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Uninstalling McAfee Killed Firefox

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New (to me) machine (Win10) came with 30 day McAfee installed. Uninstalled and it killed Firefox. Gave a missing file message at first so reinstalled Firefox. Now, no message, but Firefox opens with basically blank window and unresponsive.

New (to me) machine (Win10) came with 30 day McAfee installed. Uninstalled and it killed Firefox. Gave a missing file message at first so reinstalled Firefox. Now, no message, but Firefox opens with basically blank window and unresponsive.

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You can check for issues caused by a corrupted or incomplete Visual C++ installation that is missing runtime components (Redistributable Packages) required by Firefox, especially VCRUNTIME140_1.dll.

See "Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022":

You may also have to install the Visual Studio 2013 Redistributable Package. You need to reboot the computer.

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Dropa,

 Thank you for your response but not sure I understand. What do you mean by "Beyond factory install is what I would recommend" ??
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Chosen Solution

You can check for issues caused by a corrupted or incomplete Visual C++ installation that is missing runtime components (Redistributable Packages) required by Firefox, especially VCRUNTIME140_1.dll.

See "Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022":

You may also have to install the Visual Studio 2013 Redistributable Package. You need to reboot the computer.

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Thank you cor-el. That fixed the problem. Side benefit - It refreshed my memory as to why I hate Edge so much !!

Mike