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firefox is slow, can't find sites, runs hours after shutdown, freezes


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#1 Guy_Walters

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

Hi,

I noticed some recent problems with Firefox. At first, I noticed that frequently, when clicking on a search result in google, it could take 3-45 seconds to load a page. It would occasionally return "oops, couldn't find". Upon retrying the link it would briefly state something about "redirecting". It would occasionally open the page in a kind of basic html, with no images. All this before (after several clicks) finally loading the page in question. Next, I noticed that with many copies of firefox running, it would slow down and eventually freeze. Next, I noticed that after having a few copies open for a long time, it freezes for 1 second at 1 minute intervals.
Does this sound like something in particular?
Help,

Ben

Edited by hamluis, 20 January 2011 - 05:28 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.


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Posted 18 January 2011 - 05:43 PM

Sounds like a good reason to do two things:

a. Uninstall firefox, then reinstall.

b. Use another browser, as a point of comparison.

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#3 Guy_Walters

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:25 PM

Hey,

I guess I will uninstall Firefox.
Another thing that happens is that Firefox will run for 20 minutes after I closed all windows.
Thanks for the help.
Explorer does not seem to have these problems.

Ben

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:23 AM

Hi Guy_Walters -
Try I.E for a while - Do you have I.E. 7 or I.E. 8 installed ??
Firefox can be fully removed and you can use Safari or ORCA as your reserve browser for a while - I always like to have a reserve browser if these problems occur -

Thank You -

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:48 AM

Try Firefox Safe Mode. Still have a problem?

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:07 AM

I just used Chrome and noticed that I am getting the "oops can't find" and it took forever to load the page. But it is random.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:21 AM

In fact, it seems even worse on chrome. Let me try firefox safe mode.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:14 PM

IT is even happening in my steam browser.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 05:19 PM

Sounds like malware

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:14 AM

I have tested my machine for malware with many different types of software. They all come up either negative, or unable to help. Is it time to reinstall windows?

Firefox safe mode didn't help.




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