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Firefox 115.3.1esr hangs randomly for 5-10 minutes

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I'm using Windows 7 and have been migrated to the esr updates for Firefox. I think this problem started cropping up just before going to the esr versions, but not sure. Firefox will a) randomly hang and do nothing for 5-10 minutes and then pick up fine b) tends to hang a lot when signing into websites like banks, etc, doing the same thing as (a). I've updated FF several times since then, but same problem. I did try to do 1 fix which suggested creating a new "places" database, but that did not solve the problem. Not sure where to go from here as nothing has changed on my computer since the problem started - no new software, etc.

I'm using Windows 7 and have been migrated to the esr updates for Firefox. I think this problem started cropping up just before going to the esr versions, but not sure. Firefox will a) randomly hang and do nothing for 5-10 minutes and then pick up fine b) tends to hang a lot when signing into websites like banks, etc, doing the same thing as (a). I've updated FF several times since then, but same problem. I did try to do 1 fix which suggested creating a new "places" database, but that did not solve the problem. Not sure where to go from here as nothing has changed on my computer since the problem started - no new software, etc.

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Having multiple blockers can cause conflict. uBlock Origin should be all you need, if the built-in filters are not enough you can add more.

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Does it still happen in Troubleshoot Mode?

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I have not used Troubleshoot mode - didn't even know about it. I should have mentioned in my explanation above that when the problem first cropped up I disabled all my extensions and it seemed to solve the problem, but at that time I thought it was just logging into a specific site. I eventually traced it down to - I thought - 1 specific extension so I disabled it. However, the problem came back, so it wasn't that extension. Same thing though, my extensions haven't changed before or after this problem cropped up. The only difference was I went on vacation. Before my vacation, no problems, after vacation, problems.

What's weird right now is FF is currently experiencing one of those lockups, so I can't refresh a page or open a new tab, but I can follow a link here to write this reply. Didn't expect that one! Weird.

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You can create a new profile as a quick test to see if your current profile is causing the problem.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works, you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.

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I tried Troubleshoot Mode and the problem seemed to disappear, so probably linked like I thought before to a addon. I'm now disabling various addons to try and see which one might be causing the problem.

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So far it looks like Adblocker Ultimate is the culprit. I've been using it for years, so no idea why this is now happening. I have Adblock Plus active as well, but it doesn't seem to be causing a problem. It doesn't block everything like AU. Any suggestions on a replacement for AU?

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Ausgewählte Lösung

Having multiple blockers can cause conflict. uBlock Origin should be all you need, if the built-in filters are not enough you can add more.

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I will try that and post how it goes.

Edit: So far so good. Thanks!

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