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Message 1307750 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 16:41:48 UTC

For at least a couple of years I've had the habit of looking at BOINCstats frequently. A few weeks ago I started seeing a display flaw which continues to this day--the graph displays show at most the top third or so of each graph, then stop filling in. While I see this consistently for more than one attempted graph display, I'll supply an example URL:

archae86 Einstein BOINCstats graphs

On my system this bad behavior is present for viewing in FireFox, is worse in Chrome (more broken image icons--fewer partial graphs), and bad but a bit different in Internet Explorer (on most graphs the missing part is filled in black rather than white).

Do BOINCstats graphs work for you? If so do you have a guess what is wrong on my side?

If not does someone have a hotline to the site owner?
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Message 1307754 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 16:51:50 UTC
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This is a screen shot of what I see, can't say I see a problem




PS Using Google Chrome
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Message 1307755 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 16:55:36 UTC - in response to Message 1307750.

I had no problems viewing the graphs - either your account or my own - using Chrome on two different machines (XP/32 and Win7/64).

Since their redesign, I have had problems viewing BOINCstats using IE8 on XP/32 - some pages seem to continually reload, using a full CPU core and locking the display tab solid. My suspicion is that it's the advertisement management script which is doing this, rather than BOINCstats itself. I've only seen partial graphs or broken image links when I've been on a poor internet connection.

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Message 1307759 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 17:07:04 UTC - in response to Message 1307755.

Likewise no problems viewing your graphs in either Firefox 16.02 or Opera 12.10 (running on Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Ubuntu 12.04 and Mac OS X 10.6.8)...

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Message 1307764 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 17:16:35 UTC - in response to Message 1307755.

Richard Haselgrove wrote:
My suspicion is that it's the advertisement management script which is doing this


Advertisement management may be a suspect for my problem also--and help explain why it is different for me than for others viewing the same link.

I notice that Firefox in the very lower left location which appears to describe the source of the current material (attempting) being accessed is showing

usweb.dotomi.com

or

choices.truste.com

or

pagead2.googlesyndication.com

while I wait.

I tried this on a second PC and got the same behavior. Just as I was planning to try it on the other three, I had the idea of pausing Kaspersky protection for a minute.

Sure enough, that made it work. So it appears that something about the current configuration of BOINCstats, the current release of Kaspersky (I am currently running Kaspersky Internet Security 12.0.0.374) or my particular configuration of Kaspersky or something else on my machines gives this effect.

Digging around the rather sparse Kaspersky configuration settings, I notice I do have some form of AdWare protection enabled (probably a default setting).

Any other Kaspersky users here care to comment? I generally pay almost no attention to it (I like that), but about once every three months get a big red warning when I click on a link to a site it does not like.

My thanks to all who have commented--making it clear the main problem was in my system somewhere.
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Message 1307779 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 17:50:04 UTC

I'm using Firefox Aurora on Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit, no problems whatsoever.

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Message 1307994 - Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 1:50:59 UTC - in response to Message 1307764.


Maybe you can create Exclusion rule for Web Anti-Virus component of KIS to allow http://boincstats.com/
http://support.kaspersky.com/8742

The example shows how to exclude folder but maybe URL will also work?

(I never used Kaspersky so have no experience with it, I use ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2.71.2 and have no problem to view boincstats.com pages/graphs in Opera 11.64/XP32)


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Message 1308012 - Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 5:13:42 UTC - in response to Message 1307994.

BilBg wrote:
Maybe you can create Exclusion rule for Web Anti-Virus component of KIS to allow http://boincstats.com/
Thanks. Kaspersky has rather a lot of places one can specify inclusions/exclusions, and other special behavior. I think I tried at least four.

One which seems to work to gate this behavior I found at:
Settings|Web anti-Virus|Settings|Trusted URLs

There may be others.
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Message 1308043 - Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 8:21:35 UTC

I've experienced similar behaviour on my old Compaq/HP 8710w laptop with Win XP. It has a Nvidia Quadro FX 3600M GPU. Some of the graphs on BOINCstats would go black randomly even while scrolling up and down my stats page with FireFox. The symptoms got worse the longer the computer and FireFox were on. Reloading the page with CTRL+F5 might sometimes help or just blacken some other graph on the page. Restarting the computer usually helped for a while but eventually the problem reappeared. Adblock Plus is in use on that machine. IE did not have the that problem and I never used Chrome.

I tried different driver versions but that did not help. I did use that GPU for crunching for a while, but the high temperature did kill the original GPU, so now it crunches only with the CPU. I am currently using the driver version 176.87, which is actually the latest from HP for that machine, but newer drivers directly from Nvidia did not cure the problem.

I just viewed my own stats with that computer using FireFox and the graphs are showing correctly. This might have been the first I've looked at them with this computer since the layout was changed at BOINCstats. The computer has been on for about a week but it hasn't been used for anything else than crunching and I could not reproduce the problem. I'll leave the FireFox on and try again later to see if the problem still persists.
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