Do you have the stupid Google Web Accelerator? If so, then
dump it...burn it...trash it...disable it...get rid of it...uninstall it --
do everything you can to get as far away from it as possible.
Clicking on "Don't Accelerate this Website" to try and bypass
GWA will not help you whatsoever.
That being said, my advice below may sound contradictory
to what I have just written above, but please follow it anyway.
(Just pretend it's 2007, and you had never installed GWA.)
If YouTube is slow or stuck -- or if you get strange messages
on your screen that don't make sense -- or if people tell you
to change, install or update stuff:....DON'T TOUCH A THING.
You should never mess with things like java scripts, firewall
settings, flash players, anti-virus programs, activeX controls,
pop-up blockers, browsers or registries. And stay away from
stupid add-ons, downloaders or utilities (like GWA).
Absolutely none of those things will help you, because your
computer/YouTube was working perfectly fine before, right?
The first rule of thumb and best option should ALWAYS be:
don't disable, erase, uninstall, separate, switch, download,
alter, install or change anything. Doing those will only make
matters worse for you. (GWA is a good example; you never
should have installed it.)
If your YouTube is always stuck or displays strange things,
empty your "cache" of its temporary internet files, cookies
and history. Things will probably be okay afterwards.
If you're not sure how to do this, or if you want extra tips on
how to make YouTube run even faster (all without having to
install, buy or change anything), then click on my avatar and
email me. I will guide you through "cache" clearing plus my
other tips in easy English with full explanations.
Note: longer videos sometimes only play when both "flash"
and "shockwave" are installed. Other than that, STAY AWAY
FROM THE BETA VERSION OF YOUTUBE, plus whatever
stupid utilities and downloads other people may be shilling,
because those things are totally unrelated to your problem.
(How can you "download" a video you can't even access or
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For your reference, this is direct from Google's own website.
I have included the full URL web address, plus its direct link:
QUESTION 4 -- Does Google Web Accelerator speed up all
ANSWER -- No, it doesn't....Google Web Accelerator won't
speed up pages encrypted with the HTTPS protocol. Also,
GWA only speeds up web pages, not data downloads such
as MP3 and streaming video files.
web accelerator . google . com / support . html # basics 4