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[SOLVED] firefox freezes

Q: [SOLVED] firefox freezes

Hi
I have just reinstalled a fresh version of windows xp sp2 and installed firefox 3.6.13

The thing is that it freezes momentarily whenever I click any link.

I was working on the same version of windows and firefox just a couple of days ago on the same machine and everything was OK.

I do not have any add-ons installed yet, except for the flash player.

any help?

thanks in advance.

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A: [SOLVED] firefox freezes

A common cause of a mini-freeze is a very large screen or very high screen resolution.

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I am running windows XP home edition SP 2, accessing internet via Road Runner. I upgraded Internet Explorer. It froze so I killed it and restarted again. It finished properly the second time, or so it seemed.

IE7 ran OK the first time. The 2ns time it froze on a blank window. No toolbars, no status bar, no nothing, just the frame and blank inside.

Other symptoms: Internet Options opens up OK from the control panel, and every tab seems OK, but when I go connections, LAN settings, the button shows depressed, and the thing freezes.

I can access the WWW without a problem via Firefox. Outlook sends and receives email without a hitch. But any program that checks internet options to see about proxy settings or similar, freezes. Example Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Example the setup program for Max Registry Cleaner and Registry Mechanic.

I ran a virus scan with AVG. The machine was clean. I cleaned up the registry with RegistryFix. There were a lot of lose ends, now it is clean. I ran AVG Anti Spyware. It has a residue of 45 tracking cookies, nothing else. I uninstalled Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Nothing made a difference.

Here is the log from Hijack This. I will be most thankful for your help in figuring out this one.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:29:14, on 1/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:Solved: IE7 Freezes. LAN Settings freezes, but FireFox and Outlook work just fine

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There is a Problem Step Recorder Document in PDF format here!
(Click the above "here" to go to the document!) I have also included HIJackThis logs...
The problem is that whenever I go to Facebook and I have another tab that I switch to... then I switch back to Facebook, Mozilla Firefox freezes... as shown in the Problem Step Recorder Document.

HELP!

I cannot take this anymore!!!!!!!

Anyway, have a great day! LOL!
 

A:Solved: Mozilla Firefox Freezes!

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Does anyone why the new mozilla firefox freezes on my computer ?

A:[SOLVED] New Mozilla Firefox 10 freezes

Well I can tell you Firefox 10 works fine on my Windows 7 PC, so there's nothing intrinsically wrong with Firefox generally. Please read the advice and tips given on this Mozilla support page: Firefox hangs - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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I have been having a problem lately where I will be using Firefox looking at a web page (one site it happened on is https://thankyoucard.citi.com/compare/, when clicking the different + buttons to view details) and all of a sudden the browser will freeze. The cursor turns into a hand, I can still move the cursor around, but within 10 seconds my monitor goes black, says it's going to sleep, and my computer keeps running. My only solution is to manually reboot it (I don't like doing that). I'm not sure what is causing the problem or whether it is Firefox or Windows. I thought it was Firefox because that freezes but I can still move my cursor (which would lead me to believe Windows is still functioning), then my monitor goes to sleep (as if my computer is off). Maybe Firefox freezes and then my computer does the same shortly after which makes my monitor think the computer is effectively off and so the monitor goes to sleep?

I am running Windows XP SP3 and Firefox version 3.6.13. Any more information needed I'd be glad to provide, including an HTJ log if that would help. I appreciate any help.

UPDATE: I just tried the website I mentioned earlier, this time on Internet Explorer version 8.0.6001.18702, and I did not have the freezing problem. This leads me to believe that it is a Firefox specific problem. Also, my dad suggested that the AdBlockPlus add-on for Firefox might have something to do with it. I disabled ABP and encountered the same freezing issue reg... Read more

A:Solved: Computer freezes while using Firefox

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2558 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE TurboCache(TM), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 182017 MB, Free - 155506 MB; D: Total - 8737 MB, Free - 462 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., EMERY
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Recently, my internet connection has been freezing intermittently during normal activities. The screen and mouse freeze and the screen totally blacks out. On occasion, it completely shuts down and reboots itself, but other times I am able to restore the screen by clicking and moving the mouse. Upon trying to resolve this issue myself, I thought the problem was caused by a download from an addon through Firefox. I completely disabled it, but this has not solved the problem.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Internet Freezes while on Firefox

does it do the same if you use a different browser?
 

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I`ve tried everything from reinstalling, changing the version of FireFox and going to safe mode but it still freezes and hangs for me.
Sometimes it hangs for a few seconds and others for a few minutes, it happens constantly.

Any help would be most welcome because i don`t really want to change browsers.

I`ve done all the malware checks with MalwareBytes, SuperAntispyware and Bitdefender 2011 and it found nothing.

A:[SOLVED] Firefox 6.02 constantly hangs and freezes

Try disabling all addons and toolbars, and make sure your plugins are up to date - Firefox Plugin Check

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Hello All,

I just updated my version of Firefox this morning to version 3.6.14,
and, after the update, Firefox highly recommended to update my version of Flash as well. I updated it to Flash version 10.2.152.32, and, now, when I try to play a video on Youtube for example that uses flash, windows completely freezes, screen goes black and I have to do a hard-reboot.

I am running Windows XP Professional.

Any help is deeply appreciated!

Thank you!

A:[SOLVED] Updated Firefox 3.6.14 & Flash 10.2.152.32 BUT NOW Computer Freezes on any F

Have you got an ATI or nvidia card? I know recent ATI drivers have caused problems with Flash videos, not sure about nvidia though.

Make sure you've got the latest graphics driver installed. Also, right-click the youtube video, select Settings and disable hardware acceleration, then refresh the page before playing.

Have you got SP3 installed for XP, and all critical MS updates?

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hi. my live streaming on firefox was working like a charm until recently it started to lag. now its to the point where it will lag then just freeze. i've scanned my computer using malwarebytes and super antispyware but both are saying nothing is corrupted.

i'm currently using firefox 4 but i tried using 5 to see if it would make a difference and it doesn't. please help

A:[SOLVED] live streaming on firefox lags or freezes

Run the test at speedtest.com to check your Internet speeds. If they are not what you expect them to be (near what you are paying for), then you need to talk to your Internet service provider.

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I got a rather irritating Virtumundo problem earlier and while i did manage to remove it or so the virtumunodbegone program claims, my browsers are not working properly so i would like some help in fixing them if possible. (and gods know what other old stuff is on my computer as aside from some scans and such i haven't done any serious cleaning o.O)Here is my highjackthis logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 15:38:23, on 03.04.2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Programfiler\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Programfiler\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Programfiler\D-Tools\daemon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Programfiler\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Programfiler\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exeC:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exeC:\Programfiler\Sym... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Freezes When Started & Firefox Freezes/crashes On Some Websites

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer. One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan. You have a very severely infected system -- likely because of the lack of antivirus & firewall software.This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I ReinstallWe can clean this machine but I cannot guarantee it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.

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The title explains it all. No matter what I do in firefox it freezes after about 5 min of it being open and never used to do that. When it freezes my whole computer freezes my task manager wont come up and I can't do anything so I have to reset my computer...

A:Firefox freezes and then freezes my computer

Which version of Firefox do you have ?

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If I am using Firefox for an extended period of time, sometimes the program will lock up for no particular reason and I will not be able to close it. Task Manager shows it (and eventually the other apps I am running) are not responding, but whenever I click "End Tasks," nothing happens. I end up having to restart my computer and often lose data. Can someone help me with this? I have HijackThis, I can copy a log here if someone is willing to help.

Thank you!
 

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Not sure why, but everytime I try to click on a video link in Firefox, it freezes up on me.

I've tried to uninstall/reinstall but it still gives me this problem.

Any ideas?
 

A:Firefox freezes on me

Run Firefox in safe mode.
Start> Mozilla Firefox> Mozilla Firefox(Safe Mode).
If it runs ok, then it is an extension or theme effecting Firefox.
If that doesn't help, create a new profile. Uninstalling Firefox doesn't delete your
profile and Firefox will still have problems if it is corrupt.
 

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My mozilla Firefox freezes at random intervals, how do i fix this???
I will be surfing the web, and when i scroll, write text, or move my mouse, the web page will freeze randomly... what is going on and how do i fix this?
ill be really happy and ill appreciate so much if anybody helps me out!

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pretty much most of the day i have been getting firefox not responding, then it greys out then i get a message about a script on the page with the option to continue or stop the script,its also the same on my desktop ,currently using laptop ,could it be anything to do with windows updates, im considering system restore, however i want my updates also.
any ideas most welcome
edit: Here's a funny thing since i posted i havent had any freezes . bet it starts freezing after this edit
edit 2 :haha wont you credit that , it think its a google thing as when i went googling after 1st edit it froze again im going to disable google enhance as it updated today and that may be the cause.

A:firefox freezes

its deffinately a google thing as it only freezes when i use google ,thats not good as i use it daily.and the rest of the family

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I have XP Home. My Firefox 2.0.0.3 freezes everytime (or almost) when attempting to enter a certain web site -- townhall.com. It's slow on others, but only freezes on that specific web site (so far). I.E. 5 works fine entering that site. Any ideas?
 

A:Firefox 2.0.0.3 - freezes

Try rendering it in IE mode. There are various extensions to Firefox for doing so; I think that the one I'm using is this: http://ietab.mozdev.org/
 

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Re: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f131...ed-157985.html

hello i couldnt resolve this problem does any one have any other solution?

A:Firefox freezes

It has to be spyware or malware scan your spyware and malware fighting softwares. It has to be that i am 100 percent sure.

Other than that your CPU could be single clocked. When you run too many application and you mutlitask the information can be sent to the wrong places which will cause your firefox to crash.

I suggest you reinstall it, scan your spyware malware fighting software or stop multitasking if your cpu is single clocked.

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Hello,

I have been experiencing this almost daily now. Firefox essentially freezes when I open a new tab. After the freeze, the computer freezes and I cannot even move the mouse. I Try to open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) but that window will not come up as well. I have to manually shut off the machine and bring it back up. Any reason why this maybe hapening? There are no errors what so ever. When the freeze happens, Firefox will show not responding.

Here is some info on my browser:
Firefox 53.0.2 (32-bit)

Hopefully this has happened to someone and we can fix it. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Firefox 53.0.2 Freezes

Start by re-downloading FF: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/?icn=tabz and let's see if that fixes it.

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update

ii deleted and reinstalled firefox 3.5.browser appears to be ok.
last night i started avast to see if the system would freeze. it ran its program. this morning i refresh the screen andthe system was reset.
error code 10000007f,bcp1 00000008.

system restart.where do i start.

aharq

A:xp freezes with firefox

do you have google desktop installed?
there are some known issues of Firefox with that with similar kind of problems

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Hello,

I have been experiencing this almost daily now. Firefox essentially freezes when I open a new tab. After the freeze, the computer freezes and I cannot even move the mouse. I Try to open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) but that window will not come up as well. I have to manually shut off the machine and bring it back up. Any reason why this maybe hapening? There are no errors what so ever. When the freeze happens, Firefox will show not responding.

Here is some info on my browser:
Firefox 53.0.2 (32-bit)

Hopefully this has happened to someone and we can fix it. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Firefox 53.0.2 Freezes

Start by re-downloading FF: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/?icn=tabz and let's see if that fixes it.

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Hi, I’ve been having this problem for some time. The screen freezes and the music coming through the speakers loops in a stutter.
It mainly happens with both Firefox versions 2 and 3, usually (so I think) on a page with (intense/badly written) Java Script.
It has also recently happened when I’m configuring my Xbox to link using Media Center during the automatic step.
I believe this might be a Hardware problem, but I don't know what else to try. I have tried diagnostics on my memory as well as increasing my Page File size and disconnecting various USB devices.

Thanks a lot in advance,
Alasdair

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Specs:
Processor: Intel Core 2 ([email protected]))
Ram: 4.00 GB
Graphics: 2x320 Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS (using 3 monitors)
OS: Vista Ultimate
Storage: 451GB
Network Adapter: Belkin Wirelss G USB
 

A:Firefox Freezes Vista

Are you on 32-bit or 64-bit Vista?
 

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I am finding 3.6.13 very unstable. Everytime I minimize it it freezes and not only will it not maximize, you can't even right-click to get the mini-menu to restore it. It also randomly freezes from time to time. One solution I saw required reinstalling AND setting it as the default browser. Can't do the latter. I'm about to abandon using it.

A:Firefox freezes when I minimize

4.0 will be out shortly. Last Beta version has been thoroughly tested.

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Hi, I've been having a problem with Firefox for several days now. It freezes up all the time. I downloaded waterfox and that does the same. Do I need to update something? I also use Opera (no problems with that) but Firefox has all my links and I don't know how to get them to use in another browser.

Thank you

A:Firefox constantly freezes

To use your links in another browser,you need to save the links on your computer ,first.
This is how you do that : Open Mozila Firefoxand use this combination ctrl+shift+B to open your bookmarks.
Then click Import and Backup>Export bookmarks to HTML - this will let you save your bookmarks in HTML format.
Save the file on your desktop to find it easily.

Then open the browser ,that you want to use those links in, for example -Internet explorer.
Click File>import and export>import from a file>tick "favorites"... Then select the file that you have saved on the desktop and click- OK. The bookmarks will be added to Internet explorer and you'll be able to use them without even restarting the browser.
Good luck

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Hi everyone.

Whenever I use the Firefox Browser, (always the latest version), my O/S freezes after 5-10 minutes. I have to 'crash' restart the system when that happens.

I note that although I don't use Windows Edge or Explorer that Ccleaner has to close Edge to clean it - even though I haven't opened Edge - it seems to be always running in the background.

Could it be that Microsoft (who no longer offer browser choice as mandated by the courts) are trying to force users to use Edge?

Has anyone any other ideas please?

Can I disable Edge (Microsoft say not), if so how please? Will Windows 10 still update with Edge disabled does anyone know please?

Thank you for reading.
 

A:Windows 10 freezes using Firefox!

Just to note: a choice is available in W10 as to which browser you use. Most of the time, I use IE11. It's a matter of setting your defaults in Settings. Type def into the Settings app (available from your desktop searchbox, your action centre, in the start menu, etc.), and make your selections there. Once you've chosen your default browser, you can set your search engine of choice in your browser's settings. I use Bing because I like it. If you prefer something else, then choose what one you prefer.

Sorry I can't help with Firefox--I don't use it.
 

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Hi, folks, I read thru many pages and did not see my particular problem.

I am using Firefox 3.5.7 (but the problem has occurred in prior versions as well) and running XP Professional Version 2002.

I host a private health message board on ProBoards for people with Multiple Sclerosis, and I store all of my emoticons on Photobucket. Some are animated, most are not, and I am the primary user.

In recent months, I noticed that Photobucket has changed its look, which I suppose implies a change to its format as well.

Problem: When I open Photobucket, 4 out of 5 times within seconds I will get that lovely little MS hourglass, and Firefox gives me a message in the blue bar at the top that simply says (Not Responding).

At that point it is impossible to force quit (CTRL + ALT + DELETE). I have to pound on those keys several times until the computer panel comes up, then access programs or processes, delete Firefox and ... start again.

Basically this means I can't use Photobucket with Firefox -- which means I need to find a new place to store images or try yet another browser. I've worked my way thru most of them, including Google Chrome, and prefer Firefox.

Anybody encountered this problem, or have a suggestion for me?

Many thanks.

Dottye
TreeHouseAdmin

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Hello all,
I hope that you can help with this problem,
My Firefox Internet browser freezes all the time. I had always had a problem with it but recently it would be every time i start it!
At the moment I dont have any extensions but i used to have:
Site advisor and medie browser.

I hope you can help!

A:Firefox freezes [RESOLVED]

i'm having the same problem. It just freezes when i type one letter or click on a button link. I hope someone can help ... :S

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This just started yesterday. Even after the latest update (today), the problem continues. I have Firefox set to open links in a New Tab. If I click a link on my homepage (Google News), the new tab opens then promptly freezes. Even if I click the + to open a new blank tab, it freezes.

I created a "new places database" (rename the files places.sqlite to places.sqlite.old and places.sqlite-journal to places.sqlite-journal.old), no change.

I started Firefox with addons disabled, no change.

If I right click a link and "open in new window", I don't have any problems. I did a refresh about 3 weeks ago (thanks Kaspersky, NOT). And slowly put everything back in. I didn't notice anything wrong until last night when I went looking for an addon at Mozilla's site. The addon page loaded fine, when I clicked on the install, it froze.

TIA

A:Firefox freezes upon opening a new tab

How about a Firefox Reset ? Hardware acceleration in options use to cause me an issue with opening firefox would be slow, either a graphics card driver update or plug in set to ask to activate i believe solved my issue.

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This problem has been bugging me for quite some time and I'm really desperate to fix this. Previously, my firefox version was 33.0 and I've started to get some hanging and unresponsive script when I'm playing facebook games. Hence, I've updated my firefox to the latest one which is version 34.0.5 thinking it would solve my problem, but it is very much worse now.

It freezes at very random moments that I couldn't track what problem is it. I've resetted firefox, uninstalled and reinstalled back, start in safe mode, disabling each extension to see what causes the problem but to no avail. It even freezes when I'm ONLY loading a few (less than 5) tabs.

I have also did the following methods but nothing helps as well :
1. Updating Adobe and Shockwave Flash to the latest version
2. Option > General > unchecked the hardware acceleration
3. Disabling Protected Mode in Flash by adding 'ProtectedMode=0' to the "mms.cfg" file. (This solved the unresponsive shockwave script)

Please help me as I'm really desperate to solve this. Thank you

A:Firefox 34.0.5 freezes constantly

Reinstalling Fx rarely fixes anything, as nearly all problems are located in the Fx Profile, not in the program itself.

As you did not mention Hardware Acceleration, try turning it off, as that often solves odd problems:
It is found in the Fx Options/Advanced/General menu.

If that does not help, it is time to try a new profile. The best instructions are found at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a...ile_on_Windows . The site is being cantankerous as of this writing, so you might encounter difficulty in accessing the file.

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Hi. I have been having problems mainly with my internet browser. I normally use firefox. I can only go to a couple of pages before it stops responding. Sometimes it crashes instead. I have tried internet explorer and the same thing happens, and chrome doesn't work at all.

I have multiple copies of wuauclt.exe running. When I restart my computer (by holding the power button because I can't restart normally), I have one of these running, but they multiply until I have like 50 of them.

Like I said before, I can not restart my computer. When I hit restart, it usually gets to "windows is shutting down" before it freezes.

Here is the dds log:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Keith McCall at 17:40:46.29 on Thu 08/05/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.298 [GMT -4:00]

AV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile ... Read more

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Hello all I have a problem that's been annoying me for a while. Every time I am browsing with firefox it freezes up randomly. But most of the time when using hotmail.

I am running firefox 8.0 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
Processor: intel core i3 processor @3.07 Ghz.
RAM: 2x2.0 gb = 4.0 GB

Now I have found out that it is most likely the cause of all the plugins so I will post a list of all the installed plugins. Though most of them I do not remember allowing them to install.

The enabled plugins are:

- 2007 microsoft office system
- bank e-dentifier
- adobe acrobat
- divx web player
- google update
- itunes application detector
- windows media player
- nexon game controller
- npffapi
- quicktime
- realplayer plugin
- shockwave flash
- silverlight

Disabled ones are:

- BYond stub
- divx vod helper
- getplus for adobe
- google earth
- google talk
- java deployment toolkit
- realjokebox NS
- reallusion CT4player
- realplayer G2 Liveconnect-Enabled
- Shockwave for director
- Yahoo application state

Exensions are:

- Adblock plus
- Element Hider
- Final Fantasy Radio toolbar (which I wanted)
- Zonealarm security toolbar

If there's anything else you need to know. Feel free to ask.

Hopefully someone can help me.

A:Firefox freezes up/not responding

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:List IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Would anyone know why Firefox would just start glitching and freezing up?

A:Firefox glitches and freezes.

Could be an incompatible addon or toolbar.

Which version of Firefox are you running?

Have you tried disabling addons then restarting?

Do you have this trouble with any other browsers?

Does it only happen when you're visiting particular sites?

Are your plugins all up to date? Plugin Checker

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Hey all...first I just want to say that the post that you're supposed to read before posting a hijack this log was REALLY Helpful...that cut down on most of my problem...and I didn't even know that my anti-spyware program was the cause because at first...i had NO problems...not until about a month ago...ANYWAY..It was MAx Secure Spyware Detector...but Spybot says it was fake...and that was the reason I had one of the viruses...because it downloaded it...(made me mad because I paid for it!) seemed like a good one...so if you know anything about that...let me know too...because my subscription is good until June...So here's the problem...my firefox freezes when I'm using it....and during it's freeze...I start getting pop ups from internet explorer...they are mostly blank now, but every now and then an advertisement is there...or if I've recently done a search, I'll have search results for that topic in an ie window. ...Spybot S&D can't remove one of the things it found....smitfraud-C.CoreService . It's scanned a couple of times and removed everything else (and it was a lot...) but not this one....after several reboots...still not able to move it...I did everything else....so...here's my hijack this log....Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:03:17 AM, on 11/23/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS&... Read more

A:Blank Ie Pop Ups..firefox Freezes...

Hello kimyatta,Sorry for the late reply, but as you can see we handle more than our fair share of logs. If you still have problems please post a fresh HijackThis log and we can begin the cleaning process.Regards,

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Firefox 3.5.3 freezes every time I open it. I have to 'ctrl+alt+del' to force quit the application. I tried to uninstall the application so I can reinstall it, but the application doesn't show up in the list of 'add remove software' list in the control panel.
Is it the connection or the software.
The computer works fine other than trying to connect to the internet.

A:Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3 freezes

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Is it the connection or the software.
The computer works fine other than trying to connect to the internet.




I'm sorry, but what exactly did you mean?

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Yesterday we somehow downloaded that horrible Antivirus XP program with the warning boxes constantly popping up. It seems to be gone(no more boxes or fake security warnings) - I think I may have taken care of it by running Malwarebytes. I also ran Avast antivirus(free version). Maybe it's a coincidence, but since then Mozilla Firefox freezes up every 10 secs or so and stays frozen for perhaps a half minute, maybe longer. IE runs fine, everything else on the PC runs fine. Any ideas on what I can do? I have File Assasin and Hijack This on my PC(from a different Firefox problem in the past) if that would help with a diagnosis.Thanks.EDIT: Moved from XP to Am I Infected, more appropriate forum ~ Hamluis.

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Since getting rid of(I think) that "Antivirus XP" thing, Firefox freezes up for about maybe a half minute. After it unfreezes, it freezes up again perhaps 10-15 secs later. IE somewhat works ok, though seems a little slow on some sites. I tried downloading Google Chome and it won't download any websites. I've run Malwarebytes and Avast anti-virus.

Any suggestions?

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Hope someone can help me with this. I just hooked up a new wireless router to connect my notebook to the high speed cable connection I have at home (a desktop is connected to the router by ethernet cable), but now Firefox stops working after about 20 minutes. After it stops working I closed Firefox, then tried to restart it but windows displays the message "Firefox is already running, you must close Firefox or restart your computer". Then I opened the task manager and tried to close the Firefox process but it would not close. At this point I had to restart the computer and then the internet connection works fine for about 20 min. When first starting Firefox the taskmanger says it is using 19892k of private working set memory, and when it freezes it is using 35340k memory. Things are complicated quite a bit in that since the notebook had not been online for over a month, once online I was prompted to update multiple programs at once.

Updates were made to the following programs: Firefox updated to vers 3.0.5 / Avast anti virus updated to vers 4.8.1296 (home edition) / Windows Defender updated, Multiple Windows updates and hotfixes / Zone Alarm firewall updated to vers 8.0.065. The wireless router installed is Linksys WRT160N. Tech suppt walked me through configuring the router on the telephone so I beleive all the configuration settings should be correct; Security set to wpa2 personal on the router.

Any Ideas? I realize all the updates complicate things but maybe so... Read more

A:New Router Firefox Freezes

Uninstall ZoneAlarm. Install it again and immediately uninstall it. Restart.

If that doesn't cure your problem what version of Windows and what service pack level?
 

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Every time I try and access the website "compass.illinois.edu" and I type in my login, firefox crashes. Things I updated:FirefoxJavaFlashI had to resort to Internet Explorer and that worked for a few days and eventually IE began to crash as wellI need to access that site to do my homework.Im sick of using my room mates computerI tried reinstalling Firefox and still no fix.The site uses javaMalware is my guess.I ran PC Tools Internet Security, AVG, PC Tool Registry Mechanic, and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and none found anything.

A:Firefox freezes with java

Have you tried uninstalling Java, rebooting, then installing it again?

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When I load up YouTube or browse the internet for any matter Firefox and Internet Explorer both don't just crash but freeze my computer downright forcing me to hold the power button. I just installed a Radeon HD6450 to my PC. I understand this has GPU acceleration that may be interfering. This issue doesn't happen on chrome but I absolutely hate chrome, it's slow and randomly crashes. I would prefer Internet over chrome and Firefox over both, but I can't get this issue fixed. I have the most recent firefox and have already reinstalled it twice.

A:Firefox Freezes When Trying to Play A Video

Normal surfing crashes the computer, or when trying to play web based video?

If it's video only, ensure Java and Flash are up to date.

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Hi all,

I am using FF 5 currently and every time I leave the browser for a few minutes and then 'wake' it from being idle, I get a delay until it starts to respond to anything.

It seems that this problem started when I first upgraded from FF 3 to 4 and has been going on since then.
I have tried to disable some add-ons to test if this would make a difference, have created a new profile, cleared cache, history etc. but nothing seems to keep the browser from going into this 'hibernation mode'.

I really do like FF per se, but this issue is driving me nuts. Has anyone had the same experiences with FF and can maybe help me with some advise on how to fix this.

thanks so much in advance!

PS: I use windows 7 (64 bit) and run the FF 64 bit version with it.

wheelz

A:Firefox freezes after being left idle

Hi wheelz, welcome to 7 forums.
Download Revo Uninstaller Portable - Download and use it with default settings to remove FF. Reboot before re install.

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Hi Guys,

New here and signed up because I cannot figure out what to do.

For a little while, Firefox web browser (google) links have been redirecting me to other sites. Just random sites that have nothing to do with what I was searching. I've ignored it as haven't had time to work on it- Big mistake. A couple days ago I got infected with Internet Security 2010 (a rogue anti-spyware program). I removed it using Malwarebytes.

However, since then my internet (both firefox and more so IE) freezes on me almost anytime I go on it. Not only will internet freeze but then it usually also freezes my computer and then I have to reboot. I have AVG anti-virus and neither that or Malwarebytes has detected anything (I ran both scans yesterday).

As you can tell I'm not completely computer savy so if there's an complicated procedures to run please let me know how to do so.

Please any help would be appreciated!

Thanks

Update- Ran a scan with Housecall, but it did not find any threats.

A:Firefox Keeps Redirecting, Internet freezes

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Hi,

I need help in resolving this annoying problem i have been having. I had been infected with a virus caused by Yahoo Messenger a few weeks ago. I have clean out the virus and malware thru various software such as SuperAntispyware, Malwarebytes, AVAST and MicroTrend Office Virus scanner. As of my recent scan, there is no indication of any virus nor malware exist in my system...i believe that. However, i am still having issue with using Firefox both version 3.0.17 and 3.6 and also the Internet Explorer software causing my WinXP(essentially my laptop) to freeze at random. It used to be just watching movie but now its like it freezes at its will. I have ran event viewer and i have come up with various error messages but nothing seem to repeat. I have error message from Firefox hanging to fault bucket to IEXPLORE hanging to Rundll32.exe hanging..etc...my computer has no issue in freezing when i don't run the internet browser...i am hoping someone on this forum can assist. thank You. I am pasting the Hijackthis log file below for your reference.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:26:25 PM, on 2/11/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\... Read more

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Hello
Ive tried all of the different malware removal tools and other anti virus tools
that I could learn about on the other threads posted here. Can't seem to get
this thing resolved. It's been 6-7 days of trying repairs, thinking it's been fixed and then
having the computer hard freeze in firefox. Any thoughts? I'm posting
because I am out of DIY ideas on this.
Thanks.
 

A:desktop hard freezes in firefox 39.0

Anyone out there?
 

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Yesterday, I started up my computer, and tried to open firefox. After I opened it, the status bar stuck on saying "Looking for www.google.com"
I tried rebooting my computer, I did a spyware check, virus scan and defragged, tried again, but to no avail.
I decided to check it with HiJackThis, here's the log :

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 3:16:15 PM, on 2/9/05
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DRMON\SMARTAGT\SMARTAGT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
D:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON CLEANSWEEP\CSINJECT.EXE
D:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON UTILITIES\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SYMTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ICCACHE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\COMSMD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\STARTER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
D:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DESKTOP LOCK\DLOADER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\POINT32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\MXOALDR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
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When I start Firefox, I notice a wheel spins and nothing moves, just freezes, mouse pointer just freezes and it just hangs there for about 20 seconds and sometimes longer.  I have Sony Vaio E Laptop using Windows 7, 64 bit, 8 GB RAM. I have tried clearing cache, updating to latest version of Firefox and clearing all history but it still keeps doing this.  Any suggestions as to what could be causing the problem anyone? Thanks in advance.

A:Firefox freezes laptop when loading

Do you face same with chrome as well ?

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for some reason recently firefox has been freezing any time i minimize. there may be other conditions that have caused a freeze but i cant recall.

if anyone has a clue what might be causing this i would appreciate the input.

also i don't know if i should attach any information along with this msg...

A:firefox freezes most times i minimize etc.

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Originally Posted by johnynumber5


for some reason recently firefox has been freezing any time i minimize. there may be other conditions that have caused a freeze but i cant recall.

if anyone has a clue what might be causing this i would appreciate the input.

also i don't know if i should attach any information along with this msg...




Try reinstalling Firefox and then make sure it is set as your default browser.

Let me know if that helps, if not we can try something else.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 584792 MB, Free - 372672 MB; D: Total - 21422 MB, Free - 2311 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 4028 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1695
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Thanks for your help,

Boyd.
 

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