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IE & Fox Random Crashes


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#1 Rich G.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:52 AM

For a few months I have been getting random crashes with IE or Fox. All software is up to date and system is scanned everyday with BitDefender. Spybot is run once a week. I may go for days without having a browser lockup----then I'll get one or two on the same day. I have looked around----everything seems to be OK. Any observations or comments would be appreciated.

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#2 Rich G.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:07 AM

I use Firefox, and I have gave up on Adobe so I use Foxit Reader. I read in another post the suggestion was to change the program used to open PDFs from a Firefox Plug-in to "Foxit Reader, the Best Reader for Everyday Use". This seems to solve the problem. I'd like to close this report as solved.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:29 PM

How much ram do you have on your computer?

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:29 PM

4G. As this appears to be the only issue---no other program are having problems, and it was solved by changing the app for the .pdf extension, it appears the PDF plug-in for firefox has problems.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:34 PM

4G. As this appears to be the only issue---no other program are having problems, and it was solved by changing the app for the .pdf extension, it appears the PDF plug-in for firefox has problems.



I would remove Adobe then try it again.

Can you list your system specs?

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:03 PM

Adobe Was removed a while back. I got tired of Secunia telling me I had to update Adobe--two versions. Since I made the extension change I have downloaded a few PDF's without the infamous "Server Busy" app running and not retiring.

AI am currently running an Intel quad processor, 2.40 GHz, 64-bit, Vista Pro. I upgraded last year from XP to Vista to run one program---Studio Plus. It had a lot of trouble with XP, but none with Vista. Based upon all the stories I was reading, I was expecting a lot of issues in the upgrade---I had none.

I think the issue has been solved, and the solution makes sense.

Now if I could Find a replacement for Adobe Flash----I would be VERY happy.




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