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Firefox 6 hangs all the time. Cleared history, checked malware, virus. Why does it still hang?

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Firefox hangs unexpectedly all the time. I have cleared history, checked malware and viruses, still hangs all the time. Also are you going to have Java and Google toolbar anytime soon. You said it would only be a couple of weeks, been much longer than that.

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I want Firefox 5 back. But guess what: Mozilla has taken all the sites down!

Later: Well, I found Firefox 5.1 after MUCH searching. Guess what? My 2-pane bookmarks are back, it's super-fast and NO hanging. Take that, Mozilla! I'll never "upgrade"!

Modified by MizLiz

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I had this problem before FF 6. I thought 6 solved the problem, but it just hanged again on a site with msnbc video - if that helps anyone.

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Firefox 6 hangs on my computer after about 5 minutes of use (OS=XP Prof).

I listened to a video on youtube where the video author recommended disabling an extension called "Microsoft .Net Framework Assistant." The video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTnTD9WTuIU.

I disabled the .Net extension (it was incompatible with Firefox 6 anyway) and the freezing problem magically disappeared.

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I have been a Firefox fan for years. This is absolutely the worst update I've ever seen. C'mon Mozilla. I'll be using 5.0 until this hanging when web pages are loading is resolved.

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How do you go back to V5?? Problems with IE9 and Mozilla 6...what a person to do? It is ridiculous and frustrating...and these discussion pages...well if you are lucky and have oodles of time, you might get an answer. NOT!!

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I've been having the problem with as few as two tabs opening. The only time it does not do it is in safe mode. I have cleared my history, turned on the plugins one at a time, and run virus check. With any plugins turned on, it hangs every couple of web pages opened.

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So where did you find it and what did you have to do to go back to that version?

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I solved the problem. I d/l Chrome and started using it. No more hangs and it works with Java unlike the new Firefox. Guess I won't be going back anytime soon.

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I agree, and I can't go back to 5.0, so I'm here using... HEY MOZILLA LISTEN UP!! I'm here right now (after firefox 6. crashed AGAIN) USING CHROME!! IT'S THAT BAD.

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I am now using Chrome and FF6 at the same time so when FF6 crashes I can at least keep going... if Chrome had some of the FF extensions I love I'd switch right now.