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Firefox AutoComplete process?

Q: Firefox AutoComplete process?

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.

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A: Firefox AutoComplete process?

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

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I’m having a problem with Firefox’s autocomplete function in Google.

For Google I use Google.com//webhp?complete=0&hl=en.
This turns off Google’s automatic query & fill function, and then lets me use the autocomplete of searches I've done before.

But it stopped working yesterday for no apparent reason. Maybe I accidentally hit a certain key, I don’t know. And it will not remember any new search words that I enter either.

But if I use Firefox’s Help > Firefox Help and start entering a word in it’s search box, my previous searches show up. And it will remember new search words that I enter. IOW my data is still on the PC, just not accessible via Google like it was.

When previously transferring programs & files to a new computer I found the autocomplete form data stored in a Firefox profile file named Formhistory.sqlite. And this file is still there.

All the settings in Firefox appear to be correct. Again, autocomplete still works in Firefox Help but stopped working in Google.

Any idea how to get it working again?

A:Firefox Autocomplete

I'm having the same problem on chrome. The only thing I can imagine is that Google changed something again. I hope there's a workaround again though as that's how I get to most of the sites I go to.

(Yes I know it'd probably be easier to bookmark everything or start typing the url, but I'm more comfortable with typing in the first few letters of my favorite sites, clicking the autocomplete and hitting "I'm feeling lucky")

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I have a firefox autocomplete ? it can remember what you've entered in forms on web pages, also known as text fields. After you've entered something into a form on a web page (such as a search box), the next time you visit that page, your previous entry will be available to re-use

Where do I delete everything in forms on web pages, also known as text fields. dose this inclue save passwords will be deleted also ? get back to me please

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hi guys
i have firefox 16.0.2
and i want that when i am typing the name of a site that is in my history of browser , the address bar does not complete the addrees but show the adddresses of history below that.
when i turn of autocomplete from privacy , it does not appear any suggetion for domains.i want that just delete autocompletion in address bar

A:turn of autocomplete in firefox

Navigate to options>'Privacy' (the tab)
On the bottom in the dropdown, select 'nothing'

That's obviously not what you are looking for. Instead, you can delete the suggestions by deleting your history. You can also configure by the option above to only use your history or your favourites.

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To turn on inline autocomplete in the Firefox web browser...

1. Enter about:config in the URL field
2. Right-click on the page and create a new Boolean value
3. Enter browser.urlbar.autoFill as the preference name (note, case-sensitive: 'F', not 'f')
4. Set the value to true

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I have installed Firefox 3.1.10 and when I type www. into the address bar a dropdown list appears with previously visited sites. How can I delete this and disable it.

A:Solved: Autocomplete in Firefox

Hi xblackrat,
Apparently in Firefox 3 autocomplete is an automatic feature that cannot be turned off, however you can delete stored autocomplete entries so that the autocomplete list does not drop down. Check out the following link -> Firefox Autocomplete Info

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To turn on inline autocomplete in the Firefox web browser...

1. Enter about:config in the URL field
2. Right-click on the page and create a new Boolean value
3. Enter browser.urlbar.autoFill as the preference name (note, case-sensitive: 'F', not 'f')
4. Set the value to true

A:How to turn on AutoComplete in FireFox

mine did it on default .....

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This may belong in the other software forum and if so I appologize but I was wondering if there was a way to access the information firefox stores for auto complete for forms. I know theres a way to view saved passwords through the tools>options menu, is there such an option or perhaps a settings file that would let me do the same for all the auto complete data?

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The only thing I want autocomplete set on is for my address bar and for usernames and passwords. I don't want it with search bars and things like that. Is this possible to customize it this exact?

A:Is there a way in Firefox to set to only use autocomplete with logins?

Sorry, the Saved Forms tab of Firefox Options says:
Save information I enter in forms and the Search Bar.

-- Tom

P.S. You should visit Firefox support and post a question to see if there is an extension that does what you want.

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Have been researching Firefox for needed improvements and this is two of them
the third is adding more speed to the browser. http://autofill.mozdev.org/

To turn on inline autocomplete in the Firefox web browser...

1. Enter about:config in the URL field
2. Right-click on the page and create a new Boolean value
3. Enter browser.urlbar.autoFill as the preference name (note, case-sensitive: 'F', not 'f')
4. Set the value to true

The speed thing gets it very near DSL, I'm running it on this computer.
Will post it later.

A:Found a Autofill, Autocomplete for Firefox


Hi Dr Dave,

I used your advice of speeding up Firefox--it worked, as they say, like a charm. Thank you very much. Not long ago I discovered this browser and fell in love with it. You obviously also use Firefox. Thus you are the guy to ask about the following problem: I'm unable to download anything using this browser because it, in a grip of paranoia, blocks all downloads. So far I haven't found any way to fix the problem. I will appreciate your help.



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Win XP Pro SP2
Firefox 1.0.7

address bar autocomplete is "on". I want to disable this "feature".

FF > tools > options > privacy > "save information . . " is unchecked

2. userChrome.css
This file sets the display rules for various elements in the Firefox user interface and is located in the sub-folder called chrome in your profile folder. As with user.js, this file does not exist by default, so you need to create it before you can start adding your preferences. There's actually an example file that exists by default, called userChrome-example.css. Basically, you can just rename that file by removing the -example part

I created userchrome.css, as above & added
/* Hide auto-complete in address bar */
#PopupAutoComplete, .autocomplete-tree { visibility: hidden !important;
display: none !important; }

/* Remove arrow from Address bar */
.autocomplete-history-dropmarker { display: none !important; }

My userchrome.css contents:
* Edit this file and copy it as userChrome.css into your
* profile-directory/chrome/

/* Hide auto-complete in address bar */
#PopupAutoComplete, .autocomplete-tree { visibility: hidden !important;display: none !important; }

/* Remove arrow from Address bar */
.autocomplete-history-dropmarker { display: none !important; }

* This file can be used to customize the look of Mozilla's user interface
* You should consider using !important o... Read more

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I have a firefox autocomplete ? it can remember what you've entered in forms on web pages, also known as text fields. After you've entered something into a form on a web page (such as a search box), the next time you visit that page, your previous entry will be available to re-use

Where do I delete everything in forms on web pages, also known as text fields. dose this inclue save passwords will be deleted also ? get back to me please

A:firefox autocomplete? (Moved from Windows 10)

Here you go:

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I'm not sure this is the right forum for this.

Well, that's the problem. It had been working fine. I have Windows xp Home. In Firefox Options>Security I have a check for Remember passwords for sites. In the Privacy tab I have a check for Ask me before clearing private data. Is there some place else I should check? How can I get it to work again? Thanks, grandpaw

A:Solved: Firefox AutoComplete quit working

When you go to Options > Privacy tab > Settings, make sure the box is not checked next to Saved Passwords.

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Steps to reproduce:

1. Create a basic form with an input element for email
2. Add autocomplete attribute with value "email" and name attribute with some random value (not email).
3. When filling this form, autocomplete doesn't work(no previously used values of emails are listed).

Actual results:

No previously filled values of email are listed even though we have provided autocomplete attribute as email.

Expected results:

Previously used values of emails should have been listed as we have provided the autocomplete attribute as email.

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First time post.
Firefox.exe process invokes in Process Explorer, very briefly, if loaded directly from it’s 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 doesn’t 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 ‘window’. So there’s no window. Troubleshooting on my own, I’ve 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.
There’s a bunch of crud in my hijack log, and I’ll 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.
I’m 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... Read more

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Hi everyone.

I have been trying to clear my address bar info as I browse using Firefox.

I have tried 'clear private data' but cannot clear the drop-down bar as I can using IE when I go to

Internet Options>Content>AutoComplete>Clear web addresses(etc).

Is there a similar function in FF that will clear my address bar?

Thanks in advance. lennon:

A:IE "AutoComplete" option for Firefox?

Your Address bar? as in your history?

- Go to the Clear private data section as you previously did
- Press "Settings"
- Ensure "Browsing History" is checked
- Clear your private data again

If you're running FF3 (Everyone should be now, it's amazing) then i think you may be referring to the dropdown box which displays your bookmarks. To clear this you would have to clear your bookmarks, You may also have a bookmark history or "recently bookmarked" section in your Bookmarks menu, to disable this i belive you can delete it.

Also you may have a "Smart bookmarks" folder on your bookmarks toolbar, it bookmarks recent pages... To stop that delete the folder...
(or the entire contents of the folder)...

If you want rid of the bar completely i've found something which will be of interest:


Go to about:config

Search: browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped

Set to true
Search: browser.urlbar.maxRichResults

Set to 0

From: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewto...38765#p3438765

Hope one of these helps,

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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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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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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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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

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A:Firefox process does not terminate in XP

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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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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 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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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
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:100% CPU usage, Firefox top of Process List

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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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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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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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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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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
C:\WINDOWS\system... Read more

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

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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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.

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

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

Wow, Firefox is already memory-hungry like it is!

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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.

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

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

Wow, Firefox is already memory-hungry like it is!

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While using the internet we receive a message "Generic Host Process for Win32 services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

I looked at the reporting log and it referenced two files:

We have to reboot to regain access to the internet. We also have a problem with random tabs opening with some sort of work at home type of advertising. Are these related?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

A:Generic Host Process Needs to Close Pops Up When Using Firefox

Hello, appears like a Bamital infection. Let's run some scans and look at the logs. Is this XP and which Antivirus is running?Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.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 box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If ... Read more

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Hello guys, logging to this site after a long hiatus (good streak of problem-free PC!)

I recently bought a Acer Q302LA laptop and installed many software on it (mainly GOG games, Sophos, WinRAR, virtual clone drive, nothing illegal or dubious). Not sure if this is relevant, but somehow I downloaded Trovi search engine, but I uninstalled it via add/remove programs, changed homepage settings and search engine in Firefox and IE, and ran MBAM, so I believe I have removed it completely.

Now my problem is this: I noticed that I am having trouble with both firefox and IE, in that I will have multiple instances of both in task manager that I am unable to force kill process, giving me message that access is denied. As a result, I cannot open new firefox after the last one is closed. In addition, when I was able to open firefox after restarting my PC, both firefox and IE take forever to load pages, with spinning logos on the tabs. What is perplexing is that sometimes these web browsers linger in task manager after restarting, even if I didn't start these programs.

So as of now I have 8+ IE and 2+ firefox in my task manager that I cannot kill, and excruciating slow loading of web pages or inability to open new firefox without restarting.

I ran both MBAM and Sophos, didn't detect any malware/virus. What do I do next?? Am I in right forum??

Thank you for you help!!

A:Can't kill multiple firefox and IE in task manager, hang process, slow loading

The task manager should show a process for each tab in IE and for each separate window for Firefox. I would suggest uninstalling Firefox and re-installing, to see if the problem returns.

Within IE, go to "Manage add-ons" by clicking on the cog icon in the top right hand corner (Tools (ALT + X)) and look through the extensions, toolbars, etc., to see if anything suspicious is there (disable anything you are unsure about).

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I noticed this software attempting to install itself by flagging down a lot of spyware/viruses on my computer. I hit cancel to avoid installing the software but looks like my computer still got infected. I used MalwareBytes antimalware software which caught a few of the infections. I then used spybot s&d to get rid of some more infections. However my computer still misbehaves:

1. Firefox keeps redirecting links that i click on to junk sites.
2. When i put the laptop to sleep, it cannot resume from sleep, it is stuck at "Resuming Windows".
3. Cannot boot my laptop to the XP recovery partition.
4. I keep getting the error: generic host process for win32 crashing.
5. chkdsk run did not result in any corruptions fixed.
6. Used system recovery to roll back configuration couple of times, but of no use.
7. TDSS killer cannot run. It crashes on invocation.

I followed the procedure to post logs on this website, and i am enclosing the logs here. Also, after running GMER, it is very hard to reboot my laptop. Windows comes on succesfully only after a couple of retries. I also could not save the GMER logs successfully on the first run. The save attempt caused the gmer application to hang. I had to reboot the computer and rerun gmer and then i could save the log ok.
DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by portablemd at 21:14:05.64 on Sun 05/01/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3... Read more

A:Infected with malware (firefox keeps redirecting links, generic host process for win32 keeps crashing)

Hi,Please do the following:Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:Link 1 Link 2 VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop * IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures. Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\C... Read more

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Ok, this question is for a friend, so it will be a lot of relaying the info.

IE remembers the address I've typed in (autocomplete) even when I turn autocomplete off and clear my cookies. It makes going to the site a lot slower when I have to do down past a bunch of the same site addresses. How can I manually remove them from the drop down menu in the address bar?

So someoen told him "go to tools-> internet options and change the days to keep things in history to 0."

I already have that, and this happens even if I've just cleared my history. Some sites are just permanently on the drop down menu when you type the first letter of their address.

He also did Start » Settings » Taskbar & Start Menu Properties » Advanced » Clear and that didn't work either.

It clears all other sites, but http://boards.ign.com ones.


A:Autocomplete links turned off.... yet they still "autocomplete" the links!

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Hi, apparently I have some suspicious stuff on my computer. Like the title says, I have the Google (EDIT: and other search engines) redirection to ads problem in Firefox. On top of this, though, Chrome is unresponsive on startup (the "kill pages" box comes up, but isn't able to do anything). Also, every so often Windows will say that some host process has become unresponsive and will stop it. I ran Malwarebytes Anti-malware, and it was able to fix about 15 problems, but the issues all still persist.

Could anyone give me a hand? Thanks!
EDIT: I'm on Vista Home Premium sp2

A:Firefox redirect, Chrome unresponsive on startup and host process becomes unresponsive. Help?

Hello and welcome. Let's see what these logs show. Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after ru... Read more

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