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#1 sve

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 11:46 AM

Hello there, I am hoping that someone here can aid me as this is very frustrating!!

I have been using firefox for the longest time, and just about a week or so ago it began to continually have the start page open every new window.
From there, when I began to use the Google bar on the top right, it will freeze the whole PC!!!
I have reinstalled it (not leaving any files, passwords, etc. behind) now 2+ times, and still it freezes.

I have also went through my Add-ons.

I have now also tried using Google Chrome, and the same thing happens!!

In regards to viruses, I have ran Maleware-Bytes, Spybot- Search & Destroy & AVG 9.0 and all have found nothing.

What in the Wide World of Sports is causing the Crashes??

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:06 PM

Do you have the same problem in IE?
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:35 PM

What security software do you use? And what toolbar security does it utilize? On the off chance you use McAfee, disable the Site Adviser, as it has been having known issues.

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:02 AM

I have not tired IE yet, so I will give that a go!

Anti-Virus wise, I have AVG Free 9.0, with Resident Shield Disabled.

I have uninstalled and Reinstalled Shockwave, Flash and Java and went through my Add-ons..
Oh and I have XP

The reason I tried that was because someone told me that is might be Java as the new versions/updates are more Windows 7 or Vista based that it is possible they are too complex with XP now, but I don't really know if I should install a older version of Java.
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:19 AM

I have been playing around, and it seems to be fine with Internet Explorer 8 ... sucks as I just hate the layout, lol!

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:06 AM

I really dont see a huge difference with the layout between Firefox and IE. Are you sure your using IE 8?
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:09 AM

What do you mean by

I have been using firefox for the longest time, and just about a week or so ago it began to continually have the start page open every new window.


What exactly does your home page do?

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:33 AM

I have the homepage set to my own personal site.
It's just every time I open a new window, the opening page is Firefox saying that it updated.
I searched google and found that there are a TON of people whom are having this issue. I've tried SOME of the solutions that others gave and most don't really do anything

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:38 PM

Hmm, my friend had an issue where whenever he downloaded something, the tabs would just continuously open, so he would literally have 50 or so blank tabs and then his broswer would just like crash =/ It corrected itself, so maybe your problem will too?

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:21 AM

OK Both Firefix and Google Chrome crash on Google and Myspace :thumbsup:

I've used IE8 now for 2 days, it works fine on everything so far!

I've used Malware-Bytes, Spy-Bot, AVG Free 9.0, and all came clean - I did the scans through Safe Mode too.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 07:51 AM

I would continue to use IE8 then. Just make sure that you have the SmartScreen filter enabled. You can do so by going to Safety->SmartScreen Filter->Turn On SmartScreen Filter.
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 03:54 PM

Ya, I guess I will be for a while!
I still wish I knew WTF though, oh well!

I have used Firefox since Day one without an issue. Before that I used Netscape, as I have not used IE since, well ... WAYYYY back, lol!
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 07:04 PM

Do you possibly have the SiteAdvisor toolbar installed in Firefox?

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 09:07 AM

For Add-Ons I only have Net Frameworks 1.1 & Java Quick starter.

For Plug-ins, the usual, Shockwave, Adobe, Flash, Java, Microsoft DRM, Microsoft Presentation Foundation (not sure what that does) and Google Update (which I don' really know what that is so I disabled it)

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:01 AM

While I can't be certain, I think the 'Microsoft Presentation Foundation' plug-in may be the culprit.

Take a look at this thread:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/265053/sneaky-microsoft-plug-in-puts-firefox-users-at-risk/




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