"mswsock.dll" causing firefox to crash, how to fix?
This is a RtlpWaitForCriticalSection crash and I read the article on dealing with it to discover the probable cause. However, I don't know what the file is and how it could interfere with my web browsing. Any help? I also noticed that I'm getting frequent crashes with other browsers as well (IE and Chrome, Safari seems to work fine). My most recent crash report is linked below:
Additional System Details
- -Default Plug-in
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_21 for Mozilla browsers
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Crashes even with ALL additives disabled and uninstalled where possible.
I had this same problem and it was getting worse and worse until I couldn't open most sites.
I'm not sure exactly what fixed it, but I cleared ALL of Firefox's Cookies and Cache and also performed Disk Cleanup on all of my drives (Temporary Files, setup logs, etc.)
This did the trick and I'm back up and running without problems.