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#1 Jeff_M

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:19 PM

hi, i am having a problem and it is quite annoying...

my firefox keeps freezing/hanging at completely random times. It can be at the beginning of a session, the middle or the end, it can happen when i have 1 tab open or multiple tabs open.
the only way out is ctrl-alt-delete and ending FF that way.

I have run antivirus/malware, etc programs and the problem continues.
I have run firefox in safemode and the problem persists, i have re-installed FF and it still happens.

I am at a loss.

I run XP home and will provide more info as requested....plz help :thumbsup:

Edited by Jeff_M, 06 December 2008 - 06:20 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 05:45 AM

Hi Jeff_M,

When you reinstalled FF, did you reinstall the same version or a different version? Did you try it without any plugins? Is it freezing not only randomly with respect to time, but also with respect to which websites are open?

Try going into tools / options and click on Advanced and then Updates. Are any of the update notifications checked? If so, uncheck them and see if this does anything.

Zllio

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 08:06 AM

Jeff_M

If you're still having problems what firewall are you using?

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 09:49 PM

ah thnx, but i figured this one out :thumbsup:
(thnx to Zllio for leading me in the right direction!)
seems it was a program that was updating automatically and for some reason drawing priority in FF..not sure which one
but i turned off a couple programs auto-update and all seems fine.

tnx for the help

Edited by Jeff_M, 09 December 2008 - 10:07 PM.





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