For the last couple of weeks (possibly since Firefox 52.4.0 was released) the CPU usage has been 90-99% when browsing. Sometimes when I open another tab I get a second ve…
For the last couple of weeks (possibly since Firefox 52.4.0 was released) the CPU usage has been 90-99% when browsing. Sometimes when I open another tab I get a second version of Firefox showing in processes in task manager. I have had the high CPU usage before but it went away. I'm using Windows XP service pack 3. I did read about Firefox stopping plug-ins from v52 - I still have the following plug-ins: OpenH264 video codec Shockwave Flash 27.0 Adobe Acrobat 11.0.8 (showing as 'vulnerable and should be updated') Microsoft DRM (2 of these - Netscape plugin and network object) canon image gateway mycamera plug-in windows media player plug-in dynamic link library windows presentation foundation for mozilla. I'm not sure what most of these do or if they're needed! I'm using Sky Broadband speed approx 7mb which is what it's always been. Also Panda free anti-virus. Any ideas gratefully received as this is driving us mad!
After I switch on and check my news sites, I go to Thunderbird to check emails. Everything works well for about 30 mins, then I need to follow a link, for example to buy …
After I switch on and check my news sites, I go to Thunderbird to check emails. Everything works well for about 30 mins, then I need to follow a link, for example to buy a book from Amazon, and nothing happens. I go out of Thunderbird and try to open Firefox, but to no avail. Have to re-boot system then it works again for a while. My operating system is still XP and everything else works ok. All in all very annoying. This has been going on for the last week. Any advice would be appreciated. Regards, Benjamin.
I use Firefox as my main browser (new install of the latest version on Windows XP) but this is happening in Chrome, I.E. and Opera as well. I suspect it's a bigger proble…
I use Firefox as my main browser (new install of the latest version on Windows XP) but this is happening in Chrome, I.E. and Opera as well. I suspect it's a bigger problem than simply an issue with Firefox. I hope someone can help.
Sometimes Firefox launches just fine but then it crashes when I open a new tab. Especially if I click a link to open in a new tab, then it freezes up completely. Once that happens, I get a Not Responding message in Task Manager. I kill the process but then I can't get Firefox to open again, nor will Chrome, Opera, I.E. etc. launch. It helps if I restart the computer, but not always.
Other times I click the icon to launch Firefox and nothing seems to happen at all. When I look in Task Manager it seems like something is blocking Firefox from loading. It "chokes" at 4556kb, 7872kb, 8016kb, or sometimes as much as 8020kb. Then it stops. (A healthy instance of Firefox is 250,000kb or more, depending on how long I have been using it.) So it never fully loads the program.
I get similar results with other browsers. Chrome stops loading at 9540kb, I.E. stops at 6620kb, and so on.
This started yesterday and I've been trying to solve the problem ever since. With breaks for sleep and food I've been spending all day troubleshooting. I can't even remember all the fixes I've tried at this point.
The thing that keeps stumping me is why would it affect other browsers? If Firefox is corrupt I can reinstall it and fix the problem.
Also, I can't get Adobe Acrobat Reader to launch. I uninstalled that but haven't re-installed it yet. (Adobe's site is down.)
Can anyone think of a connection between different browsers? Or between Firefox and Adobe Reader? Is there some piece of Windows code that's common to all of these? It's a mystery!