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After installing a patch from you two days ago now firefox hangs after 12 years of flawless service, tried all the fixits, any ideas?

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Recently I have had problems with Firefox. Starting on the morning of Dec. 14th 2016 I turned on my computer and started Firefox, and a new window opened after it saying i needed to install your patch immediately, which i did. I assumed it was about all the hacking of accounts going on but now Firefox barely functions. Youtube and Twitch are almost useless to try and go on and even starting up on my homepage it freezes and hangs until I close it with the Task Manager and try and open it. I have to do this multiple times a session after 12 years of flawless operation now Firefox leaves much to be desired. I've run through all the helpful hints on the troubleshooting pages, to no avail. What's going on? I have updated Firefox to 50.1.0 and I'd hate to think that little patch just destroyed the functionality of this program, but i am keen to get it back to working as flawlessly as it did for 12 years right up until that morning. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Chris Smith

Recently I have had problems with Firefox. Starting on the morning of Dec. 14th 2016 I turned on my computer and started Firefox, and a new window opened after it saying i needed to install your patch immediately, which i did. I assumed it was about all the hacking of accounts going on but now Firefox barely functions. Youtube and Twitch are almost useless to try and go on and even starting up on my homepage it freezes and hangs until I close it with the Task Manager and try and open it. I have to do this multiple times a session after 12 years of flawless operation now Firefox leaves much to be desired. I've run through all the helpful hints on the troubleshooting pages, to no avail. What's going on? I have updated Firefox to 50.1.0 and I'd hate to think that little patch just destroyed the functionality of this program, but i am keen to get it back to working as flawlessly as it did for 12 years right up until that morning. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Chris Smith

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 15.20.20039
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking Rich Internet Application Support - Plugin
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Plug-in for detecting Nero Kwik Media.
  • Shockwave Flash 24.0 r0
  • 5.1.50901.0
  • Unity Player 5.3.5f1
  • Plugin for Wacom tablets.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0

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FredMcD
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. Whenever you get a message / popup that software / files need to be updated;

DO NOT USE ANY OF THE PROVIDED LINKS

While this may be a legitimate message, it could also be Malware or a Virus. Anytime you want or need to check for upgrades, go to the website of the True Owner of the program in question. For example, to check out Firefox, go to https://www.mozilla.org {web link}

You can report such a site at; Google Report Phishing Page {web link} which is the same when done while on site by going to Help > Report Web Forgery

Help us safeguard Mozilla’s trademarks by reporting misuse {web link}

For the last eight months, an epidemic of Fake Update Notices have been popping up all over the place. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-found-fake-firefox-update

. '''Whenever you get a message / popup that''' '''software / files need to be updated;''' <u>'''DO NOT USE ANY OF'''</u> <u>'''THE PROVIDED LINKS'''</u> While this may be a legitimate message, it could also be <u>'''Malware or a Virus'''</u>. Anytime you want or need to check for upgrades, go to the website of the <u>'''True Owner'''</u> of the program in question. For example, to check out Firefox, go to '''https://www.mozilla.org''' {web link} You can report such a site at; '''[http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/ Google Report Phishing Page]''' {web link} which is the same when done while on site by going to '''Help > Report Web Forgery''' '''[http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/legal/fraud-report/ Help us safeguard Mozilla’s trademarks by reporting misuse]''' {web link} For the last eight months, an epidemic of '''Fake Update Notices''' have been popping up all over the place. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/i-found-fake-firefox-update
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4272 solutions 59923 answers

You may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

You may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.