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What could be causing Firefox to run sluggish after the 16.0.2 update?

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I just recently (as in about 15 minutes ago) got the 16.0.2 update for Firefox and now my browser is performing rather sluggishly.

Whenever I open a new tab, the browser locks up for 2-3 seconds before opening the new tab completely and the same thing happens whenever I go to click on a link of any kind.

If this were an add-on incompatibility, would I be be notified in my add-ons menu? All my add-ons seem to be functioning just fine, it's just browsing pages and/or opening new tabs is really slow.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

About 15 minutes ago.

Installed Plug-ins

  • SiteAdvisor
  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Google Update
  • Pando Web Plugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.5.635
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_33 for Mozilla browsers
  • 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.
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • DivX Plus Web Player version 2.2.0.52
  • IE Tab 2 Plug-in for Mozilla/Firefox
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • SOE Web Installer
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
16.0.2
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0
Profile Folder
Show Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
about:memory
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Enabled
ID
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true
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Add-on Compatibility Reporter
1.1
true
compatibility@addons.mozilla.org
DAP Link Checker
1.0.1.2
true
daplinkchecker@speedbit.com
Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) extension
10.0.2.6
true
{F17C1572-C9EC-4e5c-A542-D05CBB5C5A08}
GameFOX
0.8.9pre20121013
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{6dd0bdba-0a02-429e-b595-87a7dfdca7a1}
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4.1.3.1
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{1BC9BA34-1EED-42ca-A505-6D2F1A935BBB}
Imgur Uploader
1.0.4
true
giorgio@gilestro.tk
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true
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0033-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Linkification
1.3.8
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{35106bca-6c78-48c7-ac28-56df30b51d2a}
NoScript
2.5.9
true
{73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232}
Text-to-Image
1.4.4
true
{f701c26a-479a-4724-b4f1-870db12f063c}
DivX Plus Web Player HTML5 <video>
2.1.2.145
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{23fcfd51-4958-4f00-80a3-ae97e717ed8b}
General Crawler
2.0
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gencrawler@some.com
McAfee SiteAdvisor
3.6.0
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{4ED1F68A-5463-4931-9384-8FFF5ED91D92}
Motive Extension
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mcciwbch@motive.com
Premiumplay Codec-C
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crossriderapp435@crossrider.com
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false
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.npietab2.dll
true
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extensions.checkCompatibility
false
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general.useragent.extra.brc
keyword.URL
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true
places.database.lastMaintenance
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places.history.enabled
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places.last_vacuum
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Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Vendor ID
0x10de
Device ID
0x0614
Adapter RAM
1024
Adapter Drivers
nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version
9.18.13.697
Driver Date
10-2-2012
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
true (6.1.7601.17789)
ClearType Parameters
ClearType parameters not found
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT ) -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 1.0.0.1041)
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 Direct3D 10
AzureBackend
direct2d
JavaScript
Incremental GC
1
Accessibility
Activated
0
Prevent Accessibility
0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9.2
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NSS
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS Util
3.13.6.0
3.13.6.0
NSS SSL
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS S/MIME
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC

Question owner

I also just now tried running Firefox in Safe Mode so all my add-ons would be disabled and it still did the aforementioned problems.

trystane 0 solutions 4 answers

I've been having similar problems with previous version of Firefox. It is very intermittent as though Firefox has spawned a process or triggered a process that needs to finish before Firefox will continue. Very frustrating.

philipp
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
2043 solutions 8897 answers

hello Eldriken, some of the addons in your list, though disabled, can be considered malware (General Crawler, Premiumplay Codec-C) - so the integrity of you whole system may be at risk.

i'd recommend doing an in-depth scan of your system with the security software already in place and other tools like the free version of malwarebytes & a reset of firefox.

Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware

Question owner

I restarted my computer and everything's working fine now. I don't know what caused the issue, but simply restarting it made everything work fine.

tfinniii 2 solutions 46 answers

Helpful Reply

I am having the hanging problem also checked everything and restarts and still having intermittent hanging problems.