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Why does FireFox 4 (that's the Newest Version) keep crashing when i do a Google Search???

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I downloaded FireFox 4 on Friday 25 March 2011. It would run ok with my saved Bookmarks and is faster BUT when i do a Google Search, Firefox 4 ALWAYS freezes/crashes. Windows Task Manager displays the message "Not Responding".

Today, I have re-installed FireFox 3.6.16 because of the Freeze/Crash problem that i'm encountering with FireFox 4.

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It might be a problem with Mcafee Site Advisor... Do you have it installed?

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In my case I can only run Firefox 4 in safe mode. I have uninstalled all extensions, created new profile and no luck. Every time I start Firefox 4 normally it hangs a couple of seconds then it crashes. I am using XP x64 and I can provide full system spec if needed. ....really disappointed as I was looking forward to Firefox 4, but I have high hope it'll be fixed Cheers

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No, I do not use McAfee Site Advisor.

It seems that other users are having the same "Freeze" problem with FireFox 4.

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I also use XP and i'm also disappointed that FireFox 4 has this "Freeze/hang" problem.

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Apparently I have found a workaround: 1) right click on Firefox.exe 2) compatibility tab..check-mark Run this program in compatibility.. and select windows 2000 3) apply

hopefully will work for other people. .......and hopefully it gets fixed

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I run Windows 7 and Bullguard antivirus and firewall. Just like others F4 stops working when attempting to Go0gle. I downloaded and installed Firefox 3, it automatically replaced 4 and all is well again.

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I had exactly the same problem - solved by disabling the Bullguard "safesite" plug in. works perfectly now looks better and is just noticably faster!

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Didn't work for me but diabling the Bullguard "safesite" plug in solved the prob.