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Hello,

I was using Windows XP SP3 and I had to use Firefox. A small message bar appeared at the bottom of the screen. It said something such as click here to disable (or remove) add-ons because they are slowing your browser down.

I do not have a screen shot. It seems like this is a message from Firefox. Is it? I scanned the system for malware and I then opened a multi-boot and re-scanned both OS's. I got nothing.

I re-installed the add-ons but have not accessed the Windows XP OS incase there is some malware.

Does Firefox do this? I have not got a message like that using Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium. Even with Vista not being supported like XP is not supported.

Thank you.

Hello, I was using Windows XP SP3 and I had to use Firefox. A small message bar appeared at the bottom of the screen. It said something such as click here to disable (or remove) add-ons because they are slowing your browser down. I do not have a screen shot. It seems like this is a message from Firefox. Is it? I scanned the system for malware and I then opened a multi-boot and re-scanned both OS's. I got nothing. I re-installed the add-ons but have not accessed the Windows XP OS incase there is some malware. Does Firefox do this? I have not got a message like that using Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium. Even with Vista not being supported like XP is not supported. Thank you.
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Windows XP - Firefox 52.0.2 (32-bit), Windows Vista - Firefox 52.0.2 (32-bit) - Adblock Plus - (Windows Vista) Always Preview - Avast Online Security - Avast SafePrice - BetterPrivacy - Clean Links - (Link Cleaner?) - (Windows Vista) Decentraleyes and LocalCDN are similar - Disable WebRTC - Duplicate in Tab Context Menu - EagleGet Free Downloader - HTTPS Everywhere - IDM integration - No Miner Block Coin Miners - No-Script Security Suite - Self-Destructing Cookies - Stop Fingerprinting - YouTube Flash Video Player - YouTube High Definition

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.112 Safari/537.36

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WestEnd
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Which addon is this that your referring to that is giving that message?

Which addon is this that your referring to that is giving that message?
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the-edmeister
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SyncroScales said

I was using Windows XP SP3 and I had to use Firefox. A small message bar appeared at the bottom of the screen. It said something such as click here to disable (or remove) add-ons because they are slowing your browser down.

That is a fairly common message to get with an older operating system and/or older PC hardware. Firefox can "sense" that something is slowing down Firefox and will make an "educated guess" as to what add-on might be causing a problem.

My advice is to ignore that type of message.

''SyncroScales [[#question-1245799|said]]'' <blockquote> I was using Windows XP SP3 and I had to use Firefox. A small message bar appeared at the bottom of the screen. It said something such as click here to disable (or remove) add-ons because they are slowing your browser down. </blockquote> That is a fairly common message to get with an older operating system and/or older PC hardware. Firefox can "sense" that something is slowing down Firefox and will make an "educated guess" as to what add-on might be causing a problem. My advice is to ignore that type of message.
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