Has anyone ever, that they can recall, had Firefox crash their computer after they downloaded it? I downloaded it on Sunday a couple weeks back and then Tuesday had two unexpected shutdowns of Windows...Saturday it quit on me for good. My cousin, who's the computer geek of the family, got it working again by wiping out my hard drive...I'm hoping it wasn't Firefox as it ran fine for the first two days without a problem. I did get a rogue security software popup that Friday and though I desperately tried to keep it from installing, and ran a ton of scans, I suppose they could have missed something. The Dell diagnostic turned up a hard drive error...Firefox wouldn't cause a hard drive error I don't think. But I'm not sure.
I also got Spyware Blaster around that same time, and one of the other good free Spyware programs, but the name is eluding me at the moment, dangit. So really, I don't know why I singled out Firefox...*sigh*
I'm just a nervous type, I do kind of panic easily, but I don't want to repeat the same mistake and crash my PC again.
I have a Dell Dimension 1420 laptop, Windows Vista service pack 2.
Edited by ChicagoMel, 26 January 2010 - 12:59 AM.