Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 11:36 AM (in response to keith181)
I am still having the problem.
The only way I can unfreeze my iMac computer is to push the button in the back and hold it down until my computer shuts down, and then I push the button again to re-boot.
When I open up Safari it will take me back to where I left off which is YouTube, but I quickly hit another link to get out of YouTube before it freezes again. This works so far, but does not solve my problem.
I wanted to try something else, so I open up Firefox instead of Safari and go to YouTube to see what happens. Well guess what? The exact same thing happens again, my entire computer freezes and I can't do a **** thing. The Mouse cursor will move around but freezes once in a while, but I can't click on anything. There is a screen blink or burp every minute or so.
I am started to feel that it is the Samsung Galaxy advertisement that fails to fully load and that it might be some kind of virus.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 11:47 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Thanks for responding Linc Davis, I did what you said, I turned of Extensions and went to YouTube and my computer froze again.
After re-booting my computer I turned Extention back on but did not return to YouTube again. So, that is why I am able to respond with this messge.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to keith181)
Keith, your mac is fine. i had this same problem this morning and after some research i found that tons of people are having the same exact problem you are when trying to open the youtube home page. myself included. i agree that it has something to do with the odd advertisment on the top and hopefully google will fix it soon. in the mean time i sugest we all just wait it out... also if it helps any, i uninstalled flash player on my mac and now im able to browes youtube just fine. wating a video is a different story though.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 12:17 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Linc David thanks again for helping out, but I just got a response from The FreakNRican who says he is having the same problem with so many other people.
So I am going to wait it out until tomorrow to see if the problem is solved by then.
I really feel it has something to do with that Advertisement for whatever reason it could be.
If it is not fixed by then I will take up your suggestion then.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 12:28 PM (in response to keith181)
well i did use the feedback feature on youtube to let them know about the problem but who knows how often they actually look at that. also being a sunday doesnt help. the adds on the top of the page usally dont stay the same for too long and im sure someone will notice how little traffic there is going to the page.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2013 1:51 PM (in response to keith181)
No website should be able to freeze your computer. I just tried youtube.com with ad blocking disabled, and although I saw a large animated banner at the top of the home page, it caused no problem.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2013 8:46 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Update - I am still having the same problem again today and I just found out that it is coming from YouTube's home page but not the rest of YouTube web site. I am able to view videos with ease as long as I stay away from YouTube's home page. Appearently they are using the exact same advertisement from yesterday, so while that advertisement is in the beginning stages of uploaded itself that is when my computer locks up.
I am going to wait another day and see what happens.
How do I get ad blocking diisabled?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to keith181)
There are now several other reports of this issue. It seems to be caused either by a bug in OS X or by a subtle hardware fault affecting some models. One way to block ads is to install a third-party application called "GlimmerBlocker." It's very effective.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2013 6:03 PM (in response to keith181)
I am having this very same problem too. I have to reboot everytime I go to youtube.com. I am using FireFox and getting the very same issue you folks describe happening with Safari. So, it is not the web browser but something to do with youtube.com or OS X.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to keith181)
Another MBP (Mid 2009) OS X 10.8.3 having same issue. I cannot image what this add must be doing to completley incapacitate so many systems. Buy Samsung Galaxy 4 if you ever want to use your pretty computer again bwah, ha, ha...