.youtube.com Port 80
>>> It appears that it is really sending the request to
>>> YouTube. I have no idea why!
>> Youtube is using flash. That's the reason.
>>> Thanks for any help!
>>> Dennis
>> Mihira.
> Mihira,
> Slight misunderstanding. None of these pages had a
> youtube URL or contained any flash "stuff" in it.
> Iceweasel just all of a sudden starts sending all
> requests to Youtube. It also occasionally sends them to
> Redhat, but not as often.
> The little Youtube favicon will show up in the tabs
> when this is happening, doesn't make any difference
> what the actual page is!
> I have installed Flash Block and Block Site so I will
> see what effect they have.

Adblock Plus should also be a "mandatory" add-on.

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