So last week firefox has started getting progressively slower for me and now it takes a while to open and hangs upon opening new tabs, clicking links, and loading videos.… (Lesen Sie mehr)
So last week firefox has started getting progressively slower for me and now it takes a while to open and hangs upon opening new tabs, clicking links, and loading videos.
I can usually troubleshoot issues but I've tried so many routes in order to fix this and have yet to see any form of improvement. I've updated all my software and any plugins associated with firefox, tried running firefox in safemode (no improvement), uninstalled and reinstalled firefox, used the refresh feature, and a few other methods but absolutely nothing has changed which leads me to believe something is corrupted or that a program is blocking firefox. On that note, I am using Microsoft security essentials and avast as my antivirus right now and I don't feel as though they are the issue; they don't SEEM to be blocking anything in firefox. I've also gone into my windows firewall and made sure that mozilla wasn't being blocked there.
I have done a few virus scans and boot time scans but nothing has come up.
Here are a few side note: I used chrome before this and switched to firefox a couple months ago because I was having this issue in chrome and it slowly got to the point where chrome was unusable. the problems of hanging and slowness only occur once I start using a browser (everything is fast when I'm playing video games or running other software).
There was no specific change that I've made to this computer around the time this issue started to occur HOWEVER, chrome started acting funny once I installed a new SSD and migrated data over from my old drive. This wouldn't seem to be an issue because I had deleted every trace of chrome and anything associated with it but upon re-installation the hanging and extreme slowness was still there.
I'm totally out of ideas on this one and it's getting to the point where I can hardly do schoolwork on this PC =[
If anyone has any information on what might be causing this issue or how I could fix these symptoms please help me out. Thank you for your time!