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Firefox 6.02 freezes

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Firefox 6.02 freezes (doesn't respond) regulary (say every 8-10min.) for around 15-20 seconds, and then comes back to life again. Firefox doesn't actually crash. I thought at first it was related to videos, but if freezes nevertheless the application. System and rest of applications function OK whilst Firefox is frozen, so the issue is only with Firefox. Tried other web navigators and no problems.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • np-mswmp
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 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 10.3 r183
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.1.629
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • Windows Activation Technologies Plugin for Mozilla
  • 4.0.60531.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2

More Information

Configuración básica de la aplicación
Nombre
Firefox
Versión
6.0.2
Agente de usuario
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2
Directorio de perfil
Abrir la carpeta que lo contiene
Plugins activados
about:plugins
Configuración de compilación
about:buildconfig
Extensiones
Nombre
Versión
Activada
ID
SweetIM Toolbar for Firefox
1.2.0.2
true
{EEE6C361-6118-11DC-9C72-001320C79847}
AVG Safe Search
10.0.0.1390
false
{1E73965B-8B48-48be-9C8D-68B920ABC1C4}
Java Console
6.0.23
false
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0023-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Java Console
6.0.26
false
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0026-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Preferencias modificadas
Nombre
Valor
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://badoo.com/startpage/
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20110902133214
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:6.0.2
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
6.0.2
keyword.URL
http://badoo.com/startpage/?source=bsb&q=
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1315823313
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
128827
places.last_vacuum
1300198798
print.print_printer
HP Officejet 4200 series
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_bgcolor
false
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_bgimages
false
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_command
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_downloadfonts
false
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_edge_bottom
0
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_edge_left
0
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_edge_right
0
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_edge_top
0
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_evenpages
true
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_footercenter
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_footerleft
&PT
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_footerright
&D
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_headercenter
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_headerleft
&T
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_headerright
&U
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_in_color
true
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_margin_bottom
0.5
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_margin_left
0.5
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_margin_right
0.5
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_margin_top
0.5
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_oddpages
true
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_orientation
0
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_page_delay
50
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_pagedelay
500
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_paper_data
9
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_paper_height
11,00
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_paper_size_type
0
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_paper_size_unit
1
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_paper_width
8,50
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_reversed
false
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_scaling
0,80
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_shrink_to_fit
false
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_to_file
false
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom
0
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_unwriteable_margin_left
0
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_unwriteable_margin_right
0
print.printer_HP_Officejet_4200_series.print_unwriteable_margin_top
0
privacy.cpd.cache
false
privacy.cpd.cookies
false
privacy.cpd.formdata
false
privacy.cpd.sessions
false
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
0
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Gráficos
Descripción del adaptador
NVIDIA GeForce G210
ID del fabricante
10de
ID del dispositivo
0a60
RAM del adaptador
512
Controladores del adaptador
nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Versión del controlador
8.17.12.5936
Fecha del controlador
8-8-2010
Direct2D activado
true
DirectWrite activado
true (6.1.7601.17563)
Parámetros de ClearType
Parámetros de ClearType no encontrados
Renderizador WebGL
Google Inc. -- ANGLE -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 0.0.0.686)
Ventanas aceleradas mediante GPU
1/1 Direct3D 10

Boatnmaniac 0 solutions 4 answers

Do you have McAfee Site Advisor plugin and is it enabled? If so, disable it and see if that helps.

Mozilla had disabled this plug-in several months ago because of several issues it was causing. But after upgrading to 6.0.2 I noticed it was enabled, again, and I was having significant issues with memory and CPU usage that primarily affected Firefox and McAfee anti-virus scans but also slowed down overall system responsiveness.

A couple of hours ago I disabled it and almost immediately all the issues I'd been experiencing went away.

Question owner

Hi, i actually don't use McAfee antivirus, but I do have AVG installed as a plugin in Firefox. I've disabled the plugin, but I still have the "freezing" issue.

Thanks for your help anyway.

cor-el
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Helpful Reply

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

See also:

Nomies 0 solutions 1 answers

Safe mode did not solve the issue with firefox 6.02 freezing up in the way that topic creator explained.

RcK17 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

A blog post by Marco Bonardo, a Firefox developer, regarding this issue :

Is your Firefox freezing at regular intervals?

We've identified a bug that may cause, under certain circumstances, periodic freezes of the Firefox UI, in terms of a short freeze every about 9 minutes. This only affects a small amount of users, so, if you don't notice this behavior, you can stop reading.

If you think you are suffering this bug, stay sure it will be solved in Firefox 8. In the meanwhile, here is a simple workaround to fix the issue:

  1. Install my Places Maintenance add-on
  2. Go to about:addons and open the add-on Options dialog
  3. Select the Expire operation and click Execute
  4. If you wish, uninstall the add-on (it's restartless, so the process is straight-forward)