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Posted July 27, 2012 - 02:42 PM

My Firefox browser keeps locking up. I've ran virus/malware stuff, but Firefox locks up every time. I've ran the 14.0 Firefox update, but no help. Google Chrome is working fine, so I imported my Firefox book marks and will use Chrome till I get this figured out. It has done this before, but usually unlocked by itself. Since lightning ran in last night, Firefox is not use-able. I can't see how that could be the problem being Chrome works fine.
Any ideas from you computer guru's?

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 03:51 PM

Which computer are you using? Also what OS? There are a couple of thing that come to mind right off the bat. First thing is disable all your extensions and see what happens. If this fixes the problem enable them one at a time. Second when you updated Firefox die you install it over the existing version? If so make a copy of your bookmarks and then completely uninstall it making sure there are not rements on the HD.

There was also a malware awhile back that would do this. Make sure your Malware software is up to-date and don't depend on you security software us an app that is designed to find malware. Let us know if this help.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 06:03 PM

What Malware program do you recommend?

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 06:30 PM

My favorite is SpyBot it has worked better for me then anything else. There are others out there that are as good but this is the one I have used and it hasn't let me down.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 06:33 PM

Have you tried starting FireFox in Safe Mode? FF has malware built in after 3.0, but it could be something hanging you up.

Top left, click on the Firefox tab, click Help, choose ReStart with add-ons disabled.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 06:43 PM

Have you tried starting FireFox in Safe Mode? FF has malware built in after 3.0, but it could be something hanging you up.

Top left, click on the Firefox tab, click Help, choose ReStart with add-ons disabled.


Just tried with all add-ons disabled in safe mode. GTT did fine, but ebay locked it up right away. Ebay seems to make it lock FAST!

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 11:23 PM

Daniel, I've had this happen also. If I ctrl alt del & kill MSE, it starts working again. worst offender for me is firefox PDF viewer and firefox at the same time

Are you running MSE also?

I've run a bunch of anti malware on it, still hangs but intermittently. not every visit to anywhere, but it could be anytime.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 08:44 AM

MSE? Forgive my ignorance of abbreviations.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 08:49 AM

MSE? Forgive my ignorance of abbreviations.


Microsoft Security Essentials
http://windows.micro...rity-essentials
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Posted July 28, 2012 - 08:50 AM

I was thinking that's what it stood for, and yes, I am running it. Good to know, but for now I'm using Google Chrome & smooth as silk.

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 09:02 AM

i use opera for forums and chromium which is like chrome for everything else




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