Lately I've had problems with all stack exchange sites (which excludes chat and a51, but not entirely). The problem is that they are so slow to load.

for example, trying to load the questions in Computer Science Educators or simply doing a review on Stack Overflow can take 78 seconds to load the page, and the review often fails:

and checking with this nice chrome extension I can see that for the Computer Science Educators questions page, this is the result:

oh boy

Which shows that the DOM is taking a long time, and that everything overall takes a long time (judging by the When column). This only happens on sites in the SE network, and only on a specific PC.
So, what can I do?

PS, I am using chrome version 61.0.3141.8 and all the things listed in this faq are enabled\unblocked\good to go. Plus, I'm using windows 10 (and latest update)

please don't hate me, if it were my way I'd use some Linux dist.

teststackoverflow shows this: enter image description here

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    please provide more details on that problem PC: see Which browsers are officially supported, and what else do I need?
    – gnat
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 6:12
  • @gnat is what I added enough?
    – ItamarG3
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 7:27
  • per my reading of the FAQ it looks enough, although myself I typically also add my OS over that, in order to make sure that Stack Exchange developers can try to reproduce the issue in an environment as close to mine as possible
    – gnat
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 7:30
  • @gnat good point. Thanks!
    – ItamarG3
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 7:31
  • I am using chrome version 61.0.3141.8 Latest Chrome official build is 59.x. 61 is Chrome canary which is nightly build and not officially supported by SE Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 7:48
  • @SagarV except for the fact that I don't use Canary...
    – ItamarG3
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 7:53
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    I am on the latest version and mine is 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit) Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 7:57
  • Can you hit teststackoverflow.com and include the result?
    – rene
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 10:07
  • @rene I'll post it the next time it happens. It's not a constant issue, but it sure does reproduce every so often (at least 10+ times a day)
    – ItamarG3
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 13:18
  • @rene how should I include the results?
    – ItamarG3
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 14:32
  • As a screenshot maybe?
    – rene
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 14:33
  • @rene I have no idea what to make of the information. (So this is an opportunity to learn this thing :D)
    – ItamarG3
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 14:37
  • Something on your side slows things down. First suspect is some security software messing with the browsers (e.g. it might inspect each request, scan it for viruses). Disable any anti virus or fancy security software you have and try. I'm pretty sure you'll have the pages load super fast as they do for all other people around the world. Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 14:42
  • @ShadowWizard thanks. I have the windows defender but but I'll search for other suspects as well. Thanks again.
    – ItamarG3
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 14:44
  • Nah, everyone got this, don't you have something else? Not only anti virus, maybe part of firewall software, or even network wide security system. Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 14:45


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