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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:43 am 
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Was viewing BBC News when Mac came to a crawl, Activity Monitor showed "Safari Networking" chewing up RAM like mad, not only with no end in site, but accelerating it's GB RAM/VM usage, forced quit it in AM, nothing changed page wise that I could tell & RAM usage fell to the green again.

10.12.6, any body ever seen this?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:43 am 
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Hmmm, after Force Quit it & it started grabbing RAM vociferously about 5 - 10 minutes later, Force Quit again & closed all BBC News tabs... hasn't reared it's head again in about 40-50 minutes.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:53 pm 
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Bad ads mining cryptocurrency?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:18 pm 
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Adblock plus is available for Safari although it weirdly downloads the ads even if they're blocked, which isn't the case on Firefox or Chrome.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:23 pm 
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Ads can do that??? I was wondering about crypt mining, but didn't find anything locally.

Running an ad blocker, which doesn't block... LOL.

No more re-occurance since getting off BBC News.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:43 pm 
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On Safari Adblock Plus will download the ad but won't allow it to run due to something intrinsic to Safari that requires ads to be downloaded. You're saved from the ad and its annoyances but it still chews up bandwidth.

Ads can do damn near anything especially if they're configured to exploit vulnerabilities in your browser. That's why I tend to go a little overboard on my uBlock Origin filter lists.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:21 pm 
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Thanks MB.


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