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#233764 1-May-2018 20:58
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Chrome has been locking up a few times over the past couple of days. Have to use "Ctrl-Aly-Delete" to crash out of it. Every time it happens, in the bottom left corner of the screen it says,"Waiting for www . facebook . com. It is doing this when I don't want to be using Facebook and have not been anywhere near Facebook in a long time, several minutes or even hours.

 

Any ideas why guys?

 

TIA.


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  #2006268 1-May-2018 20:59
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Yes ?




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  #2006272 1-May-2018 21:03
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Sorry, I hit the enter key after the end of my title and it always posts straight away. My bad.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2006375 2-May-2018 08:30
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3puttssuck:

 

Chrome has been locking up a few times over the past couple of days. Have to use "Ctrl-Aly-Delete" to crash out of it. Every time it happens, in the bottom left corner of the screen it says,"Waiting for www . facebook . com. It is doing this when I don't want to be using Facebook and have not been anywhere near Facebook in a long time, several minutes or even hours.

 

Any ideas why guys?

 

TIA.

 

 

Could it be that you're on a website that uses a Facebook plug-in/widget thingie and it's trying to call home?




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  #2006770 2-May-2018 21:07
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MurrayM:

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Chrome has been locking up a few times over the past couple of days. Have to use "Ctrl-Aly-Delete" to crash out of it. Every time it happens, in the bottom left corner of the screen it says,"Waiting for www . facebook . com. It is doing this when I don't want to be using Facebook and have not been anywhere near Facebook in a long time, several minutes or even hours.


Any ideas why guys?


TIA.



Could it be that you're on a website that uses a Facebook plug-in/widget thingie and it's trying to call home?


It’s been doing it on Geekzone. I doubt Geekzone has a FB plug in.

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  #2006774 2-May-2018 21:14
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Do you have anything Facebook related in chrome://extensions ?



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  #2006784 2-May-2018 21:46
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gzt: Do you have anything Facebook related in chrome://extensions ?

 

No. And its getting worse, more often.

 

 


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  #2006789 2-May-2018 22:01
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Last time someone had weird issues they had a stupid hosts file blocking things and weird DNSs etc. your not doing any of that privacy paranoia crap to tamper with communications between browser and server are you?





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  #2006792 2-May-2018 22:08
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richms:

 

Last time someone had weird issues they had a stupid hosts file blocking things and weird DNSs etc. your not doing any of that privacy paranoia crap to tamper with communications between browser and server are you?

 

 

No. Switched to Firefox and it's heaps better for now.


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  #2006797 2-May-2018 22:35
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Almost guarantee its a plugin, or notifications were enabled.

 

 

 

 Open the Google Chrome settings page.
2. Click on 'Show Advanced Settings' at the bottom.
3. Under 'Privacy' section, click on 'Content Settings'.
4. Scroll down to 'Notification' section and click on 'Manage Exceptions'.
5. Click on 'https://www.facebook.com/' and in the drop-down menu, change it from 'Allow' to 'Block'.
6. Click 'Done'.


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  #2006801 2-May-2018 22:51
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is it just on facebook that it does this? or everything?

 

 

 

i get it occasionally... but i also have the chrome takes ages to start bug... something todo with years of history synced etc... 





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  #2006802 2-May-2018 22:57
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And any page with facebook connector will go trolling cache for login details and so on too...


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Several users who have updated their computers to Windows 10 April 2018 Update are reporting that Chrome is freezing their machines

 

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/05/02/147242/google-chrome-is-freezing-intermittently-with-the-windows-10-april-2018-update-users-say

 

 

 

3puttssuck:

 

Chrome has been locking up a few times over the past couple of days. Have to use "Ctrl-Aly-Delete" to crash out of it. Every time it happens, in the bottom left corner of the screen it says,"Waiting for www . facebook . com. It is doing this when I don't want to be using Facebook and have not been anywhere near Facebook in a long time, several minutes or even hours.

 

Any ideas why guys?

 

TIA.

 


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  #2008265 5-May-2018 00:47
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Microsoft say they are working on it. They might release in the next day or so:

https://www.cnet.com/news/windows-10-april-2018-update-bugs-microsoft-fix-may-8/

Official link and workarounds in the article. Chrome is not the only application affected apparently.

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This thread was reported the day Windows 10 update was released but the OP didn't mention having updated his machine. The OP says this has been happening for a few days so it couldn't be the update, unless the machine is running the Insiders version.





 

 

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  #2008313 5-May-2018 08:46
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freitasm:

This thread was reported the day Windows 10 update was released but the OP didn't mention having updated his machine. The OP says this has been happening for a few days so it couldn't be the update, unless the machine is running the Insiders version.


Yes, correct. Machine has not been updated yet. I have an IT expert logging in remotely tomorrow to check it all out for me. Thanks for the input so far. Fingers crossed it will be fixed tomorrow.

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