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Javascript hangs browser?

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When I access certain websites from work, such as crowdrise.com or cdn.gigya.com, my browser hangs, be it Firefox, Mozilla or Chrome.  I ran a trace and found that it's because of javascript.  When I turn it off in Firefox, the sites come in OK.

Many other people have the same issue.  I don't have this problem from home, which means it must be something company-wide at work.  This makes me suspect either my firewall or my AV program, since everyone shares that at work.

As you can see in the attached image, I get a 30 second time out.

Any ideas?
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Question by:Stephan Gross
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Ahmed Hussein earned 500 total points
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It might be your Firewall or your DNS server, try changing the DNS to 8.8.8.8 primary server and 8.8.4.4 secondary server. and refresh the page and run a trace. and tell me if it works.

~AG
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Why are you going thru 'cision.com'?
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by:jcimarron
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stephang18--
This is what hoverintent.js/ means
http://cherne.net/brian/resources/jquery.hoverIntent.html
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by:Stephan Gross
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I think this improved the situation but unfortunately did not solve it.  Thanks.
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by:Stephan Gross
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Finally got it.  My Sophos (formerly Astaro) firewall was blocking some javascript items as part of its Intrusion Prevention System.  I disabled the specific rules and there is great improvement.
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