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Firefox keeps crashing

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by chillyd, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. chillyd

    chillyd Junior Member

    Aug 22, 2007
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    system analyst
    Does anyone have an idea, of what this issue could be? I am running Vista with the latest Firefox upgrade.

    My computer constantly locksup and i have to close out that internet session and open another one.

    It is happening about every 2nd website i visit.

    I am figuring it is some kind of virus, but I can't find it.

    Any one else had this problem?


  2. Gwendoleea

    Gwendoleea Junior Member

    Sep 18, 2008
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    Everything! but Mom first.
    Inside the Matrix
    I was having that problem a while back, and switched to Fl0ck. Same base as f1ref0x and I can use all the extensions that I liked with FF but without the crash. the only bad thing with Fl0ck I have experience is that it does not seem to like downloads, at least not on my laptop - I have to wait about 14 secs every time I download normally, for it to do it's "thing" otherwise I get "flock is not responding" 99% of the time though even if I mess with it while its downloading ( short attn span i guess) It snaps back into shape if I just wait. - i try to use "d0wn them @ll" if at all possible and it creates no hang up.

    I think ever since FF made the leap from the 1.5 version its been glitchy. I run the older version on my desktop as the 2.X+ will crash on that too, though not quite as often. The desktop runs XP btw.

    It COULD be a virus. i never did find one either I just think there are bugs in the programming. Not so much that the creators are messing up but it is impossible for them to make something that will agree with every program also running on everyones computers. You have to consider memory usage/cpu pull etc.

    Anyway, maybe try tr3ndm1cro.c0m and run a free virus scan. i usually find stuff with them that my normal software doesn't pick up. Maybe it will help.

    If you still don't find relief, try fl0ck. you can hide the annoying parts once you get the thing figured out and its just like FF for the most part.

    Good luck, sorry you are having such difficulties.

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  3. thanhclix

    thanhclix Power Member

    Oct 25, 2008
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    What version of adobe flash player do you use?
    If 9, go to adobe to download version 10 right away.
    I have the same problem, after installing version 10, everything goes smoothly.
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