kernel panic / "bluescreen" re: tcpip.sys when firefox is launched repeatedly or open for several hours
I support several users having this reoccurring problem (All Windows 10 w/ creators update, running webroot secureanywhere, but problem persists if webroot realtime protection + firewall is disabled)
Periodically when firefox is running, but usually immediately on the second or third time firefox is launched after the computer starts up, a kernel panic occurs with the reference mentioning tcpip.sys. Examining the minidump with bluescreenview shows ntoskrnl.sys involved as well.
I would not normally suspect this issue to be caused by firefox, but since switching the affected users to chrome or edge, not a single bluescreen has occurred. Out of curiosity I created a fresh firefox profile on one user's computer which had not bluescreened in days, launched firefox with the new profile, browsed to a website, closed firefox, launched it again, and immediately got another bluescreen referencing tcpip.sys.
The users' firefox profile folders are normally in shares on a fileserver (in "my documents" via folder redirection) but the issue persists with profiles stored locally, fresh profiles, "refresh firefox", updating to "quantum" beta, and creating a shortcut for the users that always starts firefox in safe mode.
The problem started roughly 2 weeks ago (week of march 12-16, reports were slow to come in) and all of the firefox installations have been kept up to date since then.
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/66.0.3359.45 Safari/537.36
I think this is where your issue is : webroot secureanywhere I would suggest checking into the appropriate Community forum as there are several listed : https://tinyurl.com/y9n454uc and check if others are having the issue.
If you have a bug, file a bug report. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ Bug Writing Guidelines : https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/QA/Bug_writing_guidelines