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Firefox does not load on first or second try then displays white screen when I try to search or go to a site

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The only thing that happened yesterday was there was a Windows update (Windows 10). Now today when I try to start Firefox, it takes 4 - 5 clicks before it will even open (actually now I can't get it to open) ... but I did just change the setting to run it in compatibility mode with Windows 8 and things seem to be working correctly. Before I did this, when Firefox would open, I could not search - even in Firefox for add-ons, help, etc. All I would get is a white screen. I tried clearing my cache and even uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox but had the same issue. It seems to be "fixed" right now in compatibility mode, but it also seems like future issues may arise. Thank you for any insight!

The only thing that happened yesterday was there was a Windows update (Windows 10). Now today when I try to start Firefox, it takes 4 - 5 clicks before it will even open (actually now I can't get it to open) ... but I did just change the setting to run it in compatibility mode with Windows 8 and things seem to be working correctly. Before I did this, when Firefox would open, I could not search - even in Firefox for add-ons, help, etc. All I would get is a white screen. I tried clearing my cache and even uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox but had the same issue. It seems to be "fixed" right now in compatibility mode, but it also seems like future issues may arise. Thank you for any insight!

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A big issue of late is;

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.

bg07901 said

After consulting with WebRoot, they advised this was a known issue. The fix was to remove and reinstalled the WebRoot application.
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That is most likely the issue. I am running webroot and I will take a look at your links.

Thank you so much!

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https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/97.0.1/releasenotes/

Fixed Works around problems with WebRoot SecureAnywhere antivirus rendering Firefox unusable in some situations