Forum discussion tagged with browser.
  1. TheExperiment01

    Question "ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED" on various sites and I don't know why ?

    So sites like and (specifically when I click login for ea). I've tried everything I can think at this point, different browsers don't work (other devices on the network work), firewall turned off, updating drivers, clearing cache, using google dns...
  2. P

    Question Chrome Browser Hijack? Virus? Any advice?

    Hello, So today I went on Google chrome, and I first of all noticed that my profile on chrome was completely signed out. I was able to sign back in, however my chrome background picture had disappeared. There was nothing on the home menu apart from my bookmarks and favourites. I checked on the...
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    Question Everything BUT browsers works fine on fresh install

    ASRock B365m Pro4 i7 9700f GIGABYTE RTX 3070 32 GB DDR4 RAM 980 Samsung NVME 1TB So I recently had some hardware issues, my PSU fried itself, took the motherboard with it. Got it repaired, all good to go. Games work perfectly fine, audio is okay, etc. HOWEVER, on my current not-fresh install...
  4. M

    Question Pink flickering screen wtih laptop mostly with browser too

    So this is happening yesterday and its going on now, But my laptop has been facing a problem recently and the problem is that the screen has been flickering pink, I don't know how this happened but the way that it started was I was browsing around firefox, Till I found out that one of the...
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    Question Particular site blocked only by Chrome

    Greetings Recently chrome has been updated and after the update a particular site when opened in chrome shows that web page is blocked. Initially I thought it was an issue with my pc so I tried on another pc but same. Then I tried to open the same site on other web browsers, Edge, Opera and...
  6. Endre

    Question Vivaldi Browser is running slow

    Hello! I'm on Windows 11 v21H2. I've switched from Google Chrome to Vivaldi Browser. I love the way I can organize this browser. However, it starts very slowly (4~6 seconds loading time). Chrome was visibly faster! Question: Is there a way to speed up Vivaldi?

    Question Graphics Glitches In All Web Browsers

    Graphics Glitches In All Web Browsers So I've had this major issues in Web browsers, On normal youtube videos I have graphics glitches, On Twitch or other live streaming sites I get weird beeping sounds as seen in the video. As well as this any browser other than the brave browser crashes...
  8. TheFlash1300

    Discussion How long is Chrome history saved for?

    Hello. Can someone tell me for how long does Google Chrome keeps your history? Is the history kept forever, meaning you can have access to your past browser history at any time, or does old history get erased after X time? Is there a way to make Chrome keep my browsing history for as long as i...
  9. JennyMil

    Question Some websites are not loading correctly on almost all browsers ?

    Hello, Not sure if this is the place to go for this kind of help or not. I am working on a project but the website is not loading fully on any of my browsers, but it loads perfectly on my mobile phone. I've been having this problem with all of my browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) not...
  10. D

    [SOLVED] Identifying a malicious Chrome extension

    I use several browser extensions on Chrome and recently realized that one of them is responsible for installing a malicious search engine called "SearchNet". For obvious reasons I want to get rid of the extension, but removing them one by one while reseting all my browser preferences is not a...
  11. M

    Question What is the browser that does not have any caching?

    So-called privacy browsers are not enough. They still keep my browsing info and search strings I typed on my personal computer. You might say "Just use Chrome and, to turn off browsing history, change settings as in" But that's...
  12. D

    [SOLVED] how to stop microsoft edge from auto starting at bootup

    this just started. i am guessing with one of windows 10 updates. my version is 21H1 (build 19043, 1466) when i boot up my laptop.. microsoft edge starts up automatically and the browser opens. up. it is not listed in startup programs. in settings under accounts.. and sign in options.. i have...
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    Question Slow browser download speed only on windows.

    Hello, I have a problem with slow browser download speed. I tried to change browsers, but the speeds were the same, so i switched to linux on virtualbox and download speed went from 1 mb/s on windows to 5 mb/s on linux. Anyone know what can cause a problem on windows and how to fix that?
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    [SOLVED] Does accumulated browser history/cache actually slow down a browser at all?

    I'm on Microsoft edge. I know clearing history can help protect your information and refresh some pages that are having issues loading, but other than that do you really ever need to clear browser cache/history? Does browser history itself take up space/resources somehow? Say for example over...
  15. L

    [SOLVED] Download failed - network error

    Hi everyone, since I installed Windows 11 I seem to have an issue with downloading anything over browsers. Every download gets stopped, and I get message "Download failed - network error" so I have to resume it 5/10/50/10000 times (depending on the file size) until it's finally downloaded. I...
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    [SOLVED] Anyone know how to import preferences into Firefox on multiple computers ?

    I am upgrading our PCs from 78esr to 91esr. I have a set of about 70 preferences I need to import I don't want to visit 250 PCs one at a time and make the changes one at a time via about:config I can't just use a single default prefs.js because any or all of the PCs can have preferences specific...
  17. TomOfTomsHardware

    Question Google Chrome Going Crazy?!

    Hi all, A single instance, with a single tab open, on the Chrome homepage, is showing as 20+ incidences of chrome simultaneously in task manager. I thought it was malware, but have reinstalled with no luck. Thanks for the help/ideas! Tom
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    [SOLVED] Windows soft locking randomly

    Sometimes when using my computer, especially when I'm just watching videos in a browser or just browsing in general, my computer will soft lock. I'm not able to close the browser, open any other programs, use the start menu or the taskbar. Attempting to shut off the computer through software...
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    [SOLVED] Browser Memory Leak?

    Recently I've switched back to using automatic page filing on my 1TB HDD with 8GB of RAM. I didn't want to worry about setting the right page file. However, I've noticed in task manager that my browser is all over the place rather than being compiled in one list (the 15 one) Is this normal or...
  20. C

    [SOLVED] Someone else experiences lag on browsers RTX 3070 lastest drivers

    I have a RTX 3070 for almost 3 months and since the first day i notice lag on all browsers i try (Edge, opera GX, mozilla, chrome) when scrolling down on videos, pages etc... Disabling HW Acceleration helps but not fix the issue, also changing the Angle Graphics Backend to OpenGL or D3D9 or...
  21. R

    [SOLVED] PC slow perfomance, especially remarkable in web browser

    I got a PC a few months ago, at first everything was fine but about two weeks ago i started noticing that the perfomance of several browsers is slow, in the sense that when i scroll i noticed some kind of lag, like im scrolling down and the scroll stops for a second before continuning, o when i...
  22. WheezyWhiskey

    Question Tinnitus-like ringing from headset when there's audio on any webpages ?

    If I watch any video from any platforms (youtube, twitch, heck even here on tomshardware when the video playback isnt muted (if theres a video)) whatever the browser is (tried on chrome and firefox), theres a tinnitus-like really high pitch ringing from the headset. Its loudness is consistent...
  23. armenaman

    [SOLVED] Preformance issues in browsers

    Hello, i am currently experiencing an issue with all my browsers, this includes edge, firefox, and chrome. the Performance is ok, but when i try to move my tabs around, they stutter and lag the application, everything else works fine however. Specs are: Fx 8320 8 core gigabyte single fan gtx...
  24. D

    [SOLVED] Google Chrome will not open

    Im working on someones pc and Ive got an issue that's stumping me. Google chrome will not open at all. When google chrome is clicked the circle on the cursor spins then nothing happens. Ive checked task manager chrome opens then closes instantly. Ive re-named the user data folder in chrome to...
  25. Uncle Pey'j

    [SOLVED] Which windows Service task (in msconfig) is resposible for web certificates? (Getting NET::ERR_CERT_INVALID)

    Hi, im trying to troubleshoot which services i can disable to tweak my system a bit. I cant tell for sure if it is 100% related to the services, but i dont get this issue on a testing installation which i just installed. Basically some websites give the NET::ERR_CERT_INVALID response on my opera.
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    [SOLVED] Browser download speed very low as compared to internet download speed

    So I have 100mbps wifi internet connection which means I should get around 10-12 mb/s which is true as every speedtest showed the same results .While this is true for most of my platforms,I get a download speed of arounnd 0.2 - 0.4 mb/s which is very less comapred to what should I get.I checked...
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    Question Why most browser games lag??

    Most of the games on browser which I want to play for childhood feels lag on my computer. Components: GPU: 1070 dual CPU: i5 7500 16gb ram 2tb hd and 300ssd i think
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    [SOLVED] How can i change my browser's proxy through my paid vpn?

    Hello, I am from australia and i just got vpn to access american netflix. i am using vpn but is there any way to integrate my vpn's proxy onto my browser? i don't want vpn to take all over on my pc.
  29. misfit_brit_

    [SOLVED] Javascript doesn't work in any browser

    I've had this issue ever since I first got this PC, so I figured it's about time I try get it fixed. In every single browser I've ever used, I have found that certain scripting functions just blatantly will not work. I'm not technically knowledgeable enough to know which functions, I just know...
  30. AndreiHuharimo

    [SOLVED] Online games won't connect to the internet but i can browse the web normally.

    I don't understand why but all of my games, online games won't work. From LoL to PUBG or CS"go on steam, the steam, Riot games launcher or any game launcher won't connect to the internet. I tried to turn off the windows firewall and it's still not working. Now I'm stuck with a pc that can only...

    [SOLVED] Windows 10: Browser Not Downloading At Full Speed

    I've been having this issue for a long time now which comes like this, whenever i try to download something lets take MySQL server the Workbench as example from the official website, the max download rate im getting was 750kB/s while my download speed is 20Mbps(Speedtest). I've tried on Chrome...
  32. Nerdy Nerd

    Question Guce Advertising

    [Moderator edit to break up "wall of text".] I am trying to help an elderly couple out and they're using the old aol email. Anyways, when I try to sign them in with their username and password, the url address keeps getting redirected to Guce advertising site. I have tried a lot of things...
  33. T

    [SOLVED] browser videos stutter and lag

    Hey there . I'm not sure it is the right place to post this thread, so please move it to the correct thread if I've a mistake. So the problem is pretty simple, videos on any browser stutter and lag for a few milliseconds , and it is noticeable - especially on YouTube. I've tried many things -...
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    Question 128gb SSD for Windows 10 OS and programs

    I would like to know if 128gb SSD is large enough to run windows 10 and other progras like virtual machine, browsers, skype etc
  35. M

    Question Need recommendations on adblockers and alternative browsers

    I am looking at ditching Google Chrome due to my issues that Google is likely going to prevent the use of adblocking software on their browser. Like many web users, I am really annoyed with ads popping up on various video streams (especially YouTube) and when I am trying to read online news...