Posted 09 November 2009 - 05:43 PM
Since updating the other day to Firefox 3.5.5 and the latest Java v6 u17 my browser has been intermittently crashing. I read on Google that this could be caused by one or both of the Java Plugins. I wondered is it ok if I disabled them as a test to see if it stops Firefox crashing, or does the browser need Java to operate. As add-ons I use No-Scripts, Ad-Block Plus, WOT and I also have Download Helper installed. As far as plug ins go I have the two mentioned Java ones as well as the Mozilla default plug-in, the Shockwave Flash and VLC Mediaplayer plug-ins. Otherwise I have the Microsoft DRM and Windows Media Player plug-ins switched off. I have cleared the cache and also cleaned out my cookies. The only Cookies on my PC are my regularly visited sites. Does anybody have an idea on what is causing Firefox to have these crashes?. All of the above are updated to the latest versions.
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