Why is Firefox running in the Background even after I close the browser completely ? it even consumes 35-55k memory un-necessarily. why is it so? it does not happen with other browsers. Please look into this ASAP. reply at email@example.com
I have been observing this for quite some time now. In fact ever since I upgraded to Firefox 3.6.X versions. After I close the Firefox browser completely and after some time (any time before I totally shut down my PC ), I try to open Firefox browser, then I get an error message saying Firefox is already running in the background". Then I go and check the processes using Task manager and I am surprised to Firefox running in the back ground utilizing memory to the range of 35 -62k ( as I observed) . I am not sure why would a browser be running after I close/ exit out of it completely ?
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Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
after I close firefox and re-open /launch after some time.
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go and end the process ( via task manager and then launch Firefox. this is the only workaround I have so far
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Hanging at exit:
- Stop the running process: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Kill_application
- Reasons for hanging at exit: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_hangs#Hang_at_exit
Most often hanging at exit is caused by Extensions, maybe plugins. Try Firefox Safe Mode; don't check any items, just click "Continue to Safe Mode". http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode
If the problem does not occur in Safe Mode, disable Extensions and Plugins, one at a time or up to one half at a time, restart Firfox after each change. Narrow down until you find the problem:
Modified by Helper7677