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    "Webpage using significant energy"
    I got this warning pop up that the webpage Im reading is using too much energy and directs me to close by "clicking on the X" ?.... I did not click on that X as it might be another ploy to agree to what this malware?command is wanting me to do... my MBP has been held and locked by somebody from India in the past using a look alike Apple Customer Support...I just had the present of mind to call our local Apple Customer Support which is a different 800 number from the Indian Apple Customer support who helped me got out of that ransomeware from India..
    I need help on knowing if this pop up warning is legitimate and if not how do I get rid of this...I have Onyx, Malwarebytes, Ghostery and Adblock in my MBP..
    thanks for your help.
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    "Webpage using significant energy"
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    Never heard of that warning before. Since you mentioned possible "ransomeware"...that would be my guess too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Never heard of that warning before. Since you mentioned possible "ransomeware"...that would be my guess too.

    - Nick

    Ditto!!

    That would sure be some sneaky method to evoke when someone's browsing a competitor's site for a similar competing product!!!



    EDIT:
    It seems it's not new for some users and also may depend on what Mac or iDevice is being used at some sites according to these hits:
    https://www.google.ca/search?client=...O83T8AeEiaKQDg

    https://forums.imore.com/site-feedba...nt-memory.html
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8353302






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    What browser are you seeing this message in? A message regarding energy usage is definitely available on the battery indicator.
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    "Webpage using significant energy"
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    Also, look at the settings for AdBlock Plus and Ghostery. What are you blocking? I block everything on both apps. Also, what site is using this much energy?
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    Thanks for all your replies...I've perused all the the suggestions from Google and other discussions of the issue and many are beyond my digital literacy... my MBP works for now so I will see how far until all energy will be lost or consumed.....

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    "Webpage using significant energy"
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    I get a similar message but the warning is about memory use, not energy. I see it when streaming MLBtv in full screen. I have dual monitors, and Activity Monitor doesn't show memory pressure as high, so I ignore it. I have Ghostery and Adblock, plus Malwarebytes, and there is nothing suspicious on my system, according to them.
    Jake

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    "Webpage using significant energy"
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    Quote Originally Posted by greyzland View Post
    Thanks for all your replies...I've perused all the the suggestions from Google and other discussions of the issue and many are beyond my digital literacy... my MBP works for now so I will see how far until all energy will be lost or consumed.....

    If there are still some signs of the "warning", try shutting down, wait 40 seconds then boot up again.

    Doing so should purge some surplus unneeded files etc.

    Don't just restart, it doesn't do the same cleansing.




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    "Webpage using significant energy"
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    It's a message from Safari. I got the warning about too much memory, switched to Opera and watched the same stream, no message. Nothing nefarious, just a warning from Safari that the website is beyond some threshold of power/memory/whatever.
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    It's a message from Safari. I got the warning about too much memory, switched to Opera and watched the same stream, no message. Nothing nefarious, just a warning from Safari that the website is beyond some threshold of power/memory/whatever. Just started for me, but I see posts back to 2017 at Apple.com.

    UPDATE: Not sure why it repeated this post in two versions. Oh, well.
    Jake

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    UPDATE: Not sure why it repeated this post in two versions. Oh, well.

    Maybe to help save memory usage by distributing the post to separate areas???


    PS: What OS or Safari version were you using when you got the memory usage message.

    PPS: There seem to be a few p'd off users concerning the Safari memory usage message with just a quick web search, ie:
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8111881





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    @Patrick, let me describe my system here. I have a mid-2015 MBPr with 16 GB of memory, and a 960GB SSD. I am on macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 and Safari 11.1. All my software is up to date with whatever updates Apple offers. I have internet speed of about 250mbps and use a wired Ethernet for connection to a Netgear Orbi mesh router. I use a second monitor, an Apple Thunderbolt display and an Apple 4G TV to feed my television. So, what I do is get the stream started, put it up as full screen on the TB monitor, then use AirPlay to throw it to the AppleTV and then to my television. Works well with all those speedy connections.

    Where I see the message on is mlbtv.com, where I stream baseball games from out of town. I put Activity Monitor on the MBP screen and monitored the memory used in this setup. When I get the message about the page using significant memory, the Memory Pressure is green and there is zero Swap used. Memory Used does creep up to about 14GB of the 16GB, but never do I see pressure going anywhere up at all. Usually in the low green area.

    So, my theory on the message is that somehow Safari is monitoring how much memory it is using and doing the report even if the system is experiencing no impacts at all. In searching for the error, you don't find many hits, but one common one is that Safari will reload a page if it's using too much memory. I don't see reloading, just the warning about using significant memory.

    BTW, my setup does drive the GPU pretty hard, and the fans start to move up in speed, but again, no warning messages on that and no graphics glitches. Just the warning message across the top of the screen.
    Jake

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    Webpage using significant energy? I've been using computers a long time. never seen that one before.

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    Thanks for the explanation MacInwin...

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    @Jake
    So, my theory on the message is that somehow Safari is monitoring how much memory it is using and doing the report even if the system is experiencing no impacts at all.

    Thanks for all the info and it would be sorta nice for the users if Apple could at least let some them know WTH they are actually doing or displaying, or whatever.

    Maybe it another "feature" they like to add to their OS's list.




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