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firefox takes forever to tell me website unavailable, and then it loads when I refresh. It's happening on all my 3 pc's

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firefox takes forever to tell me website unavailable, and then it loads when I refresh. It's happening on all my 3 pc's so dont tell me its a pc issue. it's your issue. What the hell is going on or shall I just go find me another browser?

firefox takes forever to tell me website unavailable, and then it loads when I refresh. It's happening on all my 3 pc's so dont tell me its a pc issue. it's your issue. What the hell is going on or shall I just go find me another browser?

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FredMcD
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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version 49.0.2


Update your Flash Player Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.

Flash Player Version: 23.0.0.185 Flash Player (Linux) Version 11.2.202.637

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download.

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download.


See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version '''49.0.2''' --------------- Update your Flash Player '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''active_x''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the '''plugin only.''' Not the '''active_x.''' Flash Player '''Version: 23.0.0.185''' Flash Player (Linux) '''Version 11.2.202.637''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. ------------- See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
FredMcD
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Sorry, update just came out;

Flash Player Version: 23.0.0. 205 Flash Player (Linux) Version 11.2. 202.643

Sorry, update just came out; Flash Player '''Version: 23.0.0. 205''' Flash Player (Linux) '''Version 11.2. 202.643'''
FredMcD
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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).

Is the problem still there?

Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac=Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

Question owner

I have everything up to date. plus like I said it's not happening on only one PC but all three I have in the house. All for different purposes so not all of them having the same set up. I can not test the problem in safe mode because it comes and goes. Which is why I disappeared, because I had some peace for some weeks but it's back again. It's even worse sometimes. The only thing I have noticed which I think might be significant is that; when I go to a certain website, even google, it takes long time before it tells me the page can't be loaded. After a few refresh button hits, sometimes as much as half a dozen, it finally loads. now if I open the same site on a new tab or window, it opens with no problem. Try another website, then I have to go through the same process. As much as I like firefox, and have used it exclusively for about a decade, this is just driving me crazy. Need solution now.

I have everything up to date. plus like I said it's not happening on only one PC but all three I have in the house. All for different purposes so not all of them having the same set up. I can not test the problem in safe mode because it comes and goes. Which is why I disappeared, because I had some peace for some weeks but it's back again. It's even worse sometimes. The only thing I have noticed which I think might be significant is that; when I go to a certain website, even google, it takes long time before it tells me the page can't be loaded. After a few refresh button hits, sometimes as much as half a dozen, it finally loads. now if I open the same site on a new tab or window, it opens with no problem. Try another website, then I have to go through the same process. As much as I like firefox, and have used it exclusively for about a decade, this is just driving me crazy. Need solution now.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4248 solutions 59418 answers

A security update just came out. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version 50.0.2


Sometimes problems like that are caused by your protection programs.

There is security software like Avast, Kaspersky, BitDefender and ESET that intercept secure connections and send their own certificate.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-and-other-browsers-cant-load-websites

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-connection-failed-error-message

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/connection-untrusted-error-message

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Error_loading_websites

This Connection is Untrusted is sometimes caused because the computer system clock is wrong. Check the time / date / time zone settings.

A security update just came out. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version '''50.0.2''' ------------- Sometimes problems like that are caused by your protection programs. There is security software like Avast, Kaspersky, BitDefender and ESET that intercept secure connections and send their own certificate. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-and-other-browsers-cant-load-websites https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-connection-failed-error-message https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/connection-untrusted-error-message '''http://kb.mozillazine.org/Error_loading_websites''' '''This Connection is Untrusted''' is sometimes caused because the computer system clock is wrong. Check the time / date / time zone settings.

Question owner

Firefox is up to date. I just checked. And I use different antivirus software on all three, avast, AVG and ESET. Have tried everything short of a clean install. And I don't wanna do that because I have a whole of set up I have done through the years to fit my use. I don't know if I can replicate them again if I cleaned it all up.

Firefox is up to date. I just checked. And I use different antivirus software on all three, avast, AVG and ESET. Have tried everything short of a clean install. And I don't wanna do that because I have a whole of set up I have done through the years to fit my use. I don't know if I can replicate them again if I cleaned it all up.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4248 solutions 59418 answers

Firefox comes in two or more folders on all computers. They are;

Maintenance: (Programs Folder) <Windows Only> Firefox itself: (Programs Folder) And one folder in the profile of each user on the computer.

If you remove the Firefox folder, the user folders would not be affected.


Start your Computer in safe mode with networking. Then start Firefox. Try Safe websites. Is the problem still there?

Starting The Computer In Safe Mode;
Free Online Encyclopedia

Firefox comes in two or more folders on all computers. They are; Maintenance: (Programs Folder) <Windows Only> Firefox itself: (Programs Folder) And one folder in the profile of each user on the computer. If you remove the Firefox folder, the user folders would not be affected. --------------- Start your '''Computer''' in safe mode with networking. Then start Firefox. Try '''Safe''' websites. Is the problem still there? '''[http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode Starting The Computer In Safe Mode;<br>Free Online Encyclopedia]'''

Question owner

This is just completely useless. I'm not getting any real solutions here. When the browser starts messing up on 3 separate computers with 3 different settings including the anti-virus, it's obviously a goddamn software issue, and not a PC issue. So I'm done and will start the migration to another browser. Thanks for nothing.

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This is just completely useless. I'm not getting any real solutions here. When the browser starts messing up on 3 separate computers with 3 different settings including the anti-virus, it's obviously a goddamn software issue, and not a PC issue. So I'm done and will start the migration to another browser. Thanks for nothing. ''[Profanity removed by moderator. Please read [[Forum rules and guidelines]], thanks.]''

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