I used to use adblock plus.....saw one of the guys here giving ublock origin a good rap....so tried it...it was also ok....to tell the truth I found the lot of them all a bit ho hum...
Then I discovered Malwarebytes Browser extension
Works like a charm...as you would expect from Malwarebytes.
Stops Malware/Scams/Ads/Clickbait in their tracks.
SO all i run now is Malwarebytes browser Extension.
Simple and it works
Wjhen you reinstall etc ....it returns Firefox to using your default profile. So...if there is any corruption present there....it will still be corrupted after the reinstall.
Setting up a new profile is actually easy.The hardest part is the time consumed in adding any ad ons you may have. (establishing a new profile wipes all add ons. You start off with a completely fresh slate.
(make a written list of your add ons....or take a screenshot of the add ons page....helps remember them after you have established a new profile.)
There is always the chance that this could be a stuff up in firefox....in which case version 60.1 wont be far away.
Personally I would opt for a fresh profile. Gets rid of the guesswork. Below is my profile page. (menu/help/troubleshooting information/About:profiles (at bottom of blue block on left hand side of page)
Just above Profile: default etc etc....it says 'Create a New profile'
Click on that...read the blurb....then 'Next'....you will then see.....
Give it a name...doesnt matter what you call it....just so you can differentiate it from the original/default....
Then click on 'Finish'
Thats it. Wipe the sweat from your brow. Mine is shown below.
The profile just above this line of type is the new one created. I can click to 'Set as default profile'....which is what you will need to do......Then launch that profile and see how forefox runs. Add your add ons one at a time....and recheck after adding each one.
If it doesnt solve the problem....just click back into about:profiles, and click to remove it or you can always just leave it there. it will do no harm.
Condobloke ...Outback Australian fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3 EXCLUSIVELY.
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