It is the server that provides the adverts on the page that is being unresponsive and preventing the page from loading. As you're using Firefox, get the "Adblock Plus" add-on and set it to block that and similar "ad" serving addresses. You can then get rid of all of the irritating adverts on web pages and, where applicable, those dreadful "intellitxt" underlined words in some forum text.
Well, logging on to AOL was still problematic this evening (about 19:00hrs), but I got through at the sixth attempt at about 19:30. Once on-line, everything seems fine -- I can get the web sites that were timing out this morning without any trouble now.
I've been using Adblock Plus for a couple of days now, and it's certainly doing what it says on the tin :-) It even shows a little "Block" tab on any ads that do slip through (not in its database), so that I can add them to the database.
Thanks for the tip, mgmcc.
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