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CPU usage 100% whilst on this forum ?
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Noticed just recently that when on this forum my computer fans spin up, so I checked the CPU usage via task manager and found it runs at a constant 100% whilst on the forum. (Sitting on the home page)

Have checked the CPU usage on different sites and none of them come close to 100%, you may get the odd spike whilst the page is loading but that's it.

So for some reason this forum has suddenly became CPU hungry . . . is something wrong with the advertising on this site that is causing CPU usage?


Anyone else noticed this or care to comment?


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#2
Good spot, I can't see any reason for it but it's interesting to know. I'll start looking at different sites now but the ones I have looked at are only round the 3% mark.
So where does this bit go then ?
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(03-10-2017, 08:22 AM)jj9 Wrote:  Noticed just recently that when on this forum my computer fans spin up, so I checked the CPU usage via task manager and found it runs at a constant 100% whilst on the forum. (Sitting on the home page)

Have checked the CPU usage on different sites and none of them come close to 100%, you may get the odd spike whilst the page is loading but that's it.

So for some reason this forum has suddenly became CPU hungry . . . is something wrong with the advertising on this site that is causing CPU usage?


Anyone else noticed this or care to comment?


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Hi jj9.  I also noticed a recent change whilst using this forum.  I have Malwarebytes security software installed on my PC and it reports (and blocks) attempts to connect to a webisite called coinhive.com.  If you have a look at their website it explains how it utilises user's PC power for moneytary gain.  Whether this is a deliberate stance taken by berlingoforum.com or something more malicious, I don't know.  I've pm'd Andre about it but haven't had a reply yet.
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(03-10-2017, 09:02 AM)ffrenchie Wrote:  Good spot, I can't see any reason for it but it's interesting to know. I'll start looking at different sites now but the ones I have looked at are only round the 3% mark.

I closed all other programs and web pages and only had this forum open then checked the CPU usage with task manager and it was 100%, that's not right and shouldn't happen, there's something up. 



(03-10-2017, 09:25 AM)MarkT Wrote:  Hi jj9.  I also noticed a recent change whilst using this forum.  I have Malwarebytes security software installed on my PC and it reports (and blocks) attempts to connect to a webisite called coinhive.com.  If you have a look at their website it explains how it utilises user's PC power for moneytary gain.  Whether this is a deliberate stance taken by berlingoforum.com or something more malicious, I don't know.  I've pm'd Andre about it but haven't had a reply yet.

Thanks for that info, very interesting.

The forum needs to stop this feature however it got there   Dodgy

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#5
Looks like it's for Bitcoin mining or some other crypto currency. Try disabling Javascript. That may kill the CPU useage.
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(03-10-2017, 10:31 AM)3rensho Wrote:  Looks like it's for Bitcoin mining or some other crypto currency.  Try disabling Javascript.  That may kill the CPU useage.

Depending on peoples teccy ability, if you're running a Windows PC, you can edit the Hosts file to permanently disable access to coinhive.com.

Edit C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts as Administrator and add the lines

127.0.0.1  coinhive.com
127.0.0.1  coin-hive.com
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#7
It would be nice to know if the forum admin are aware of this or has the forum been hacked with this software?

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No sign of anything strange from here, but I don't get the adverts and java is disabled on this PC
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(03-10-2017, 10:31 AM)3rensho Wrote:  Looks like it's for Bitcoin mining or some other crypto currency. Try disabling Javascript. That may kill the CPU useage.

I disabled javascript in the google chrome settings for this site only as other sites like ebay need it on, worked a treat and CPU usage is down to 7% now.

For anyone who needs instructions,

Click on Google Chrome settings (3 bars at the top right of the page)
> Settings
> Show advanced settings
> Privacy - content settings
> Jarvascript - manage exceptions
> Put - https://www.berlingoforum.com in the Hostname patten box
> Set Behaviour to Block
> Click Finished.


Hope the site gets back to normal as you shouldn't have to alter settings to view a forum.

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#10
I get the same thing, but in a slightly different way. If I am logged in I get 100% CPU usage, fans blast full on. I am with Mac OS X, mac book pro, firefox browser, but it is the same with safari. Disabling javascript works a treat and brings the CPU usage to a normal level (Safari->Preferences->Security->untick Enable JavaScript).

Now, if I am not logged in and I use the forum as a guest, no problem at all, CPU levels stay quite normal, even with javascript enabled. Every time I want to post something or browse while logged in I need to disable javascript and then enable it again if going to other websites.

I sent an e-mail to the admin, but have not heard anything back.

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