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Yahoo.com keeps freezing my computer

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I use yahoo only for news articles. As of about 2 weeks ago or so, anytime I access their site, my computer completely freezes. I can't even ctr+alt+del to open up task manager. My only solution is to force shut down the computer. This issue does not occur on any other site.

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Hi tony9, Yahoo seems to be heavy on the resources. I just went there and it started two new processes and is using an additional 300+ Mb of memory, but, my computer didn't freeze. Take a closer look at your Performance settings in Options on the General Page. And refer to this article for some ideas: Firefox's performance settings

Firefox also has it's own Task Manager which can help identify resource usage: Menu -> More -> Task Manager

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Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache.

Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to. You may also lose any settings for that website.

If there is still a problem, Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} by holding down the <Shift> (Mac=Options) key, and then starting Firefox.

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Did this help?

While you are in safe mode;

Try disabling graphics hardware acceleration in Firefox. Since this feature was added to Firefox it has gradually improved but there are still a few glitches.

How to disable Hardware Acceleration {web link}