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why is firefox taking so long to connect to every website I go to?

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when I try to go to a website it takes a long while for it to connect and when it finally does go to website it does not fully connect and the little green circle on the tab keeps going around and around firefox is running really slow

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Problems with your connexion maybe? Open cmd.exe in Windows and ping a website (like or then check if the ping is really long.

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A possible cause is security software (firewall) that blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program.

Remove all rules for Firefox from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full unrestricted access to internet for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process.