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Sudenly, for the past 4 days, Wikipedia conects very slowly, gets stuck half-way, etc.; pther websites work fine

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For the past several days, while all other websites work as fine as before on Firefox, Wikipedia works very badly: it responds very slowly and often gets stuck half-way before opening a page. I have tried several solutions but the problem recurs. On a different platform, Safari is connecting fine. Any suggestions?

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Do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer. Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. All these programs have free versions.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

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Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502

Having more than one version of a program may cause issues.

Grab the uninstaller from here: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows Uninstall Flash Player | Mac Then reinstall the latest version.

Separate Issue; Update your Flash Player Version 16.0.0.305
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
Shockwave Director Version 12.1.7.157 http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/ Having more than one version of a program may cause issues.

Grab the uninstaller from here: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows Uninstall Flash Player | Mac Then reinstall the latest version.

Flash Player Version 16.0.0.305
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html


Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache.

  • Clear the Cache and
  • Remove Cookies
    Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to.

Type about:preferences<Enter> in the address bar.

  • Cookies; Select Privacy. Under History, select Firefox will Use Custom Settings. Press the button on the right side called Show Cookies. Use the search bar to look for the site. Note; There may be more than one entry. Remove All of them.
  • Cache; Select Advanced > Network. Across from Cached Web Content, Press Clear Now.

If there is still a problem, Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} While you are in safe mode;

Type about:preferences#advanced<Enter> in the address bar.

Under Advanced, Select General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Poke around safe web sites. Are there any problems?

Then restart.

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Thanks for your assistance. I tried: 1. Uninstalling and reinstalling Flash Player.

2. Clearing the Cache.

Still, contact to Wikipedia is getting worse while all other websites work fine!

Any other suggestions?

Many thanks.

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Do the rest of the above post. Cookies, Safe Mode, Hardware.

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Chosen Solution

Do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer. Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. All these programs have free versions.

Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.

See also:

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Problem is solved, I'm not sure how. Thanks for the advice.