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Q: Firefox window doesn't open, but firefox.exe process does.

First time post.
Firefox.exe process invokes in Process Explorer, very briefly, if loaded directly from itís shortcut, and is gone, without opening a window at all. I see now that upon shutting down the Vidalia bundle (Tor/Privoxy), firefox.exe process does stay started in Process Explorer, but still no window. If instead firefox is called upon by another program, such as filehippo or avast, say, it invokes the firefox.exe process but the browser window is nowhere to be seen, as with directly invokeing without the Vidalia bundle.
ALT-Tab doesnít show a firefox window open, and right-clicking on the process to bring that window to the front yields a greyed out option in the pop-up menu for Ďwindowí. So thereís no window. Troubleshooting on my own, Iíve now struggled by with IE, like now, and updated a bunch of programs from filehippo, including firefox itself, to version 3.0.4 build 2008102919, but still no firefox window.

Windows itself has updated this morning. My fellow user, a housemate, has not any such problem with firefox when we switch users. His works fine.
Thereís a bunch of crud in my hijack log, and Iíll post that below.
I ran ccleaner this morning and cleaned my registry up, it needed it, but no solvie.
I did a full avast scan including archives, and found no viruses.
Iím running now with msconfig altered to bare startup stuff, to eliminate potential conflicts there.
What could be the trouble
I am standing by, scratching my head, waiting to pull my last hair out.

Hereís the skinny:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:01:30 PM, on 11/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP Web Jetadmin\hpwebjetd.exe
C:\Program Files\PortReporter\portreporter.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Pwrchute\ups.exe
C:\Program Files\HP Web Jetadmin\hpwebjetd.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Vidalia\vidalia.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Privoxy\privoxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Tor\tor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 192.168.0.;<local>
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DMXLauncher] C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDLauncher] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zBrowser Launcher] C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxtray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LDM] C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Vidalia] "C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Vidalia\vidalia.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Pidgin] C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Picasa Media Detector] C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Picasa Media Detector] C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech SetPoint.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Privoxy.lnk = C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Privoxy\privoxy.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Open PDF in Word - res://C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\PdfCnv\IEShellExt.dll /100
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {B205A35E-1FC4-4CE3-818B-899DBBB3388C} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Encarta Search Bar\ENCSBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {156BF4B7-AE3A-4365-BD88-95A75AF8F09D} - http://www.hp.com/cpso-support-new/SDD/hpsddObjSigned.cab" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://www.hp.com/cpso-support-new/SDD/hpsddObjSigned.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {1F2F4C9E-6F09-47BC-970D-3C54734667FE} - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/ctrl/LSSupCtl.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {3451DEDE-631F-421C-8127-FD793AFC6CC8} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/ctrl/SymAData.cab
O16 - DPF: {44990200-3C9D-426D-81DF-AAB636FA4345} (Symantec SmartIssue) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/ctrl/tgctlsi.cab
O16 - DPF: {44990301-3C9D-426D-81DF-AAB636FA4345} (Symantec Script Runner Class) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/ctrl/tgctlsr.cab
O16 - DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} (Windows Live Safety Center Base Module) - http://scan.safety.live.com/resource/download/scanner/wlscbase5059.cab
O16 - DPF: {60EFC337-15C2-4369-B2A0-3429B071D8B8} (Hewlett-Packard Printer Diagnostics) - http://h50203.www5.hp.com/HPISWeb/Customer/cabs/HPISWebManager.CAB
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1151480403410
O16 - DPF: {94EB57FE-2720-496C-B33F-D9353C6E23F7} (F-Secure Online Scanner 2.1) - http://support.f-secure.com/ols/fscax.cab
O16 - DPF: {9522B3FB-7A2B-4646-8AF6-36E7F593073C} - http://a19.g.akamai.net/7/19/7125/4056/ftp.coupons.com/r3302/cpbrkpie.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {A796D216-2DE1-4EA8-BABB-FE6E7C959098} (HPSDDX Class) - http://www.hp.com/cpso-support-new/SDD/hpsddObjSigned.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/MsnMessengerSetupDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} (PopCapLoader Object) - http://aolsvc.aol.com/onlinegames/chuzzledeluxe/popcaploader_v7.cab
O18 - Protocol: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Ares Chatroom server (AresChatServer) - Ares Development Group - C:\Program Files\Ares\chatServer.exe
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: DSBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Desktop Manager 5.8.809.23506 (GoogleDesktopManager-092308-165331) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: HP Status - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\hpb2ksrv.exe
O23 - Service: HP Status Print - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\hpbhksrv.exe
O23 - Service: HP Web Jetadmin (HPWebJetadmin) - Apache Software Foundation - C:\Program Files\HP Web Jetadmin\hpwebjetd.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Logitech Bluetooth Service (LBTServ) - Logitech, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\Bluetooth\LBTServ.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: Port Reporter (PortReporter) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\PortReporter\portreporter.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - CACE Technologies - C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
O23 - Service: UPS - APC PowerChute plus (UPS) - American Power Conversion Corporation - C:\Program Files\Pwrchute\ups.exe

End of file - 13265 bytes

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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Hello. Ever since I downloaded Firefox 2.0, the process doesn't end after I close the browser. I end the process through the Task Manager and it just comes back. I tried going back to 1.5 and I still encountered this problem. Does anyone know a solution?

*Edit* This also happens with Opera, but not IE or K-Meleon

A:Firefox Process Doesn't End

I know that the Profile becoming locked can cause this kind of trouble in Firefox. If that is the case, the cure is to make sure all instances of Firefox in Task Manager are closed. Then delete the 'parent.lock' file in the Profiles directory. Restart Firefox. Maybe even try a whole new Profile if it's an old one.

The only other thing I've had that sometimes stops Firefox from closing properly, is when I've been looking at a site that uses a Java Applet. Sandboxie is useful for when that happens. It has an icon in the Systray that changes when Firefox is active within the Sandbox. If Firefox only appears to have closed, the Sandboxie icon would let me know that it is really still running in the background. I can then choose to close all sandboxed processes. That definitely closes Firefox.

Having said that, if you are getting the trouble in Opera too, I guess you ought to carry out all the usual scans for viruses and spyware. Also maybe some general disk maintenance. Empty out the temp files and do a defrag etc.

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Hi techguy forums!
I have several problems with my computer, which is brand new and worked for about two weeks before developing these problems:
clicking on the firefox shortcuts or executable doens't load firefox, the hourglass shows for a second and nothing happens
i am getting endless popups on internet explorer (which i have been forced to use)
I cannot access certain websites on IE, it seems to be ones related to antivirus e.g. grisoft.com which redirects to windows live search (possible a phishing version)
and finally, avg, adaware and spybot S&D refuse to update over the internet connection

below is my HijackThis Log, Hope someone can help me!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:09:03 PM, on 7/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\WI... Read more

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When I try to open Firefox, I get a message saying, Firefox is already in session, and is not responding. How do I close it, if I can't access it?

A:Firefox not responding;can't open another window

Welcome to TSF!
Open the task manager (right click on the task bar and select task manager) the under applications see if Firefox is listed. If so, select end task. If not look under processes and select firefox.exe and end process. Normally you can open another Firefox window when one is running so there may be another problem. Post back.


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Yeah, that's basically my problem. Whenever I try to open a link in a new window (right click on link), or go to File>New Window, or click the Firefox icon in my desktop or Quick Launch toolbar (when one Firefox window is already open), nothing happens.

Sometimes when I first launch Firefox, I can't see the tabs or my bookmarks toolbar, and I have to close (through task manager) and relaunch it.

Windows XP SP2.

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Whenever I click on a link that should be opened in a new page,Firefox neither opens a new page nor it does something(like openning it in a new tab).I'm using Firfox 1.0.7.Please Help me.

A:Firefox doesn't open a new page

Open external links in new windows or tabs

If another program wants to display a web page in the default browser, Firefox will reuse an existing window by default, which means that it will navigate from a page you might be reading. To stop this, Go to Tools > Options... (Edit > Preferences... under Linux and Mac OS X), select Advanced and click on Tabbed Browsing. Under "Open links from other applications in:", you can choose the alternative you prefer.

The above was found here:


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Whenever i try to open a pdf file using mozilla firefox my browser crashes and all other firefox windows closes automatically

I also use IE at times and i am having windows xp pro.

Why this is happening?

What should i do to avoid this?

any suggestion plz


A:firefox doesn't open pdf file

Hi, I found this>


Here is some help with the issue:

Though that may solve the problem, here is some info about trouble viewing Adobe files in your browser, this covers older versions of both IE and Acrobat Reader.


You may simply need a plugin or to change a setting in Firefox.

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I'm trying to use Firefox exclusively but am finding that certain web pages that use java script to open a new window in an existing window don't work (I think).

Also, one offline application that I use has a java applet which controls the searching of the help pages doesn't work with Mozilla Firefox.

Is there any download extension that I can load to rectify the problem or is it something else?

A:Firefox doesn't open certian windows

Have you downloaded and installed Java Runtime Environment?http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/windows.html#JavaThis should solve the problem.I applaud your decision to avoid IE.Regards,John

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I use www.medhelp.org and http://health.ivillage.com/messageboards for health related queries.
These websites doesn't open in most of the times. But, my friend in different location can open the websites.
I have tried with both IE and firefox.
I have tried by disabling the Norton and windows firewall.
Cookies are enable for both IE and firefox.
I am getting the following error message:
The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
The page cannot be displayed

os: xp sp2

Thank you for your time.

A:The following website doesn't open most of the times (both in IE & Firefox)?

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Hey guys and gals, fixing my little sister's laptop, and when I try to open Firefox i get the hourglass and then nothing. I used Task Manager and saw the process open and then close. Running Spybot right now and it has found Virtumonde and various other things like mywebsearch. Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:52:50 PM, on 5/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Firefox doesn't open, Virtumonde/MyWebSearch, etc

Can someone please take a look at this? I'm stuck.

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I've just done a re-install of my Windows XP Pro but when I go to click a webpage link or an icon in Rocketdock, to open as a new page, it opens in Internet Explorer when what I want is Firefox.
How do I correct this?

Also, I was having a problem in that when it did open a new page it would open it as a tab not a full new page. I then played with Control Panel/Folder Options/File Types/URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocol & URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocol With Privacy to try and alter it to Firefox but to no effect.

To compound the issue, and even though I did a restore from prior to the above changes, I now have Rocketdock icons opening in IE but also replacing the same page address and not opening individual new pages.

To clarify I want all links and icons to open in Firefox and all Rocketdock icons to open in a new Firefox page.

Any help in clearing this matter up would be appreciated.

A:Links, Rocketdock etc doesn't open with Firefox plus other woes

To make Firefox 3 your default browser for opening links, proceed as follows:

Firefox > Tools > Options > General > Advanced

Near the bottom under System Defaults you?ll see the option: ?Always check to see if Firefox is the default browser on startup?

Click on ?Check Now?

The question will appear: ?Firefox is not currently set as your default browser. Would you like to make it your default browser??

Click on ?Yes? > OK

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I have a windows XP box that my kids use, so virus and trojan infections are pretty common, and I'm usually pretty good at getting them cleaned up, however I'm stuck right now.

One day the machine was working fine, the next morning Firefox wouldn't open. When I launch it, it appears in Task Manager, but quickly the CPU usage drops to zero, and a firefox window never appears on the computer. I can kill the process from Task manager with no problem

When I try running Internet Explorer, it opens up as it should, but it shows "connecting" on the tab. It never connects, clicking on the "X" to stop it doesn't stop it from trying to connect. Clicking on the tools opens up the drop down, but everything is grayed out, so I can't check the internet options to see if the settings are good.

I have CA antivirus on the machine, but clicking on the CA tray icon doesn't open CA up. Also, I noticed that quite a few of my tray icons weren't coming up when I start the computer.

I ran rkill, and it stopped a process called cfgmrn32.exe. I've read that process is part of the CA package. After rkill ran, and refreshed explorer, all of the previously missing tray icons came back, but CA still won't run, and I still have the problems with IE, and Firefox.

I installed, and ran mbam. It also can not access the internet. My internet connection is ethernet through a linksys router. The router is working as I Have access on my other ... Read more

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Acer Aspire 5750-6636
Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
Intel Core i3-2310M (2.1GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
(Addition.txt would not attach so I pasted it at the end.)
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:07-06-2015
Ran by Owner (administrator) on OWNER-PC on 08-06-2015 11:24:36
Running from C:\Users\Owner\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Owner (Available Profiles: Owner)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX64\officeclicktorun.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\Common\HPSupportSolutionsFrameworkService.exe
(Synaptics Incorporated) C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
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A:Banners in Firefox window, unwanted programs, extra tabs opening in firefox.....

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop. Don't kill any malicious processes at your own.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Make sure that Addition.txt is checked before you press the ... Read more

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When I click on a web-link in my Thunderbird email, it will open in my current Firefox window (let's say I have Techspot on screen).
Where can I change T'bird (or Firefox) settings, so that it opens in EITHER a new Firefox session (if not open), OR in a new tab (if open).

This only started happening since FF 1.0.4

On the same note, while creating a new thread, or answering a post in 'Advanced Mode', the cursor in the message-window is extremely nervous, probably caused by the 'jumping' smilies. True or false?
This is not the case while answering posts in regular mode.

A:Thunderbird email web-links open in current Firefox window

sounds like a Java issue.

I use Mozilla 1.7.8 with the mail uninstalled and thunderbird installed seperatly. I have no problems at all.

I had the exact same issue with Mozilla a few versions back, but they fixed it.

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I've got a funny that I just can't get a handle on:
The user's PC has Firefox as default browser and Thunderbird is the default mail client. When she clicks on a 'mailto' link on a webpage, instead of Thunderbird opening a new mail window, the browser opens the google mail webpage. In IE it all works as it should. I've checked in Firefox's settings and Thunderbird is the corresponding application for mailto. I tried setting this explicitly to thunderbird.exe (using the 'browse' button) with no effect. Curious thing is that the user claims she hasn't even heard of google mail, let alone used it. I thought maybe google toolbar was hijacking the link, but it isn't even installed.
None of the other users has this problem.
All are using Firfox 3.0.7 with Windows XP SP3
Any ideas?

A:Solved: mailto link in Firefox doesn't open Thunderbird

Please try to uninstall and reintsall the mozilla filrefox.
and then try tol click on a "mailto" and even if you are getting the same issue then please let me know.

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"Firefox doesn't know how to open this address because the protocall (call to) isn't associated with any program"
Specifically when composing emails in gmail in the new compose window, Firefox (multiple tab sessions sometimes) suddenly completely crashes closing exiting all tabs but keeping one new browser window open that has a gray screen and the above error message in the middle.  I recently started using a signature which just has my name and phone number below it.  I noticed when I get to the bottom of an email toward the signature below the 3 little dots, this is when the crash tends to happen, although at other times I'm a couple lines above and it still occurs.
Could this be a javascript error maybe? 
It's starting to affect my work, because I send a lot of emails.  Any help is graciously appreciated. 

A:Gmail: "Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, the protocall (call to)..


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I am having several problems with my computer. I am using XP Pro SP 2

1) I cannot open links from the Yahoo home page when using Firefox. I have no trouble with it when using Internet Explorer.

2) I have tried manually updating my AVG anti-virus software and I get an "The Connection with Update Server has Failed" message

3) I cannot run "REGEDIT". I tried this after reading on the message board that this could be a sign of a virus or other malware.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:AVG won't update, can't open Yahoo links using Firefox, regedit doesn't work

Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it.Before saving any of your security programs, rename them first. For example, before you save Malwarebytes', rename it to something like MBblah.exe and then click on Save and save it to your desktop. Same thing after you install it. Before running it, rename the main executable file first

Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.

If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run..Another work around is by not using the mouse to install it, Just use the arrow keys, tab, and enter keys. ~ Courtesy of boopmePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that... Read more

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Had a number of abrupt computer shutdowns due to power outage and now Firefox won't open no matter what I do. I'm trying to recover all my bookmarks before I reinstall Firefox. So, after identifying which file it is (I think) I'm trying to get a look inside so I can record everything.

Thanks! I'm all ears!

A:How do I open a Firefox bookmarks file (.json) without using Firefox?

Your bookmarks and other preferences are stored in a separate and independent location/file on your disk, so you should be able to delete and reinstall Ff without needing to do a special save for them. See if the information linked to below does not, however, answer your question:http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Backing%20up%20and%20restoring%20bookmarks

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I was just curious if anybody has been receiving the same error message:

"Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system."

I have been getting this on my laptop for a few weeks now, off and on, when I close Mozilla Firefox for whatever reason and try to reopen it immediately after. Usually, after receiving the error message I just wait a few seconds and try again and the browser opens just fine.

However, I now just found out that my cousin has been dealing with the same problem, only worse, when he uses his laptop at home. (different locations, different networks, different brands of laptop.) I witnessed first-hand that he had the same error message, only his did not go away, nor could we get his browser to open. He says this happens to him every time he closes Firefox and tries to reload.

We resolved this issue by opening the task manager and manually ending Mozilla under processes, not applications, since it was not on the applications list, but was on the processes list.

Tell me if you have been experiencing the same or similar issues with Mozilla Firefox. I am curious, because this is the only problem I have ever had with Firefox, other than the occasional browser crash.



A:[SOLVED] Error: Firefox will not open because firefox is already running?

Had the same problem as your cousin with versions 3.5.0 and 3.5.1 but it has fixed itself with 3.5.2

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Here's the problem:

I installed the latest Firefox and also have I.E. installed. Firefox won't open at all, no matter where I open it from, even Run.

I.E. won't open from a short cut either, I must open it through MSN.

Any thoughts?


A:Firefox won't open nor I.E. when I install Firefox

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I have a Lenovo N580 laptop. Last week, I had to do a factory reset (with help from Lenovo Tech Support) because of compatibility problems with new software from my employer and windows 8.1 which is actually worse than windows 8. The compatibility problems caused my screen to go black. When booting, the Lenovo logo appeared and I had a cursor, but nothing else accept a black screen. I tried suggestions found here and the Lenovo help forum, but none worked and the factory reset was the last resort. Now I am back to using Windows 8 (this was actually the second factory reset due to other problems caused by win 8.1).

Anyway, everything is working (for now) and I also have Classic Shell installed. HOWEVER, before this second factory reset, when I had multiple windows open, aero peek worked fine. Now, it doesn't. I followed earlier suggestions of right clicking the taskbar, then clicking Properties, but the box for "Use Peek ..." is dimmed (grayed out) so I cannot check it to enable aero peek.

I got used to this feature in Win 7 and was glad to see it in Win 8, but it is the only feature about Win 8 and 8.1 that I like. Thanks for your help.

A:Window doesn't open full screen when hover over IE window

Right click on the Taskbar and select Properties.

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I have portable Apps on my Flash drive and within the last couple days when I put my flash drive in my computer and it instantly starts FIREFOX.EXE in task manager and then when I go really click on it, it says "Another instance of firefox is already running. Please close other instances of firefox before opening Firefox Portable Apps". So I end it in task manager and about 2 seconds later it starts up again all by itself. The only way I can get it to work is if I'm fast enough to click it in the portable apps, but it then its shows 2 FIREFOX.EXE in my task manager. I thought it might have been the Firefox on my computer so I deleted it but this still happens. I can use my flash with my laptop or any other computer and it doesn't have this problem. I've read it could be malware thats not detectable becuase I have scanned my computer and flash drive with AVG, Norton, and CLAM and they found nothing. So can anyone please help me. Thanks much appreciated.

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Sometimes when I try to open up internet explorer, seemingly nothing will happen. Then if I check in the task manager, it says that the process is running, but the actual Internet Explorer window itself doesn't open, and I can't figure out why it's doing that. Also, sometimes if I've had several IE windows open, it will freeze them or something, and I can't even open the task manager until I've closed most of them. Does anyone know why either of these things are happening? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Process shows up, but IE doesn't open

There are three main reasons why an IE process starts and cannot be found ....

1) The process is running embedded in another application. This can only be fixed by using the task manager to kill ALL IE processes, then it should start when you run it again.

2) Your computer has two monitors and IE is running on the one that is switched off (happens to me a lot).

3) IE remembers where your multiple monitors were when it last ran and does not check where they are when it starts. If you change the orientation of your monitors (move monitor 2 from the right of monitor 1 to the top of monitor 1) and IE opens in the global space off to the right instead of above the monitor.

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In IE 6 I could set my AutoComplete not to track/keep my URLs in the Address Box. I can't seem to find that option in Firefox. I prefer not to keep the history in the Firefox Location bar.

A:Firefox AutoComplete process?

Tools>>Options>>Privacy>>Saved Form Information

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Ok so a little bit of a wierd one here.

Firefox Will not Start. No Error. No Window.
Firefox.exe - Cannot end process. Access Denied.

Step 1: Try to open firefox, nothing happens, no window, not error.
Step 2: Check Task Manager, Firefox.exe reads 3,994kb memory used.
Step 3: End Task. Successful. Process _does not_ go away.
Step 4: End Task. Failure with above message. Access Denied.

Using PsTools, PsList.exe shows this:
Name Pid Pri Thd Hnd Priv CPU Time Elapsed Time
firefox 1484 8 1 0 5232 0:00:00.234 1:34:19.159
firefox 1656 8 1 0 5288 0:00:00.093 1:32:46.925
firefox 748 8 1 0 5236 0:00:00.093 0:08:44.271

Notice, they have a handle of "0". They have all been "attempted" terminated but show to still be running.

Possible Relation:
Sometimes, explorer.exe will crash randomly (before firefox process problems). (usually near the start of using my computer, soon after first login within about 15 minutes). This may be unrelated to the problem, as i cannot tell since this occurrence is quite rare.

Other Info:
May be underlying problems with some drivers/possible rootkits. Investigating.

A New Firefox Process:
firefox 3224 8 9 149 5248 0:00:00.109 0:00:28.325

After Terminating:
firefox 3224 8 1 0 5196 0:00:00.109 0:01:50.072

All Other Programs seem to work flawlessly. Cannot find any info relating to this problem with Mozilla/firefox related searches. Only generic searches resulting in possible memory problems. Symptoms dont e... Read more

A:(firefox) Process will not end (sort of)

A system reboot seems to fix the issue. And AFAIK this is not exactly reproducable. It is random. and rare.Click to expand...

I agree with all four of those points. And by "rare" I'd estimate once or twice a year. Is it less rare than that for you?

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I have only one tab and nothing seems 'different'. Originally, I had the cache at about 1024mbs. i changed it back to 50, but the thing is still using a lot of power.

here's the link:


originally, it was around 30,000... so i don't know why it got so high.
any suggestions?

A:Why is the process for Firefox so high?

its just the way it is -Firefox 2 is a resource hog. However the problem has been fixed in Firefox 3

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After quitting FF, the app disappears but the process continues utilizing about 50% of the CPU forever until it is manually terminated This is similar to the following:

Also organizing of bookmarks is slow. One waits sometimes 40 seconds to create a separator line or copy or cut an item and then another 40 seconds to select the folder where it should be pasted to.

Thank you for your help.
Using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101203 BTRS26718 Firefox/3.6.13

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2080 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 19678 MB; D: Total - 4000 MB, Free - 2480 MB; E: Total - 42068 MB, Free - 10294 MB; F: Total - 10244 MB, Free - 1118 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard , 30C6, 78.11, CND7230KT8
Antivirus: eTrust EZ Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Firefox process does not terminate in XP

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The subject explains everything in a nutshell (As it should) -- Firefox, when run from anywhere, shortcut, direct, command line, anywhere, won't start. At all.

Running any installation of Firefox (3.5.2, 3.5.6, 3.6 beta) from any folder, even on a new installation, just fails. Not even a process appears, no error messages, nothing.

It hangs constantly under Linux too (3.5.4). In both OS's, addons won't properly install and it kept saying there were new ones installed every time it was fun, even though none showed up. Some times it'd say 1 was, but it'd go up to 3 on some days. I should be seeing 80+ by now according to it, but only sew Web of Trust, NoScript and .NET framework helper (Disabled) before I lost access. Also, the update notes for addons started showing format code in them. I stopped updating addons with code showing.

Running firefox.exe -ProfileManager doesn't help, either.

I'm at a loss for what to do. I have no idea what could be causing these problems under both operating systems, let alone have a clue as to how to fix it. I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could help. Opera scares me.

Extra thought: It seems I'm not the only one with this problem every person (at least ten) I've sent to www.getfirefox.com has had problems installing addons. Pressing "restart Firefox" just terminates the process, and upon starting it back up and checking the list, it still wants to restart to install them.

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The next update to Firefox 3.6 will be a minor refresh with a twist. Essentially, Mozilla has taken the Out of Process Plugins feature from the next major iteration of the Firefox browser and integrated it into the version of Firefox released earlier this year. Early adopters are already free to test-drive Firefox 3.6 with OOPP via the codename Lorentz release, which was offered to testers almost a week ago. Firefox 3.6.4 will be the first stable version of the open source browser to feature Out of Process Plugins, which will also be included in future iterations of Firefox.

Source -
Firefox 3.6.4 Will Add the Out of Process Plugins Twist - Beta expected soon - Softpedia

A:Firefox 3.6.4 Will Add the Out of Process Plugins Twist

Very interesting. I may have to try the beta.

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I havce a new Gateway SX2800 running Windows 7. When I start firefox, i get a window that tells me that firefox is already running but not responding and to stop the process or reboot. I looked in the task manager for the process and did not find it. I have unistalled the program and rebooted, then reinstalled and get the same message. Please advise.

A:Firefox process running but no program

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Hi everyone. I am now having another problem with Firefox.

So when I startup my computer, I click on the Firefox icon in my taskbar. It loads up perfectly, and displays my homepage. But as soon as I click on a bookmark on my toolbar or type something into Google it just shows the grey spinning wheel saying connecting...

I have worked out a way to solve this, I just close Firefox go into the task manager and end the process "firefox.exe" and then start Firefox up again. Then it starts loading webpages pages like it should.

I have reinstalled Firefox and have updated it to the latest version.

Does anyone have a suggestion that could help me with this?
P.S I have also had some problems with Flash Player too. Sometimes when I load a webpage it displays an error saying Shockwave flash may be busy or has stopped responding. Then it gives me the options continue or stop plugin. I am not sure what is causing this error.

A:Firefox restarting process at startup

Try these steps from Mozilla and see if it helps.

Troubleshoot and diagnose Firefox problems | Firefox Help

This other link helps you reset your Firefox connection.

How to Troubleshoot a Reset Connection in Firefox | eHow

This other link shows you how to reset Firefox.

Reset Your Firefox | The Den

Hope one of them helps you.

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Both my IE and Firefox and stopped working. When I attempt to run either of the applications by clicking on their icon nothing happens. Neither browers will open up a window. However, when I open the task manager I can see that both IE and firefox are processes which are running.

When I try to shut down my PC it even says that firefox is still running, would you like to end the application now.

I have not installed or updated anything on that PC (which is running XP). I am pretty sure it's nothing to do with my router as both my laptop and my other PC works fine.

While writing this I have literally just installed Safari and that seems to work.

I don't really mind if IE doesn't work but can anyone help me solve me firefox problem.

I have included my hijackthis log incase it can shed some light on the problem.Thanks in advance for everyones help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:04:47, on 28/02/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
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A:Both IE and firefox will not brower even though they are an active process

Just a test, to see if other software is stopping it from being launched. You should attempt to boot your machine into safe mode. If you can launch your programs then it would indicate a virus or firewall like program is stopping it from running.

If you do find that it launchs fine while in safe mode, you should run "MSCONFIG" and disable most if not all your startup list, boot the computer as normal and see if that fixes it, This will have disabled ALL statup software including your Antri virus so once done enable your AntriVirus again, do a test, if it fails its your AV, if its still successful its probly a virus and you should update and do a full scan.

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Firefox may be the most popular browser around, as long as we leave out Internet Explorer, which probably isn't that fair, but, for some time, it has seemed to be lagging behind Google Chrome when it comes to new features and development momentum. Maybe Chrome's break-neck release cycle makes it look like it's adding new features faster, but Mozilla needs to start picking up the pace.

Firefox developers seem to be realizing this as well and the latest (more or less) official goals for the second quarter are a little more ambitious than usual. One feature that has developers talking is the goal of having at least partial support for Direct2D hardware acceleration on the Windows platform. This would enable Firefox to utilize the graphics card to render some of the content that should translate in a snappier experience for the users.

More: Firefox to Get Multi-Process Plugins by the End of This Quarter - Developers are pushing for Direct2D hardware acceleration as well - Softpedia

A:Firefox to Get Multi-Process Plugins

Thanks yowanvista for the info.

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Hi everyone. I am having trouble with Mozilla Firefox. Sometimes I'll close it out and try to reopen it and then it will stay that the process is still running. So I'll go to Task Manager and attempt to end the task but to no avail. It simply won't end! What do I do?

A:Can't close frozen Firefox process

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My computer started crawling yesterday. When I start using gmail, Firefox's CPU usage starts hitting 90-95, and I can't write emails, however I can read them. Other programs are slow when Firefox is running. CPU Usage is constant at 100%.
Have run antivirus, spyware, adware programs and deleted what they caught. Logfile is from after all these scans.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:29:02 PM, on 5/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY_1\TpScrex.exe
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A:100% CPU usage, Firefox top of Process List

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the late response. The forum has been very busy. Please be informed that the system is infected with
Agobot worm which is known to terminate antivirus and security applications, collect system information and registration keys of
popular games that are installed on the computer, as well as acting as a backdoor server and allowing remote users to access and manipulate the infected systems directly.

Though the Trojans have been identified and can be killed, because of their backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of Trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. In all honesty, if this were to be my computer, I would reformat and reinstall Windows XP.

Please read these for more information:

Danger: Remote Access Trojans

When should I re-format? How should I reinstall?

How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

However, if you do not have the resources to reinstall your computer and would like me to attempt to clean it, I will be happy to do so but it is not fully guaranteed that your computer will be completely rid of malware regardless of wh... Read more

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Hi, when I look at task manager I see my browser firefox cpu is low ~2% cpu usage (and everything else low too), then about every 10 seconds or so it jumps to 100% essentially locking my computer for a few seconds, and repeats over and over again. DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Randy at 8:03:19.58 on Thu 06/24/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1527.520 [GMT -7:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\tools\POP Peeper\POPPeeper.exeC:\Tools\I8kfanGUI\I8kfanGUI.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exeC:\Program Files\Alarm++\Alarm.exeC:\Tools\Calender\Rainlendar.exeC:\Tools\CLCL\CLCL.exeC:\Tools\StickyNotes\StickyNotes.exeC:\Tools\ZClock\ZClock.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\sol.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spider.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WISPTIS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k img... Read more

A:unknow process causes firefox to 100%cpu every 10 seconds

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hello everyone: No one seems to have come up with an answer for the
uninterruptible/zombie process in Firefox 19.0.2. I would like to know then, how to totally purge FF from my Ubuntu 10.04 system. I have already created a new profile. Also Reset to factory defaults, all to no avail. I had saved my Bookmarks before resetting, and now FF will not import the html file I had created. CPU % reaches 112 when I try! Can anyone help purge FF via the Terminal?? I have read that FF always leaves "something" behind, unless it is purged completely.

Also, can there be a connection between my grinding/failing Hdd and this FF problem? Thank you.

A:uninterruptible zombie process Firefox 19.0.2

Before uninstalling completely, update to 20.0 and see what happens.

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Hello friends,

When my Windows Vista (x64) starts, an error message appears: settings.ini is being used by another process.... and Windows Sidebar doesn't open. Another symptoms are: Mozilla Firefox stop working, Google Chrome browser acting limited (search capabilities). I cannot save a file into documents when downloaded from ie, I cannot open pictures because it says I don't have permission to it. So far this is what I've noticed.

This happened after installing Windows 7 as dual boot and after accessing the C: folder on the Windows Vista from Windows 7, when I restarted to Vista I started getting this message. I'm not sure if it has something to do with the problem or not.

I noticed that when I turn off UAC User Account Control then I get my desktop back without seeing any more of these issues. I don't want to turn off the UAC though.

Please help, your wisdom will be greatly appreciated.

A:settings.ini is being used by another process.... and Windows Sidebar doesn't open

Norton 2010 didn't find viruses and Spybot S&D found my system clean. This is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:47:27 a.m., on 04/10/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7\PCSuite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = MSN.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = MSN.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = Bing
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = MSN.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\Windows\system3... Read more

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Hi guys. I hope someone can help out.I couple of days ago, I was on a website (which I can't for the life of me remember anymore - no, it's not pr0n) when FF 3.5 suddenly crashed on me. I sent a crash report to Mozilla. Ever since the crash the firefox.exe process does not terminate when I close the browser. Additionally, I see high CPU usage when the browser is closed (and ONLY when the browser is closed).I thought it might have something to do with Mozilla's crash reporting tool working overtime, but then I noticed something strange: the same thing also happens to IE 8. I've read around and am now aware of a trojan called Poison Ivy which causes the symptoms I have described earlier, but a peek at the appropriate registry entries show no entries with StubPaths only.Earlier today I tried booting up through the Ultimate Boot CD and ran a barrage of virus scans from Avira, McAfee and Kaspersky to name a few, plus a few anti-spyware tools. All turned up nothing! So now I'm back to square 1. I would highly appreciate it if someone could go through my HiJackThis and DDS logs to help me determine if I am infected with something, or at least help me figure out what's causing my browser processes to stick around and consume CPU time.Here's my DDS log:DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Mimiw and Chuchu at 17:36:44.29 on 2009/07/07Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.932.81.1033.18.2047.1436 [GMT 8:00]AV... Read more

A:Firefox/IE process does not terminate on browser close


I have managed to resolve this issue myself. What was causing the problem was not a malware infection as I suspected, but a faulty Java installation.

Please lock this thread.

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For Firefox, have you tried uninstalling the app, reboot, and then reinstall the latest version?

A:Generic Host Process and Firefox crashing

So I have two problems. One is that I get a message often saying Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. I've tried going to the Microsoft website and fixing it to no avail. Also, my Firefox keeps crashing. Help?

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Lately I've noticed firefox running at system startup.
It looks like this in task manager when I open the (real?) firefox:

firefox.exe (10k something) (startup)
firefox.exe (116k) (the actual browser)

I've checked msconfig and there's no firefox on the startup list.

I've run multiple virus and malware programs and they don't seem to find anything.
Any tips about this is appreciated.

I can end the process but it will always return if I log off or reboot.

A:Fake Firefox process running at startup?

Click on Start on your taskbar & in the search box type System Configuration, start the program & select the startup tab
& uncheck the Firefox entry.

Startup Programs - Change

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when i start opera or firefox ,after few minutes its not working anymore. i cant stop the process in the task manager and i have to restart my computer.

windows xp
version 2002
service pack3

i can attach dds that i did this morning.


A:opera and firefox freeze, not able to kill the process

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Okay, SO I just built my new computer and everything, but everytime I close Firefox, I have to Ctrl Alt Del End Process and its really annoying. I am using the Default Theme, with no addons. I thought AVG was doing something to mess it up, and that didn't even work when I unistalled it. I ran Spybot S&D and removed the crap, fixed selected items yadda yadda! Here is a HijackThis log too: Also You know when you goto websites, and there is the live chat button, and you can talk to the live chat operator, or you click on a picture/thumbnail to make it bigger. Well, I click them and nothing happens either. So I dont know wahts wrong. I cant even click pics to make them bigger.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:13:27 AM, on 8/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6... Read more

A:Solved: Firefox 3 Have to Manually Ctrl Alt Del End Process

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On my Toshiba laptop, Firefox (3.5.5) will stop loading new sites. I am able to access a few sites by hitting the back and forward buttons, but nothing past ~5 either way. Any kind of attempt to load something new (a streaming music app like Pandora) will not work. I can exit Firefox but cannot end the process (firefox.exe). The only way to restart Firefox is to restart the computer. I've reinstalled Firefox and started from scratch, but it hasn't worked.

Any suggestions?

A:Firefox locks up, won't load any websites or end process

Have you tried other browsers to see if its just Firefox?

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I always use Firefox. I must have picked up some sort of spyware, as my Google results started to redirect me to ad sites. I used Gooredfix.exe, and it seemed to fix the problem. Also have used Malwarebytes multiple times. Now, the Firefox process won't end when I close the program, and I can't kill it using Task Manager. I also can't open up Firefox after closing it down. I've tried removing Firefox completely (using Revo uninstaller) and reinstalling Firefox, but it makes no difference, still hangs up on me. I've tried everything on Firefox's help pages, and nothing makes a difference. Computer is also ridiculously slow on bootup and shutdown. Any ideas about what's going on? Thanks.

Here's my Hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:43:23 PM, on 2/3/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmp... Read more

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Multi-process enabled Firefox will jack up RAM utilization by up to 20%

The concept of multi-process browsers is definitely not a new one with Google Chrome leading the way when it launched back in 2008. By around the middle of 2009, Mozilla shared details of its Electrolysis "e10s" project which, at the time, was in the middle of its first stage to get "basic code working, running simple testcase (sic) plugins and content tabs in a separate process."

Over six years later, Mozilla released its multi-process test into the Firefox Beta channel in the form of an A/B test. Approximately 15% of all users enrolled in the channel were to participate in the test. As of December 2015, Mozilla planned to deploy multi-process capability to the stable channel in Firefox 46 slated for release on April 19, 2016.

Read more: http://www.neowin.net/news/multi-pro...on-by-up-to-20

original Source: http://www.ghacks.net/2016/02/13/mul...am-initially/?

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