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Firefox for mac has crashed 15 times in the last 24 hours- how do I make it stop?

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  • Last reply by FredMcD

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No extensions added, nothing different with the computer, not visiting new sites. Just came out of nowhere. Only been using firefox for about 2 weeks and don't know what the problem can be.

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We're sorry to hear that Firefox is crashing. In order to assist you better, please follow the steps below to provide us crash IDs to help us learn more about your crash.

The crash report is several pages of data. We need the report numbers to see the whole report.

  1. Enter about:crashes in the Firefox address bar and press Enter. A list of Submitted/Unsubmitted Crash Reports will appear, similar to the one shown below.
  2. Copy the 5 most recent Submitted Report IDs that start with bp- and then go back to your forum question and paste those IDs into the "Post a Reply" box.

Note: If a recent Report ID does not start with bp- click on it to submit the report.

(Please don't take a screenshot of your crashes, just copy and paste the IDs. The below image is just an example of what your Firefox screen should look like.)

aboutcrashesFx57

Thank you for your help!

More information and further troubleshooting steps can be found in the Firefox crashes - Troubleshoot, prevent and get help fixing crashes article.

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Hi Edmeister! Thank you so much!

Here they are:

bp-ccf5b705-8077-41af-bd9e-949270190905 9/5/19 2:14 PM bp-f10eb588-179d-4b3e-80d6-af22c0190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-3717c94c-3a89-4b60-8bf9-3e9fd0190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-98f8e33c-0ae4-47da-a95e-1ec660190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-0a3a14b7-d045-4d82-88dc-f54d00190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-8a513c33-d655-4abf-bff2-9368d0190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-07431031-5c57-467f-a5a7-94b7b0190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-2ad5bec0-75b7-4770-8f07-4e76a0190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-b6f0b65e-f1f5-46aa-9bc2-0874f0190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-be74faef-e053-4955-bd97-ea02a0190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-2c8f9f48-e6fa-4e36-a293-254c10190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-a13fedeb-e733-44f7-be30-2cd800190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-bdb26d84-fe97-4f55-9b16-5f5b70190905 9/5/19 1:54 PM bp-8b375d09-24f1-4e19-bf56-216d80190905 9/5/19 1:50 PM bp-8c44bbf2-9dea-4c93-a3cb-b88ae0190905 9/5/19 1:14 PM bp-122aba19-fb12-4dda-8f43-1fde10190904 9/4/19 12:26 PM bp-452f54d4-0e68-402c-8db6-327770190905 9/5/19 3:59 PM bp-38e2ed55-a306-407a-b5ad-a0cd10190905 9/5/19 3:59 PM bp-7e406175-c338-42a3-a87f-ab0a80190905 9/5/19 3:59 PM

Modified by cor-el

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I'm also now having trouble getting websites to load. I have cleared cookies and cache and did an avast scan for malware that was clean.

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Hi Kcl,

Since this is a relatively new account perhaps creating a new profile will fix the issue with crashing.

Firefox saves your personal information and preferences in the Profile Manager.

To do this :

  • Type about:profiles in address bar
  1. Click Create a New Profile
  • This will prompt the creation wizard.
  • Once complete it will be listed in the Profile Manager (about:profiles)
  1. Click set as default profile (the time you start Firefox this will be your default)

Modified by WMagicModel

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Hi WMagic- will that cause me to lose my extensions? I don't want to have to go through the set up over and over again just to use Firefox. I like it but not if it's not going to be stable and consistent.

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Hi Kcl,

You can backup your profile which includes all of your important data before moving forward :

See : Backing up your profile {link}

Once your new profile is created, you can sign-in to sync by clicking the avatar icon in the top right of your browser and all of your extensions should load up with the newly created profile.

Article for copying files between Profiles : Copying files between profile folders {link}

Related thread for reference for syncing Profiles : Profiles & synced data

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bp-ccf5b705-8077-41af-bd9e-949270190905 Signature: js::jit::GetNativeDataPropertyByValuePure<T>

Crash Reason EXC_BAD_ACCESS / KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ bp-f10eb588-179d-4b3e-80d6-af22c0190905 Signature: js::ConstraintTypeSet::sweep

Crash Reason EXC_BAD_ACCESS / KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS

This is for Sumo's Related Bugs 1287306 NEW --- SIGSEGV @ js::ConstraintTypeSet::sweep when archiving a message in Thunderbird

1112741 NEW --- Crash in js::ConstraintTypeSet::sweep +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ bp-3717c94c-3a89-4b60-8bf9-3e9fd0190905 Signature: js::GCMarker::processMarkStackTop

Crash Reason EXC_BAD_ACCESS / KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS

Attention Sumo's there are 13 related bug reports +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ bp-98f8e33c-0ae4-47da-a95e-1ec660190905 Signature: libsystem_platform.dylib@0x6bc9

Crash Reason EXC_BAD_ACCESS / KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE

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Let’s do a full clean re-install;

Note: Firefox comes in three or more folders on all computers. They are;

Maintenance: (Programs Folder) <Windows Only> Firefox itself: (Programs Folder) And two folders in the profile of each user on the computer for each Firefox profile for that user.

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


Download Firefox For All languages And Systems {web link}

Save the file. Then Close Firefox.

Using your file browser, open the Programs Folder on your computer.

Windows: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) Note: Check Both Folders

Mac: Open the "Applications" folder. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac

Linux: Check your user manual. If you installed Firefox with the distro-based package manager, you should use the same way to uninstall it. See Install Firefox on Linux; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux

If you downloaded and installed the binary package from the Firefox download page, simply remove the folder Firefox in your home directory. http://www.mozilla.org/firefox#desktop ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Look for, and remove any Mozilla or Firefox program folders. Do not remove the Mozilla Thunderbird folder if there is one.

Do Not remove any profile folders.

After rebooting the computer, run a registry scanner if you have one. Then run the installer. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If there is a problem, start your Computer in safe mode and try again.

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Linux+Safe+Mode This shows how to Start all Computers in Safe Mode; Free Online Encyclopedia

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FredMcD said

bp-ccf5b705-8077-41af-bd9e-949270190905 Signature: js::jit::GetNativeDataPropertyByValuePure<T> Crash Reason EXC_BAD_ACCESS / KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ bp-f10eb588-179d-4b3e-80d6-af22c0190905 Signature: js::ConstraintTypeSet::sweep Crash Reason EXC_BAD_ACCESS / KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS This is for Sumo's Related Bugs 1287306 NEW --- SIGSEGV @ js::ConstraintTypeSet::sweep when archiving a message in Thunderbird 1112741 NEW --- Crash in js::ConstraintTypeSet::sweep +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ bp-3717c94c-3a89-4b60-8bf9-3e9fd0190905 Signature: js::GCMarker::processMarkStackTop Crash Reason EXC_BAD_ACCESS / KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS Attention Sumo's there are 13 related bug reports +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ bp-98f8e33c-0ae4-47da-a95e-1ec660190905 Signature: libsystem_platform.dylib@0x6bc9 Crash Reason EXC_BAD_ACCESS / KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE


Hi Fred- I am not remotely a tecchie- can you tell me what this means?

And regarding reinstalling- my concern is that I will do something wrong and really mess things up. I'd like to understand why this is happening before I risk erasing my computer or some other amateur mistake.

If Firefox requires a lot of maintenance like this whenever problems arise, it may not be the right browser for me. I used chrome since it launched and never had these problems, but was looking for an option for more security/privacy but I fear I'm in over my head.

Thank you both for your help and patience- and hopefully more knowledge

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FredMcD said

bp-ccf5b705-8077-41af-bd9e-949270190905
Signature: js::jit::GetNativeDataPropertyByValuePure<T>

Kcl said

Hi Fred- I am not remotely a tecchie- can you tell me what this means?

I post the crash report information so others like me can see the highlights of the report.

FredMcD said

Let’s do a full clean re-install;

Kcl said

And regarding reinstalling . . . .

Sometimes the problem is corrupt program files. A clean reinstall removes and replaces such files.

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Kcl said

. . . but I fear I'm in over my head.

Don't worry. We have plenty of life preservers here  ;-)