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Having problems launching Firefox from Notepad ++. Then no browsers will load..?

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This happens when I am trying to launch Firefox from Notepad, and then separately on its own.

Here is the error message i get when it can't fix the error online and then just shuts down.


Problem signature:

 Problem Event Name:	BEX
 Application Name:	firefox.exe
 Application Version:	15.0.1.4631
 Application Timestamp:	5047f9c5
 Fault Module Name:	StackHash_e290
 Fault Module Version:	0.0.0.0
 Fault Module Timestamp:	00000000
 Exception Offset:	2748cd72
 Exception Code:	c0000005
 Exception Data:	00000008
 OS Version:	6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
 Locale ID:	1033
 Additional Information 1:	e290
 Additional Information 2:	e2901b54b1f479f734328ca76bf796ca
 Additional Information 3:	ce7e
 Additional Information 4:	ce7ee455e11d9d6f9e2fdef50a872de8

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BEX = Buffer Overflow Exception or Data Execution Prevention (DEP) exception. DEP is a security feature that seeks to prevent exploits that inject program code into Windows memory. Firefox doesn't trigger this error on its own, but add-ons or external programs that tweak Firefox might.

You may want to run some supplemental malware scans just in case. These two tools are highly regarded:

Malwarebytes Anti-malware : http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

SUPERAntiSpyware : http://www.superantispyware.com/

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BEX = Buffer Overflow Exception or Data Execution Prevention (DEP) exception. DEP is a security feature that seeks to prevent exploits that inject program code into Windows memory. Firefox doesn't trigger this error on its own, but add-ons or external programs that tweak Firefox might.

You may want to run some supplemental malware scans just in case. These two tools are highly regarded:

Malwarebytes Anti-malware : http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

SUPERAntiSpyware : http://www.superantispyware.com/

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Thanks for the info jscher. As you stated, it wasn't Firefox with the problem, it was my PC. Had to go ahead and reset my hard drive to factory settings and reload all my software. Working great now, thanks again for the direction!