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extension wouldn't work freeze 6 to 8 instances in task manager

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Browser stopped responding. Extensions didn't work. Regular reinstall left me in the same situation.

I have tried to do a clean install 4 or 5 times. Deleted profiles, went on a hunt for files to eliminate.

will do a google search 3 or 4 times after reinstall, but won't connect to other sites then it won't connect to google either. I'll get the 6 to 8 instances in the task manager that I have to kill.

Browser stopped responding. Extensions didn't work. Regular reinstall left me in the same situation. I have tried to do a clean install 4 or 5 times. Deleted profiles, went on a hunt for files to eliminate. will do a google search 3 or 4 times after reinstall, but won't connect to other sites then it won't connect to google either. I'll get the 6 to 8 instances in the task manager that I have to kill.

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What's your computer system and Firefox version?

There are several possibilities. This is the most recent problem;

jscher2000 said

Could this be relevant? A couple of other users identified Webroot (security software) as blocking 64-bit Firefox 97 -- released today -- from running properly: If you are still running an earlier release of Firefox, this would not be your issue.

Some problems occur when your Internet security program was set to trust the previous version of Firefox, but no longer recognizes your updated version as trusted. Now how to fix the problem: To allow Firefox to connect to the Internet again;

  • Make sure your Internet security software is up-to-date (i.e. you are running the latest version).
  • Remove Firefox from your program's list of trusted or recognized programs. For detailed instructions, see

Configure firewalls so that Firefox can access the Internet. {web link}

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What's your computer system and Firefox version?

There are several possibilities. This is the most recent problem;

jscher2000 said

Could this be relevant? A couple of other users identified Webroot (security software) as blocking 64-bit Firefox 97 -- released today -- from running properly: If you are still running an earlier release of Firefox, this would not be your issue.

Some problems occur when your Internet security program was set to trust the previous version of Firefox, but no longer recognizes your updated version as trusted. Now how to fix the problem: To allow Firefox to connect to the Internet again;

  • Make sure your Internet security software is up-to-date (i.e. you are running the latest version).
  • Remove Firefox from your program's list of trusted or recognized programs. For detailed instructions, see

Configure firewalls so that Firefox can access the Internet. {web link}