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Launching YouTube Causes Massive CPU Overload

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German_EE:
Google and/or Youtube appear to have changed something in the last couple of days. Just opening a Youtube page (without playing a video) causes one CPU to hit 100% and stay there, turning the PC into a room heater.

Any idea what is causing this and how I can fix it? Both affected systems are running Ubuntu Linux and the latest version of Palemoon. I tried disabling hardware acceleration in Palemoon but it didn't make a difference.

andersm:
I have not seen anything like that. Try opening the web developer tool, and record a performance trace. You may have gotten some cryptocurrency mining Javascript from somewhere (malicious advert, malware etc.)

TheAmmoniacal:
Computer specifications? You could firefox or Chrome to see if Palemoon is at fault.

sleemanj:
Try in an incognito tab.

rdl:
I use Pale Moon and haven't seen anything unusual. Try installing NoScript and have it block everything on their site except youtube.com and googlevideo.com

Install also, uBlock Origin if you don't already have it or similar.

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