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Every time I start firefox it takes 5 minutes because checking if plugins are compatible with this version. I can understand the first time I upgrade but happens every time. How do I stop this? JBgarod

Every time I start firefox it takes 5 minutes because checking if plugins are compatible with this version. I can understand the first time I upgrade but happens every time. How do I stop this? JBgarod

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Installed Plug-ins

  • npsitesafety
  • RadioRage Installer Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.11.2 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.
  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • HP Product Detection Plugin
  • HP Active Check Plugin
  • HP Pit Plugin
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.8.638
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.0
  • Winamp Application Detector
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

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cor-el
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Which security software (firewall, anti-virus) do you have?

Some security software has virtualization or sandbox features that may cause problems by protecting and restoring files in the Firefox profile folder.


Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer some files from an existing profile to the new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files.

Which security software (firewall, anti-virus) do you have? Some security software has virtualization or sandbox features that may cause problems by protecting and restoring files in the Firefox profile folder. ----- Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems. See "Creating a profile": *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_-_Firefox#Profile_issues If the new profile works then you can transfer some files from an existing profile to the new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox
Andrew
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go to About:config and find plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin then double-click on it, to toggle it to "TRUE".

go to About:config and find plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin then double-click on it, to toggle it to "TRUE".

Modified by Andrew

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Hi all, thanks for the replies but it didn't work. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled and then had further problems in that I couldn't install any add ons. I spent a couple of days at it and gave up. I am now using chrome and have uninstalled Firefox as I coundn't find out how to download an earlier version. Tks again. JBGarrod

Hi all, thanks for the replies but it didn't work. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled and then had further problems in that I couldn't install any add ons. I spent a couple of days at it and gave up. I am now using chrome and have uninstalled Firefox as I coundn't find out how to download an earlier version. Tks again. JBGarrod