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Firefox keeps locking up. Whatever tab I'm in says "Connecting" with the circle rotating. Cannot switch tabs, close tabs or close Firefox. Must kill with taskmg

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Closing as duplicate. Please see and continue with active thread /questions/1048331 Problem looking likely to be malware.


I have asked this question before. I thought it was tied to the website of my local newspaper since that seemed to be where it happened all the time. Tonight I was not on that site. I was in Tools>Add-ons, trying to switch from Plugins to Extensions when it locked up. Symptoms are the current tab will scroll up and down but no links work. No other tabs can be accessed. Tab cannot be closed. Tab shows "Connecting" with rotating busy icon. Firefox must be killed with the task manager. People have suggested deleting cookies and history - no effect unless I'm supposed to perform that action every few seconds in which case it's useless. Another suggestion was to deselect "Use hardware acceleration" in Tools>Options. Also no apparent effect. I thought it might be related to Flash because I was getting a lot of messages about a plugin container not working for that. I disabled Flash and got the "Video without flash" add-on (what a POS!) which doesn't appear to work at all. Any help would be appreciated. I'm getting tired of killing Firefox a dozen times (or more) per day and may have to investigate another browser (Ugh!).

Closing as duplicate. Please see and continue with active thread [/questions/1048331] Problem looking likely to be malware. ----------- I have asked this question before. I thought it was tied to the website of my local newspaper since that seemed to be where it happened all the time. Tonight I was not on that site. I was in Tools>Add-ons, trying to switch from Plugins to Extensions when it locked up. Symptoms are the current tab will scroll up and down but no links work. No other tabs can be accessed. Tab cannot be closed. Tab shows "Connecting" with rotating busy icon. Firefox must be killed with the task manager. People have suggested deleting cookies and history - no effect unless I'm supposed to perform that action every few seconds in which case it's useless. Another suggestion was to deselect "Use hardware acceleration" in Tools>Options. Also no apparent effect. I thought it might be related to Flash because I was getting a lot of messages about a plugin container not working for that. I disabled Flash and got the "Video without flash" add-on (what a POS!) which doesn't appear to work at all. Any help would be appreciated. I'm getting tired of killing Firefox a dozen times (or more) per day and may have to investigate another browser (Ugh!).

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.10
  • Zeon PDF Plugin For Mozilla
  • GEPlugin
  • Google Update
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.67.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • MetaStream 3 Plugin r4
  • The plugin allows you to have a better experience with Microsoft SharePoint
  • np-mswmp
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Octoshape embedded video plugin
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.1.6.156
  • 5.1.30514.0
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:35.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/35.0

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After posting this question I went back to what I had long thought to be the problem website ( www.denverpost.com ) and was looking at the comics when it locked up again. HELP!

After posting this question I went back to what I had long thought to be the problem website ( www.denverpost.com ) and was looking at the comics when it locked up again. HELP!
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

Closing as duplicate. Please see and continue with active thread /questions/1048331 Problem looking likely to be malware.

Closing as duplicate. Please see and continue with active thread [/questions/1048331] Problem looking likely to be malware.