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Firefox locks up on s.imwx.com and s.ytimg.com. It locks up so completely that I have to cold reboot the PC!

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It happens when I go to certain web pages.

At the bottom of the browser window it is waiting for s.imwx.com, or in other cases s.ytimg.com. Maybe others as well.

It locks up so completely that I have to cold reboot the PC! It can't be closed with the Task Manager.

I had a similar problem with IE, so I switched to Mozilla.

There is no "crash ID", it just spins forever and never recovers.

In Windows 7

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And now it's "s.ytimg.com"

Is it "s.ANYTHING.com" ? What is this stuff?

And why can't I force a shutdown of Firefox?

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That are probably domains used by Yahoo! to host images or scripts.

  • "Clear the Cache": Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"
  • "Remove the Cookies" from sites that cause problems: Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of your add-ons is causing your problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).

See Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems and Troubleshoot issues with plugins like Flash or Java to fix common Firefox problems


Your above posted system details show outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks that you should update.

  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r2

Update the Flash plugin to the latest version.