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Firefox Keeps Crashing!  
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10934 posts, RR: 37
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

Maybe you all can help me with this.

I am experiencing multiple crashes since I have uploaded the latest version of Firefox. I wonder why that is. Are any of you having the same problem? Does it come from the software itself that is not stable and may have some form of 'bug' in it?

It seems that every upgrade and new version seems to be worse than the preceeding one and more unstable.

What do you think?

This is way too many crashes. It is very bothersome. I send them crash reports and restore the windows but the crashes are happening way too many times. I am not sure what can be done to correct this. Any ideas or comments on your own Firefox crashing experiences and advice most welcome. Thank you.


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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

I've noticed a lot of crashes with Firefox lately. It's not techically crashing, but I notice it will freeze for about 30 seconds, and then finally start going normal again. It will do this several times before I decide to close the program and relaunch it. Sometimes I have to actually do a system restart.


One of the things I downloaded was CCleaner from Filehippo.com. Cleans out your cache and registry and a bunch of other things at one time. Seems to keep things running smoothly. I usually clean it all out once a week.

While firefox with adblockplus is fantastic, it's not been very good about crashing on my Mac OR my PC, sadly. But, I'm still using it, and writing this using it.

UAL


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10934 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 1):
One of the things I downloaded was CCleaner from Filehippo.com. Cleans out your cache and registry and a bunch of other things at one time. Seems to keep things running smoothly. I usually clean it all out once a week.

Thank you for the hint on CCleaner. I looked for reviews. It seems to have very good rating.

http://software-today.com/ccleaner-review

I must get rid of these FF crashes. Seems that many people have been experiencing them with some of the latest versions. Every time they come up with something new and supposedly better, it seems to be worse than before!



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2478 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Or you could start off by clearing your private data: Open Firefox ->Tools->Clear Private Data and if asked, select "delete all of my private data"

Perhaps your FF is being slowed down by too many cookies and temporary internet files.

[Edited 2010-03-31 04:45:42]

User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 3):
Perhaps your FF is being slowed down by too many cookies and temporary internet files.

Is the use of FF somehow tied to IE? I ask because I never use IE, yet when I run the cleaner, it always detects IE files. And actually, when I downloaded FF, I had a huge problem with it, because of Norton Anti-Virus on my PC. FF wouldn't run with Norton, and I found that Norton is a HUGE program that uses a lot of space and keeps growing as time goes on. I got rid of it, and I've had no issues with speed of my computer since. It used to take 3 min to start up my PC, and now it takes about as long as my Mac once I got rid of the program. The thing about getting rid of Norton, however, is that even if you run the Norton Un-Install program, it doesn't get rid of the entire thing. You have to find a 3rd party Norton remover, and I can't remember which one I used. However, it was free.

UAL


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2478 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 4):
Is the use of FF somehow tied to IE?

UAL I dont think that FF is tied to IE in any way but I am not an expert.

I have heard that you can call Symantec or email them and they will send you a program that completely removes norton antivirus. I've never liked norton antivirus anyway as it seems so incredibly heavy and drains your computer for resources a lot in my experience.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10934 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 3):
Or you could start off by clearing your private data: Open Firefox ->Tools->Clear Private Data and if asked, select "delete all of my private data"

Perhaps your FF is being slowed down by too many cookies and temporary internet files.

I always take that stuff out all the time. More than once a day. I am a bit fanatical about this type of cleaning.  

I forgot to add that most crashed happened while I was uploading pictures of my last trip on Photobucket :- O - hopefully in preparation for a next trip report.

[Edited 2010-03-31 05:33:59]


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User currently offlineTHEBATMAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 851 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3052 times:
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I switched over to Google Chrome a long time ago. It updates itself automatically, is very stable, and all I do is clear out the private data occasionally...very nice.


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

Google chrome. Nuff said.


Much better features.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2478 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 7):
Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 8):

I have google chrome as well but I am missing the quicklinks bar at the top that both IE and FF offer. Is it possible to get it in google chrome as well?


User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 7):
I switched over to Google Chrome a long time ago. It updates itself automatically, is very stable, and all I do is clear out the private data occasionally...very nice.

Ah yes, but do you get Ad Blocker Plus with that? I see absolutely NO ads on any webpage I visit. None on a.net either.

UAL


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2478 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

Also, google chrome isn't able to handle .cer files unlike IE and FF which are both capable of this, so if you have a digital signature, you can't use google chrome.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10934 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

I was getting tired of these nasty FF crashes occurring every two minutes.
I did some research and got the answer. Apparently FF 3.6 does not like Windows XP SP3.

See here:

http://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?t=243237

I did what they said - good resource there by the way - I went back to FF 5.9
Now I will have to see if the thing still crashes. Then I will have to install FF 3.5.  



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 9):
I have google chrome as well

Interesting discussion. I have windows vista and was using IE8. Have now switched back to FireFox and am very happy with it. No crashes at all. Definitely not going back to IE anymore. I am considering downloading Chrome. What are the benefits of Chrome over FireFox?



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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
What do you think?

It has to be something with your computer, I've never had problems with FF.

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 4):

Is the use of FF somehow tied to IE?

No, not in any way or form. The closest ties FF has with IE is that it can import your IE settings, but that shouldn't cause problems.

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 12):
I did some research and got the answer. Apparently FF 3.6 does not like Windows XP SP3.

So there you have it.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10934 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 14):
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 12):
I did some research and got the answer. Apparently FF 3.6 does not like Windows XP SP3.

So there you have it.

Eureka!

Apparently I have not had anymore crashes since I have gone back to FF 5.9 - Time will tell.
I want to keep my Windows XP SP3 there is no way I will change that so I will now stick to the older FF version.



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2478 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 13):

Google Chrome seems like a very light browser. If you have a netbook like I have, you will definitely feel the difference compared to IE. Firefox is pretty fast too though.

Another useful feature in Google Chrome is that the address bar works as a built in google search field as well.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 11):
Also, google chrome isn't able to handle .cer files unlike IE and FF which are both capable of this, so if you have a digital signature, you can't use google chrome

That is not permanent. I am sure gooogle has a download for that.


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 15):
I want to keep my Windows XP SP3 there is no way I will change that so I will now stick to the older FF version.

You'll have to change sooner or later. You're already 2 windows versions behind. Sure there's still plenty of support and what not but that wont last forever.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10934 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2906 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 18):
You'll have to change sooner or later. You're already 2 windows versions behind.

There is no need that I change. I am not into the fashion trends buying new stuff all the time, software or other. As long as it does the job and what I need to do, I will go with it. I am not going to $$$$$$ Microsoft and those others. They are already plenty $$$$$$ enough they don't need more, not from me anyway! XP Pro is good and very stable and I know it well so if I get a blue screen of sorts I will know how to fix it.



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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8976 posts, RR: 39
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2899 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 16):
Another useful feature in Google Chrome is that the address bar works as a built in google search field as well.

Yet another useful feature is that if you use multiple tabs and one crashes, it doesn't bring down the other ones. Close the problematic one and try again without losing everything.

I didn't like Chrome at first when it came out, but now I love it. Stopped using FF about three months ago and never looked back.

[Edited 2010-03-31 13:13:30]


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User currently offlineAverageUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2879 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 18):
You'll have to change sooner or later. You're already 2 windows versions behind. Sure there's still plenty of support and what not but that wont last forever.

Microsoft will offer security updates for the XP SP3 family until April 2014!

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?C2=1173


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4704 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2877 times:

Ok, now I'm glad that I haven't already switched to 3.6! 3.5 is running quite well, so I decided to wait a bit until 3.6 matures. Got 3.5.9 today instead.


Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently onlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 22):
Ok, now I'm glad that I haven't already switched to 3.6! 3.5 is running quite well, so I decided to wait a bit until 3.6 matures. Got 3.5.9 today instead.

Is AbBlock working with 3.6 yet?


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 16):
Another useful feature in Google Chrome is that the address bar works as a built in google search field as well.

IIRC IE8 has this as well, I really liked that feature... OTOH, I also like that Firefox saves the most visited sites in the address bar...

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 19):
XP Pro is good and very stable

Funny thing is, people keep complaining about Vista. I have it for over 2 years now and never had any issues with it. Granted, it came with the new computer, but it works perfectly.



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25 Fly2HMO : I didn't say it because of "trend". There's a reason nobody uses Windows 95 anymore. It's because pretty much no program nowadays can run in W95. The
26 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I have got news... Firefox is crashing again... It has happened several times during the last hour. The thing had stabilized and now it starts acting
27 mham001 : Could be a conflict with an add-on. Have you tried disabling your add-ons one at a time?
28 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I have thought of that. The problem is defining which add-on causes the bug.
29 AverageUser : Tools - Add-ons and then the arduous task of disabling extensions and plug-ins one-by-one. (Theory says it's fastest to disable one half at a time, t
30 iakobos : I have similar freezes on both machines, though not every couple of minutes but sufficiently often to be annoying. one runs Vista Ultimate, the other
31 Post contains images A342 : Since I haven't switched to 3.6, I'd have to consult my crystal ball, but I dunno if you should rely on that. It works fine on 3.5.9 though.
32 asuflyer05 : I found the problem.
33 oa260 : I have had them all. Went to Chrome then had some issues then now back to Chrome again and very happy with it. Love the tabs and layout etc.. Doesnt
34 Post contains images mham001 : I tried Chrome and despite all the hype, it isn't any faster than my internet connection. Doesn't have a fraction of the extensions I like either.
35 Post contains images HorizonGirl : Firefox's performance has been slowly getting worse and worse on my computer. It was hanging every time I entered text. So installed the new Firefox a
36 Fly2HMO : Sounds to me more like computer problems rather than actual browser problems. Corrupt registry perhaps.
37 Post contains images directorguy : I've been using IE for as long as I can remember....a lot of my friends switched to Firefox because 'it doesn't crash as much' but as the comments abo
38 Fly2HMO : Hell NO! Vista was terrible. If anything she should get Win7.
39 HorizonGirl : Yeah, my computer's pretty old too, it's a Compaq Presario 2200. I'm looking at replacing it soon. I've brought it in for repairs several times but e
40 Kappel : I have Vista for 2 years now (it came with my new PC), and never had any problems with it. All my programs run smoothly (including FSX) and FireFox w
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