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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby Jeff » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:13 pm

danielz wrote:I do think that this has only recently become an issue (say since December/January).....


then it can't be ad muncher since ad muncher hasn't changed since july...

filter list updates don't change how ad muncher works.
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby LisaSimpson » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:39 am

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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby Jeff » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:49 pm

LisaSimpson wrote:This has been occurring for me since well before 4.9, not since I first posted about it in June :( I only just linked it to ad muncher actually running, being in a disabled state doesn't help, and was able to post about it in June :(((((((((( It really is annoying to have to exit a program to get full speed. Again, this occurs on more machines than just this one. I've witnessed it on my father's machine who also runs far different software than I do. :((((((((((((((((


There must be a setting or application that is the same on both machines.

could be the router if they are in the same house.

I just can't say since it's impossible to duplicate.

anyway, no more work will be done on 4.x and v5.x is a complete rewrite of all the components so hopefully, if it is a bug in Ad Muncher, it won't exist in the new code.
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby Dunkelmann » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:46 am

Well after being told to go and sort it myself, I'm at a loss as to what to do.

I've had a go and the best I can come up with is the stopping of everything "likely", running without VPN, firewall and anti-virus. I've moved from OPENDNS to my ISPs DNS servers and maybe that had some effect.

What you don't seem to realise is that telling me to go find out myself is like asking a Ferrari owner to do his own diagnostics. I've no idea how your product works so how am I supposed to work out how to diagnose it? Do I do packet sniffing, do I look at raw web requests, do I look at firewall logs etc.?

I need some suggestions as to what to try please.
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby Jeff » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:56 am

you know your computer.

you know what you've installed and what you've changed.

Ad Muncher works on a fresh install of Windows.

if it doesn't work then it's due to a change you've made.

trial and error is the only way to find the culprit.

I wish I had more to give you but I don't.

only a handful of people are having any problems and the v4.x branch is being replaced by 5.x so it won't ever be fixed in 4.x and that's if it's even a bug in Ad Muncher at all.
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby Dunkelmann » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:15 pm

I think that AdMuncher is doing some kind of interception. That has some bearing on what to look for. I could see from the Network Activity of my firewall what ports Admuncher uses. But how does all this hang together?

For example - could it be related to my DNS server? Does AdMuncher do a DNS request? What does AdMuncher do when the this times out?

What about the browser - how does AdMuncher interject itself or front-end browser requests? Could it be the version of Firefox/IE I use?

What about the anti-virus program? How does AdMuncher work with it?

What else could be involved here? By pinning down the categories of program and by giving me an insight as to what technologies are involved will help me greatly.
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby Jeff » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:59 pm

the browser you use is irrelevant and DNS has no bearing on it.

Ad Muncher intercepts winsock calls on a system wide basis.

Anything that can interfere or prevent Ad Muncher from setting the needed API hooks could cause issues.

any network filtering application or extension could cause issues.
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby MrKenny » Wed May 15, 2013 10:51 am

Same situation. Windows 7 64-bit, all browsers. Pages load slowly and loading does not complete. It works normal in safe mode (without Ad Muncher) or after Ad Muncher service stoped. Typical site example: http://forums.overclockers.ru/index.php Load may be 30% only.

P.S. First few days after reinstall Windows AM worked good even with ESET NOD and OutPost Firewall. I tryed to to turn off them now but did not help also.
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby Jeff » Wed May 15, 2013 12:13 pm

It works in safe mode with just Ad Muncher running?
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby MrKenny » Wed May 15, 2013 12:41 pm

Jeff wrote:It works in safe mode with just Ad Muncher running?


No
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby Jeff » Wed May 15, 2013 1:47 pm

I don't know what to tell you.

This is not normal behavior.

Anyway, any further work on this will have to wait until 5.x
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby MrKenny » Wed May 15, 2013 4:54 pm

How long from now 5.xxx?
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby Jeff » Wed May 15, 2013 7:50 pm

There is no ETA.
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby chrisf8657 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:54 am

I should mention I have the same issue with page stalls.
No other filtering software. Clean install of Windows - happens on other machine too.
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Re: ad muncher causing page stalls during load

Postby LisaSimpson » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:18 am

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