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  • In the last month I’ve been getting a message saying “A script is running. If you don’t stop it it will disable your computer. Do you want to stop it?” I don’t know where it came from and I don’t know how to get rid of it. How do I get rid of it and keep it from popping up again?? Also, items that are posted via a menu have been disappearing and I have to re-post them. Does that have to do with the script, or is it a different issue? Need help! Thanks!

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  • A script is running. If you don’t stop it it will disable your computer.

    Sorry but what does that have to do with WordPress?

    Your site tests fine, and with sucuri. Brought up no scripts message in IE or FF. This is probably coming from some setting in the browser.

    The only time it pops up is when I am working in Admin on my WordPress website. Not with any other program. That makes me think there is something going on with WordPress.

    What happens if you disable JavaScript in your browser?

    This is the first time its been mentioned to me, but I can give it a try! Any idea if that would be affecting the menu items that have been disappearing? (I’m pretty good with certain computer issues, but the “guts” of WordPress, I’m not that familiar with!) Seems I add something to the menu and 10 other things on the list disappear. Going to see what happens with JavaScript…..

    Any idea if that would be affecting the menu items that have been disappearing?

    It might affect your browser’s display of the menu, yes. It’s a pure guess but I’d be looking out for some runaway javascript if I was you. Could be from your theme or a plugin.

    I just turned off JavaScript on my laptop and went into Admin on the website for a minute or so. The warning didn’t pop up, so I;m hoping that was the solution! I’m going to make that change on my PC and shee what happens when I access Admin on the website from there. Fingers crossed that the script problem is gone, as well as the disappearing menu items. Going to make the change on the PC. I’ll let you know what happens. I’m just starting to breath a sigh of relief. Are you as good at finding people underwriters for their upcoming TV show…. or jobs? lol I’m working on those issues, too!

    I hope that did stop the script popup but, even if it did, it would be a good idea to try & locate (and hopefully remove) the root cause of the problem.

    I am not sure how to locate and remove the root cause of the problem. I am getting a different warning message on the PC (which I did not get onthe laptop). It says “A script in this movie is causing Adobe Flash Player to run slowly. If it continues to run…..” Thisis the first metion of Adobe Flash Player. Does that give an indication of what the problem actually is?

    Yes – it suggests that there is a Flash video or animation running on your site. Does that ring any bells for you?

    No, its all just text, and still photos of food… and one still photo of me. Any idea why the warning would pop up if there’s nothing moving on the website? Is there something else I can try? It doesn’t pop up on my laptop, and I’m accessing the same website.

    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    I’ll have to have someone help me with that. I’d be afraid of fouling something up. I haven’t been able to get much of a response from the two guys who previously worked on the website for me, which has been frustrating. I’ll have to try and get a hold of them again. I’ll let you know what happens. I do appreciate your help.

    It should all be totally reversible but it will help you to narrow the field on inquiry down a fair bit.

    This isn’t even a wordpress issue. It’s to do with your pc.

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