i have a dell vostro 220, running xp, and firefox has recently updated itself.
since then, i am dealing with constant freezes (can move mouse, but nothing is clickable, task manager will not show up, even freezes in safe mode), especially when i attempt to open firefox. i have uninstalled it, reinstalled it, deleted it again, did system restores (unsuccessful), nothing is helping. i am able to get on the internet minimally with ie, but often the same thing happens, only a little later.
is this a firefox issue?
i have been madly googling what's happening and am getting a lot of confusing information. some say that there might be an issue with my video driver (and i can't figure out how to update that btw), some elude to a virus, some advise to disable add-ons. someone mentioned that it might be an issue with all the google applications on my system (i have uninstalled chrome, and am trying to uninstall the google screensaver and toolbar applications, and avast is sending me danger-messages when i do that)
malwarebytes is not finding anything.
avast! is rebelling.
Edited by hamluis, 25 March 2011 - 02:16 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.