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Hi....I'm fairly computer illiterate fyi....when it comes to problems and causes etc. Out of nowhere yesterday, when I went into my yahoo email on my laptop (old Dell In… (read more)
Hi....I'm fairly computer illiterate fyi....when it comes to problems and causes etc.
Out of nowhere yesterday, when I went into my yahoo email on my laptop (old Dell Inspirion 8 years old I think but works fine and takes a beating) a pop up bar at top of screen beneath task bar pops up and says that Firefox says this page is slowing down my browser and computer and gives me option to STOP it. Indeed...as soon as that message appears i can't do anything in my email....locks...freezes up. Other windows dragging at that moment. Once I close yahoo....rest slowly returns to normal. It's been 24 hours and I've shut it down, turned on again...ran my system mechanic as I do daily and Windows defender reports no issues. Yahoo email works fine on my phone....and this has never happened before.
I took a screenshot of it after writing this but even the time it took to do that froze me up this time so bad I lost all the windows including this post and i shut it down. Powered back up 2 hours later and it started normally and restored my session ( I was shocked this post in progress was still here lol.) So I immediately closed yahoo window to avoid issues and tried to upload the screenshot below. But Firefox said the "image was too large"....really? I crop it down and try again and it's just spinning below for 5 minutes...so forget it. Now I can't post this with that image upload spinning endlessly. (put profanity of choice here)
Anyone have any insight or help before I solve it my way? (That's usually when i lose my patience and throw it against the wall. :)