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Firefox crashing (plugin container for firefox has stopped working)

Q: Firefox crashing (plugin container for firefox has stopped working)

After having it freezing now its crashing here's the crash report,the only plugin that i have is the shockwave flash 1500189,ff version:33.1 this happened on older versions too

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: plugin-container.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 545c0a59
Fault Module Name: mozalloc.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 545be5ee
Exception Code: 80000003
Exception Offset: 00001425
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Event viewer:

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 11/12/2014 11:07:21 AM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Aurora
Faulting application name: plugin-container.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x545c0a59
Faulting module name: mozalloc.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x545be5ee
Exception code: 0x80000003
Fault offset: 0x00001425
Faulting process id: 0x6ac
Faulting application start time: 0x01cffeabbd755cc2
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\mozalloc.dll
Report Id: 204817ac-6a9f-11e4-847b-9cd24bab57fb
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-11-12T19:07:21.000000000Z" />
<Security />
<Data>C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe</Data>
<Data>C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\mozalloc.dll</Data>

Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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A: Firefox crashing (plugin container for firefox has stopped working)

Go to Index page ? mozillaZine Forums ; on the right-side of the screen, in the search box for Boards, enter "plugin container crashes" (without the quotation marks) and read some of the threads, which may lead you to the solution.

My quick look at a few of those threads indicated that hardware acceleration may be the culprit; if you need help with that, do another search for that subject.

There was an amusing incident on mozillaZine recently concerning hardware acceleration: One person posted a vituperative message blaming the moderators for frequently suggesting turning off hardware acceleration on the grounds that doing that had never helped a single person.

The very next thread I read was from a person thanking the moderators: He had been told to try turning off hardware acceleration, he did so, and his problem was solved.

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I was having problems with too high physical memory usage(highest was 73%) causing my PC to respond slower even during winexplore. I started uninstalling unnecessary programs and disabling unnecessary processes, when I noticed that plugin-container.exe is taking up 23,xxx KB memory while firefox takes up 400,xxxKB. Is this normal? Is there any way I can tone Firefox down to further lessen my PC's physical memory usage? As of now, it's down to 36%.

I usually run either Fraps, Skyrim, or Azureus Vuze while using Firefox. Current active plugins for Firefox are:
Quicktime plugin
Java Platform
Java Deployment toolkit
Shockwave Flash

A:Plugin container for firefox and firefox eating up memory

Unless you're very limited in ram, its nothing to worry about. I've stressed FF to eat up to 4GB or ram and another 4 for the Plugin Container.

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windows says the container for plug ins has stopped working a bunch of times. havent noticed any problems but don't know what that means. when I click search for solutions it does not work. is this something I should care about or just ignore?


A:firefox plug in container stopped working - error msg??

Quote: Originally Posted by msongs

windows says the container for plug ins has stopped working a bunch of times. havent noticed any problems but don't know what that means. when I click search for solutions it does not work. is this something I should care about or just ignore?


Welcome to 7 Forums.
Make sure you take a look see at all the great tutorials!
When is the last time it worked properly for you?
You might want to try a restore when everything was working properly.

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Recently when I use Firefox to surf on the Internet, I always have like 5-6 tabs opened. After 5-10 minutes, the browser is running very slowly and sometimes at the top bar it says (Not Responding). It is like a performance drop, changing tabs is slow, scrolling down a page is slow. I check the Task Manager it uses like 1907.23 MB of Memory and it shows 99% of Memory used.

I always have to end the Firefox process and open it again and restore my last session. It always use 150-180 MB of Memory at the first minute. But the longer I keep Firefox open, even on Minimize, my computer slows down and again it use 99% of Memory so I have to end process again. This happens over and over again. And when I check my Crash Dumps folder, I saw a lot of plugin-container dump files.

So how do I solve this issue? It's not a big deal though but I want a solution.

EDIT: Firefox is my preferred browser, I don't really like Chrome and not to mention Internet Explorer.

A:Firefox plugin-container

First, make sure you have the latest version of Firefox ie. 38.01
Next, right click on the Title, and select Menu Bar. From the Menu, click on Help->Restart With Add-Ons disabled to see if you experience the same problem.

If the problem is gone then go to Tools->Menu->Add-ons and disable all the add-ons then re-enable one by one until you experience the same problem then you might have a bad add-on.

If the the problem still persist. Tools->Options and create a SYNC account and sign-in. This will save all your Bookmarks, Add-ons etc...
then uninstall Firefox completely.

Next, download and install Firefox again then sign in to SYNC to get back all bookmarks, add-ons etc...

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If you upgraded your FF you may/may not have problems with it's plugin-container.exe. It apparently causes crashes/lock ups of FF on some systems, slowdowns on others.

I saw some reports associated with this file, which takes up (in some instances) an inordinate amount of RAM, thus causing the browser to lock up.

Some AV/Malware programs are registering it as Malware.

On a personal note, it really does bug me that the file REQUIRES internet access (*and there is no option to bypass or disable it). If you don't allow it, some sites that require flash just won't load.

Aside from that, no problems with the new browser.

For release notes:


A:Firefox 3.6.4/plugin-container.exe

Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386

On a personal note, it really does bug me that the file REQUIRES internet access. If you don't allow it, some sites that require flash just won't load.

How else do you expect it to get content that resides online then? To put it into perspective, when Firefox encounters a plugin required container (object, embed) in the HTML it diverts those off to plugin-container.exe to handle and download the necessary resources it supports. So of course it needs access to the internet. It would be no different denying Firefox internet access.

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Hi I have notice that this plugin container.exe file is using too much resources of my computer. Can I turn it off??

A:What is plugin container in firefox?

What is plugin-container

edit: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/704242

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HP 2000 notebook
Microsoft Windows 8.1
A dialogue box appeared on computer display, see attached jpeg screenshot labeled firefox av detect and I clicked Protect me.
I am not sure if this is a false positive.  I ran whole computer scan using AVG and nothing was detected. 
Thank you for any support or advice.

A:Firefox plugin container blocked

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Every time I look in task manager Firefox 6.0.2 has multiple Plugin-container.exe tasks open. Why is this? There is always 5 or more open, one time I counted 12 separate plugin-container.exe files open. Is this always an issue with Firefox? I have seen this issue since Firefox 4.

A:Firefox plugin-container issue

Quite normal: Plugin-container and out-of-process plugins - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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Hi All,
Could You please help Me ?
I occasionally get a window telling Me that Plugin container in firefox has crashed....... You folks got any idea on how I can resolve this issue ???

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: plugin-container.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 54224e6b
Fault Module Name: mozalloc.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 54221b67
Exception Code: 80000003
Exception Offset: 0000141b
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

A:Solved: Plugin Container Mozilla Firefox

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This has been a recurring problem with the 32-bit versions of Firefox that I've used in the past. I've now switched to the current 64-bit version (43.0) only to find that this problem is occurring.
I had been keeping the 32-bit version bug at bay using the user environment variable "MOZ_DISABLE_OOP_PLUGINS" but that no longer works for the 64-bit version. I've gone so far as to add "64" to the variable in several different ways but none of those worked.

Any suggestions on a fix or workaround for this?

A:Mozilla Firefox 43.0 (64-bit) - PlugIn Container Crash Problem

Suggest: Clean install flash player.

Flash Player removal tool: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player...r-windows.html

Make sure you follow all steps including step 3d

%appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player
%appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player

Confirm deletion by attempting to navigate to the above folders once they have been deleted.

Important: Step 4.1
Restart your computer before fresh installing flash player.

Other stuff you can try:

Backup your profile (bookmarks and extensions)

MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird

Uninstall Firefox and delete leftovers:


Include these steps:

To remove other files and folders that may not be removed by the uninstall, you must manually delete the Firefox installation folder, which is located in one of these locations by default:
32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox

Pess the Windows key +R to open a Run dialog, type in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\ and click OK to open the Mozilla folder, then delete the Firefox folder.
Reboot. Clean install Firefox then restore your bookmarks and extensions from the Mozbackup file that you saved.


Test Cyberfox 64bit Portable to see if you get the same problem. You would need the AMD x64 version (portable)


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Hello. My Firefox is running slow. Plugin container seems to be hogging resources. Is plugin container malware?

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Hello. My Firefox is running slow. Plugin container seems to be hogging resources. Is plugin container malware?

A:Infected? Firefox running slow. plugin container hogging resources

Hello HalNot a malware but may contain some in the Plug ins..What is plugin-containerSo lets clean that first and see.Disable one by one to see which is the culprit or disable all and see if that helped.How to disable plugins

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First let me tell you my setup.
OS: Windows 7 Home Edition (64 bit version)
Browser: Firefox 3.5.7

Now let me explain my problem. I have installed the latest version of Quicktime on my computer, and it automatically installed the QT plugin for Firefox. The plugin will play online MP3 files with no problem at all in the audio, but instead a problem in the player control onscreen display. You know how it displays a play button, and positon slider, etc, in a little embeded QT control box on the screen when an onlien MP3 file is loaded in as the page? Well my little QT control box is COMPLETELY BLACK, with no visible controls at all. The actual standalone QT player has no problems though. I took a screencap of the problem and uploaded to Photobucket so you can see for yourself what the problem is exactly. Picture is FULL screen size so it won't fit in the forums embedded. I've instead linked to it here for you to see.

A:Quicktime plugin for Firefox not fully working

did you check to see if the plugin is compatible with this last version of firefox? even if it is, try using firefox 3.5 and install the plugin manually before you install QT software

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I uninstalled, reinstalled to NO AVAIL. I always get a quicktime icon with a ? in the middle/

A:Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and IE 6.0 Quicktime plugin not working

You have Quicktime set to play Flash media. Open Quicktime, either from Control Panel or Start Menu. Click on File Types tab, click the + beside Miscellaneous and make sure that the box is not checked beside Flash media. Apply and OK. Restart your browser and see if it works. You may have to down load Flash Player if you don't have it.

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Hello All. I'm new to the site, and after having been tasked to fix my girlfriends computer. I'm left scratching my head. I don't know what she or her son did to this machine but everything I have tried has not worked. So any help would be greatly appreciated.

Machine - Dell Inspriron INSP1440

OS - Vista 32-bit SP2

Issues -

Cannot start internet browsers outside of safe mode. Every time I have tried I get an APPCRASH Error.

IE - Internet Explorer has stopped working.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 9.0.8112.16421
Application Timestamp: 4d76255d
Fault Module Name: iexplore.exe
Fault Module Version: 9.0.8112.16421
Fault Module Timestamp: 4d76255d
Exception Code: c0000096
Exception Offset: 000026d1
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

Firefox - Firefox has Stopped Working

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: firefox.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4fda6075
Fault Module Name: ... Read more

A:APPCRASH When starting IE and Firefox, DNS Client Has Stopped Working, and Host Process (Rundll32) has stopped working Errors.

Here is the DNS client has stopped working error

DNS Client has stopped working

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: svchost.exe_Dnscache
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918b89
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6002.18327
Fault Module Timestamp: 4cb73436
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000250fb
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 7373
Additional Information 2: 38d9ec761cde35dc7ff9a3014cbc1e9a
Additional Information 3: 007a
Additional Information 4: f2126b35ab5de9a1c961e83e18b5e24b

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Yesterday, my computer crashed while useing Steam, so I rebooted it but when it came back up, IE and Firefox dont work anymore. I have ran several virus scans and they have not turned up anything. I am 99% sure this is a software problem. I have also reinstalled firefox and it still wont work.

When I click on the icon, it loads for a few seconds then nothing happeneds, it doesnt open. What is wierd is, if I ALT-TAB the icon is in the swich too box, also it is in the Task manager but it still wont open. I dont know what to do.

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After firefox was updated 2-3 weeks ago on my computer, it was never able to connect to the internet. That annoyed me to begin with, I tried messing with the vista firewall, and turning it off/adding firefox to the exemptions, and nothing worked. So I just went ahead and used IE. About a week ago, it stopped connecting also, for no reason. I did a system recovery to before it stopped working, and it worked fine for 3 days, and now it doesnt connect again.

I figure it has something to do wiht the firewall, or something related to that, but I do not know what to do other than to block the firewall which hasnt worked. I know I have internet, AIM and the news/weather sidebars on my computer work fine. Other computers are having no problem on my network, and its the same issue on other wireless networks that I used to be able to connect to fine. As well as this, when I plug in the cable straight to the internet, it does the same thing, so its not the wireless.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, its just getting frustrating not being able to do anything online.


A:Firefox and now IE stopped working

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A while ago my firefox browser just stopped working.

I am running winxp pro on my laptop and have not added any new software recently.

I am running the newest version of firefox. IE is working fine, by the way?! Crazy...

Any help would be appreciated...


A:Firefox stopped working

this happened to me on my laptop a while ago, I had to uninstall and reinstall to get it working again.

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Good day,

My laptop was working fine yesterday early morning. When I was just surfing the net numerous tabs suddenly opened at the same time. I am using firefox as my default browser, thinking that somehow maybe I had click my mouse but it happened again. I ran my antivirus program avast and a full system scan of malwarebytes, however, the system crashed. I reboot the laptop and again run malwarebytes, a full system scan, which found many malwares which were removed hopefully upon reboot. I run avast which did not find any problem.

Now whenever I open an application usually firefox or microsoft word there would be a delay which was not there before. And after a few minutes, the application will crash telling me that there's an error and needs to be close. The delay is usually greater when I'm using the microsoft word or other applications like notepad, etc. And everytime I do quick scan using malwarebytes an infected file is always seen: "trojan:ransom registry value HKCU\software\microsoft\windowsNT\currentversion\windowslload value:windowslload". The infected file always show up after a quick scan of malwarebytes even if previously scanned I selected the file to be remove after reboot.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Firefox has stopped working

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Hi im running windows xp home service pack3. Im having issues with icons by the clock,,,they disappeared the only thing there is the clock. I uninstalled avg free then tried to install avgsecurity and it says another antivirus is still running so now i have nooo antivirus. Then firefox stopped opening i will leave a high jack log thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:21:16 PM, on 25/08/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Enigma Software Group\SpyHunter\SpyHunter3.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend... Read more

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One day Firefox just stopped loading pages. It starts up fine, it says the page is "done" loading but it is blank with no error message. Also if I click on update it gives me this error message
"AUS: Update XML File Malformed (200)"
All other programs that connect to the internet work fine.
I've tried uninstalling with reboot and removing the firefox hidden folders in app data. Checked my firewall software. I cant find anything and Mozilla don't help so well.
Please help me!!!

A:Firefox stopped working

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Yesterday I was playing a game (EVE online) and my comp froze, so I shut it off, waited, and turned it back on. I opened the game, and minimized it to get on firefox, but it wouldn't open. I tried again and again and nothing, so I try IE which I never use and I get errors so that won't work either. I can access the internet with the game so I know I have connection, but I can't even open firefox, and ie has issues....
Any help is greatly appreciated

A:Firefox/ie Just Stopped Working

You might want to run a few virus scans and such.Also, try these:1. Boot up in Safe Mode and see if the browsers will load2. If you have the Firefox setup file, reinstall it.3. If you have your os cd, uninstall IE, and then use the cd to reinstall it.

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I had my PC running over night and when I checked it in the morning, I found neither IE nor FF were running (maybe I closed FF, that's not important). So I tried to launch them, but neither browser started and FF threw the following error: "XULRunner - Couldn't read application.ini".
I cleaned Windows up and restarted, but it didn't help. I found both apps can run when admin rights are used.

Where the problem can lie? Should I try changing some registry values?

A:IE and Firefox stopped working

It sounds like you may have a corrupted user profile. Try creating a new user and running them from there. Post back if you have any issues with a new user.

Create a new user:
User Account - Create

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This morning FF does not complete the loading of any pages.
Tried uninstall/re-install, but to no avail.
Win 7 / FF 7.0.1
Any ideas?

A:FireFox stopped working

You could try uninstalling Firefox and then type %appdata% into the run box(windows key+R)then delete the mozilla folder and reinstall.Just a word of warning the Mozilla folder contains all the passwords addons bookmarks etc so if you tried this you would be left with the basic firefox.So before you try this copy the mozilla folder to a safe place so you can if you wish return it later.

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A few days ago I attempted to download a file which apparently was a trojan. I've since had issues with the firefox.exe process continuously running and receiving the "Firefox has stopped running" error. My ESET A/V identified "a variant of Win32/Olmarik.RJ trojan" and quarantined it. I've ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.41 multiple times and it has quarantined/deleted the same 7 entries/files (log files available), but I still receive the firefox process error. I changed my default browser to IE8 and the problem has switched to the iexplore.exe process, so this problem is most assuredly a trojan. I need help in removing this one. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1...thanks in advance for your time and help.


A:Firefox has stopped working

Apparently no one is free to help or my problem isn't dire enough. Either way, thanks anyway.


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Please help, My firefox wont load hardly anything, i can get google up but cant search anything in it, so im having to use internet explorer, also i keep getting pop ups appering,
I have a red windows security center symbol up in the bottom of the screen telling me automatic updates are turned off, but when i go to control panel and check there its saying they are on

Here is my HJT log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:46:15, on 22/09/2008
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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\I... Read more

A:I keep getting pop ups and my firefox has stopped working properly

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Please copy this page to Notepad and Save it to your Desktop in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


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I recently downloaded Firefox 3.6.10
(I am on Vista)
While browsing I had a Norton warning pop-up and obvioulsy clicked block or disallow or something (yes I know I should have been more careful)
Since then my Firefox frequently greys out with the message "Firefox stopped working - a problem caused the program to stop working. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available"
Any help would be appreciated

A:Firefox stopped working message

Run a full virus check and if OK, reinstall Firefox.

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Hi, most times when I close Firefox I get a M/S Windows message saying that Firefox has stopped working and asking me to close the program. I opened Task Manager and in Processes Firefox is still showing until I click 'Close program' even though I have closed the browser. WerFault (whatever that is) is also running until I click 'close program' . Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] 'Firefox has stopped working'

WerFault allows you to report the problem to Microsoft. If you do, you won't get a reply. FF does what you mentioned from time to time, sometimes caused by too many tabs open at closing. Reinstall FF. It won't change any of your settings.

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looks just like always , but nothing comes down.DOWNLOAD box is a white blank.Did a REPAIR on Windows 2000,then downloaded & installed Most Recent Firfox browser version.then RESTART.problems remains the same.No right click download materializes, even though all the steps seem the same (up until DOWNLOAD box is blank)Any Help Greatly appreciated.

A:Firefox Downloads Stopped Working

Welcome to Bleeping Computer TheManInTheCUBE,I am a bit unsure what you asking for in your post.Are you wanting to download an extension in Firefox? If this is your issue, have a look at this article; Unable to Install Themes or Extensions.

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Firefox did an automatic update this morning. Now it no longer works - it won't open any sites.

IE still works.

Suggestions? Thanks in advance!

A:Firefox stopped working after update

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I own a relatively old laptop / notebook with on-board graphics ( MEDION MAM2120 / MD97300 ).

It used to work fine with live online video streaming but with the implementation of plug-in containers for all three big web browsers ( Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome ) my CPU ( AMD Turion 64 ML-32 with 1.6 GhZ ) gets pushed to 100% usage which negatively impacts not only on fan noise but also visual experience.

I there a way to switch on the 'plug-in container' functionality in any of those browsers to improve may streaming quality? Does an alternative 'light weight' browser exist which is not as resource hungry and well suited for online streaming? I appreciate any suggestions other than buying a new laptop.

A:Firefox plug-in container eats up CPU power during online video straming

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it doesn't happen everytime i close these 2 applications but it happens most of the times. i usually use firefox and it is the one that gives me appcrash thing after i close them.

i usually get the same error whenever i close ie7. today i got a new one for Printer Communications System that has stopped working. I have a Lexmark Laser E120 and Windows Vista Bussiness installed.

please help cause it is annoying..

A:ie7 and firefox appcrash (has stopped working) after closing

oh often i also get another crash like this saying Machine Debug Manager has stopped working MDM.exe ....
weird things happening in Vista!! hehe

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The Power people came to our door and said they would be turning off the power for 2 hours. I called up to my wife and said do a shutdown on your laptop (Toshiba) and I shut mine down (HP). After the new polls were installed, the power came back on, I was out fishing, came home, turned on my computer, all was fine, went to browse and it (Firefox latest 3xxx). The netwok is fine, AIM loads, my weatherbugs load and get this, EVEN AOL software/browser and what stumps me most, AOL Desktop, which I thought was really even a more generic IE Browser works. FF and IE7 acts as if their is no internet connection.

Wife's was working fine. Reset Sat Modem, Reset Netgear Router. Tried everything I know, crapped out. RESET ROUTER to generic unsecure mode, no different. Uninstallted Mcaffe, nothing, Turned off Windows Firewall, NOTHING. Both browers act like no internet connection (Even went Cat5 hard wire, no change) I am a hardware guy, certainly not a software guy for 25 years. This one has me stumped. As I said AOL works with its browser, desktop works, all the stuff like AIM (standalone) works, Sidebar internet items work, connection is right, no browers.

Any Ideas, wrong forum? Something makes me believe hardware, so I backed it all up and did a simple restore that does not FORMAT or remove files, nothing, went back to SEP 12th Recovery, no help.I am stumped??



A:IE7 & Firefox Stopped working as if no Internet Connection

I have the same problem since almost 2 weeks... im really tired of this.
I can still use messenger, counter-strike source, limewire, etc.
But not firefox and internet explorer :-( help guys !


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Firefox 3.02 stopped working. I upgraded to 3.03, then tried a clean reinstall, then tried going back to Firefox 2. Tried running Firefox in Safe Mode. Also disabled Norton, and Windows Firewall. Also tried uninstalling Windows SP3. Nothing worked! IE and Outlook Express work fine. Before this happened I uninstalled the free Norton Corporate Edition which came with my new computer and installed my university's Symantec Antivirus I read somewhere that Norton uninstall can cause this problem, but don't know what to do.

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All of the sudden Firefox (latest) doesn't play flash videos. I uninstalled Adobe Flash addon and opened up a youtube video, it gives me the "need flash addon" which I downloaded and reinstalled. When I open up firefox and open up a video it doesn't say or display anything and status in lower left is "Done". Uninstalling/Reinstalling Flash and Firefox does nothing. Internet Explorer runs fine without any problems.

OS is Vista Ultimate 64-bit.

I have also cleared all cache files, registry entries, installation folders and downloaded new copies of Firefox and Flash, etc...Nothing changes.

Seems like Firefox fails with a different issue every week or so and I have to restore windows to a restore point from the day before and everything is fine.

Anyone else have problems with Firefox on Vista 64?

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Hi, i have used firefox for about 2weeks and had no problems...i have found it an amazing superior to IE ! however i recently installed a gmail notifier extention from a reliable source which had good review, and since then i have not been able to access gmail in firefox (it opens fine in IE.. )
In attempt to fix the problem i have uninstalled the extention, uninstalled firefox completly, cleaned the registry and reinstalled but to no effect,
has this happened before and does anybody know a solution?
(when attempting to visit gmail it says loading then seems to jus continually refresh the page before loading up !...this cycle is never ending !)

many thanks


A:Solved: Gmail in Firefox stopped working!!

Have you any securit or adblocking software? Try disabling everything and then trying again, if it works, reenable until you have found the problem

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This is my 1st post here. I've often found answers to my problems on this site, after googling them. So I thought I'd ask here this time around.

Since yesterday, Firefox can't seem to handle my Gmail account anymore. I have no problem logging into my Google account and accessing other Google pages (search, agenda...); all except Gmail.
When I try, the loading page just gets stuck forever. I can however log in if I clear Firefox's cache and cookies before. But that doesn't solve the issue since any subsequent actions get stuck exactly the same way. For example, if clear cache and cookies, log in, then click on an email header, nothing: It stays stuck on the inbox page. Same if I do a search or anything. It appears as if I would have to clear cache and cookies every time I want to perform any action in Gmail...

I can use the simplified HTML version without a problem.

My other browsers (IE and Chrome) work perfectly fine with the same Gmail account.

A google search revealed that other people experience the exact same problem. But I haven't found a solution that works. Everywhere I get the suggestion to clear cache and cookies, which doesn't work in my case.

I'd greatly appreciate suggestions at this point. Thanks in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Gmail stopped working in Firefox

Did you try updating Firefox to the latest version (v15.0.1)?
Mozilla Firefox Web Browser

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I am running windows vista home premium service pack 1
I use firefox as my browser
When I do a yahoo or google search in firefox of ie8 and click on a result it locks the browsers and nothing happens. I am having to use task manager to shut the browsers.
Mcafee shows no infections
ran Malwarebytes and it delted trojan.dropper
I can run a search in safari and it all links work fine in yahoo or google
HJT results are below.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:09:02 AM, on 9/16/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba\CEC_MAIN.exe
C:\Wind... Read more

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Specifically, explorer stops working upon launch and then is impossible to close. Firefox hangs regularly while browsing and hangs permanently when doing specific tasks such as attempting to attach files to email in gmail and save photos from facebook.

A:Firefox and Explorer both having frequent "has stopped working" problems

Do you use chrome and does it also lag out?  I used to use firefox but I frequently lag also.  Usually closing unneeded programs and clearing some space on your computer fixes it.

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Hi All,

I have a problem with Mozilla Firefox...... it keeps crashing and tells Me that Plugin container has stopped working. I have scoured the web for a fix for this issue to no avail.
I have update My flash and shockwave to the latest versions.
The description copied and pasted below.
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: AppHangXProcB1

Application Name: firefox.exe

Application Version:

Application Timestamp: 55fb5aff

Hang Signature: d7b4

Hang Type: 32

Waiting on Application Name: plugin-container.exe

Waiting on Application Version:

OS Version: 6.1.7601.

Locale ID: 2057

Additional Hang Signature 1: d7b444e004415ca21a2f8c39b6443ac1

Additional Hang Signature 2: e7e1

Additional Hang Signature 3: e7e17642423ca2f108f70908004763a4

Additional Hang Signature 4: d7b4

Additional Hang Signature 5: d7b444e004415ca21a2f8c39b6443ac1

Additional Hang Signature 6: e7e1

Additional Hang Signature 7: e7e17642423ca2f108f70908004763a4

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A:Plugin container


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Subject says it all. Try to load up firefox, and all it does is slow down, crap out, and crash. Internet explorer works just fine.

Any help would be nice.

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Hi guys, I wasn't sure where to post this. Intermittently (every 2-3 days) when I start up my computer I constantly get a pop up stating that Firefox has stopped responding. The trouble is I don't even have Firefox installed. As a diagnostic step I downloaded and installed Firefox then used Revo Uninstaller to wipe the machine clean of Firefox. I've ensured all Firefox folders are deleted as well.

I've run a scan using Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 and Malwarebytes but no joy in finding anything at all threat related. Unfortunately as I type this it has stopped so I cannot get screen shots but will add these as soon as I can.

Any help appreciated.


A:Help - FireFox Has Stopped Responding (I don't have FireFox installed)

is there a reference to firefox in msconfig?

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I think I may have been infected. My computer seems to be running slow and avast! no longer works. I tried uninstalling avast in order to do a fresh reinstall but the uninstaller hangs up at about half way and will not continue. Also, Firefox stopped working. When I attempt to open it, I get nothing (not even a window saying it crashed/doesn't work). Thanks in advance for any help Tech Support can give with this issue.

DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19088 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Run by Sarah at 10:15:26 on 2011-08-05
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3837.1684 [GMT -5:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Outdated* {C37D8F93-0602-E43C-40AA-47DAD597F308}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Outdated* {781C6E77-2038-EBB2-7A1A-7CA8AE10B9B5}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:computer running slow, avast + firefox stopped working

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Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

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People always said that Firefox was the best browser compared to IE but since installing Firefox, I have found nothing but problems with it especially after a new update.

Firefox won't save any of my new bookmarks anymore.

Firefox's back or forward button doesn't function for me anymore so I'm stuck with using backspace to go backwards.

Should I just uninstall and reinstall?

Would my bookmarks still be saved and installed after reinstalling?

Also, java flash has never worked for me on Firefox.

A:Firefox won't save bookmarks and back button stopped working

Visit this site here, it should fix your problemshttp://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Configuring+Norton+360

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OK let's say I have this pic:
And I want to easily post it on my blog (the "Add Picture" function in blogger is really bad, it basically screws up the page design, which is why I don't use it)

What I would usually do is drag the pic with my mouse, take it over the "blogger tab", and release my mouse on the text writing area.
This would result in the pic being perfectly displayed in the text area.
(text writing area = http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9609/23423432ov2.jpg )

Now, after upgrading to firefox 3.1, instead of the pic being perfectly pasted, it simply takes over my tab. (the tab's address is redirected to the pic's address)

Is there any solution for this, I bet it's something inside the firefox's config menu (about:config).

Thanks in advance, I would really appreciate this.

btw 2 more things:
1. don't tell me to install older firefox, I need FF 3.1 for another reason. I also really need this bug fixed, becoz I have to paste dozens of pics a day.
2. let's say there is no way to fix this, can u redirect me to the ff customer service or something like that?

A:Firefox drag&drop photos function stopped working in 3.1


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I've got FF v.3.6.20 and with one tab open and the recent "plugin-container" running after a little flash player action, task manager says, between the two
they take approx. 80,000 K of RAM

Chrome v.13.0.782.112 m with one tab open is sucking up approx. 180,000 K of RAM. task mngr. also shows 5 processes named "chrome.exe"

after reading that, Chrome still loads as fast or faster than FF.

I'm not all up on what my browsers do with RAM and how/if that effects page-loading

Can someone please explain this to me?


A:FF3 + plugin-container vs Chrome

With tabbed web browsers it's normal to have several instances of the browser running in processes. There's one for each open tab, but that does not in any way effect page-loading times. Google Chrome uses a different browser engine, and that's what makes the difference.

Firefox 3 is in any case well out of date now by several versions. The latest is v6.0 so you should consider updating it to enjoy the extra security and new features -- it's faster too.

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