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Every page I visit on this site causes my browser to stall trying to access c.localhost.com. Why is this. It is extremely annoying - if I try typing anything before it finishes it's timeout, then everything I've typed disappears once the timeout has been reached. Almost seems like an attempt to gain access to my machine! Anyone up for explaining this?

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I honestly have no idea what you just described :blush:. We have no intent of accessing your machine. Is there another way you can explain it, or provide some type of screenshot?

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I honestly have no idea what you just described :blush:. We have no intent of accessing your machine. Is there another way you can explain it, or provide some type of screenshot?

Ok, here is a screen shot of your reply and and what pops up on the bottom left of my firefox browser where is shows the URLS being accessed as the new page loads

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Ah ok, I wouldn't be concerned about that. c.localhost.com is not the same as localhost

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So, I notice a LOT of ad/tracking etc sites in that area popping up on each page refresh or access as well. I'm confident it's not malware on my end as I have just re-installed windows on this machine and have not visited any sites with questionable content. I have Vipre Internet security installed (which has not let me down once in the past 4 years I have used it) I am going to try using internet explorer (even though I hate the latest version) to see if I get the same results. Could it be one of your advertisers code causing this? I dislike very much the whole ads on the net thing and this weirdness is one of the reasons why. I don't ask to given info based on my search habits, I just want the info I directly ask for and the whole internet tracking thing has gotten way out of hand with that. I dropped Google as my home page when they changed their policy last January as after that change over, my searches yielded less results on the first page than before.

No, it isn't the same but if you try to put that string as a URL in a browser, it comes back as "The connection was reset". That is definately script related to cause that.

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hi

I also use firefox and I didn't have this problem !

as you said, try with another browser and also another OS (Linux or OS X)

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I have nearly every browser installed on my computer that I can, and I also don't see that. However, while using PaleMoon - a Windows only 64bit optimized build of FireFox, I saw in the lower left of the status bar showing all those sites that are connected to/referenced to. I block my ads with AdAware and DNT+ so it isnt an issue for me. I have also donated money to this site to help defray operating costs because of my ad blocking. If you are using OS X, might I suggest SRWare Iron - its the opensource Chromium build that by default does not have all of the nasty Google stuff tracking you every time you sneeze or fart. Its been quite stable for me, especially in OS X. Its also available for Windows, but it seems a bit more buggy there.

I cant find anywhere with the all knowing Google that references c.localhost.com - other than this thread, which is listed first. I see lots of references to localhost - which we all know what that is, and it doesn't seem to be the issue here since you aren't reading this page off your local machine. Unless you are, which would be a very strange setup and you have far more important problems then this... You could also just hide that status bar on the bottom. I really don't see much benefit from that bar, and it takes up space. But that is my preference.

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I also use firefox and I didn't have this problem !


Same here. Firefox with Simple Adblock, OS Mountain Lion on a real Mac.

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I think the "c" in c.localhost.com stands for cat. Could this be the problem?
Attached File  Lol-Cat-Im-in-your-PC-stealing-your-internets.jpg   26.59KB   4 downloads

Your vipre security is probably just accessing it's blacklist, stored locally.





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