I'm working on an older laptop with Windows 7. It does not render any latex equations on websites like Math Stack Exchange. I opened the source for a page in it.

It shows the following errors: enter image description here

In Sources, I realized that it uses cdn.mathjax.org as shown, instead of cdnjs.cloudflare.com: enter image description here

It also does not open script for Mathjax.js (https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/mathjax/2.7.5/MathJax.js?config=TeX-AMS_HTML-full), saying 'This site can't be reached'.

I assume this is the reason why the latex cannot be rendered in it. How do I correct this issue? I haven't really worked with scripts, so if there are any additions or subtractions to be done, do let me know how to or refer me to a page which explains it. Thank you!

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    $\begingroup$ Are you using any adblockers or blocking 3rd party javascripts? $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Dec 6, 2020 at 20:15
  • $\begingroup$ When I click on the link you posted, I see the text of the Javascript: if(document.getElementById... I'm using Chromium Version 87.0.4280.66 on Fedora 32. $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 0:08
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila I'm not using any adblockers or blocking 3rd party javascripts, as far as I understand. Is there a way to test it for sure? $\endgroup$
    – Tejas
    Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 2:47
  • $\begingroup$ @hardmath Yes, I believe that is the javascript that needs to be accessible. I can open it too on a newer laptop, but the laptop I mentioned cannot reach that site. The Chrome version is 87.0.4280.88 on both the laptops. $\endgroup$
    – Tejas
    Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 2:49
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    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila I found that an antivirus was blocking some adware. Disabling it has enabled rendering of the Latex again! Thank you! $\endgroup$
    – Tejas
    Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 2:59


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