firefox freezes every few seconds even with latest update and pluging
I am Firefox user since its verson2.
I am using windows 7, Firefox was working correctly but few days back when my system engineer installed Symantec end point protection and domain. My Firefox start freezing very frequently (It is not crashing). But it is too irritating to work now.
I want to use same in future. Please help me to resolve the same.
Additional System Details
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.13.2 for Mozilla browsers
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.01
- VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0
Hmm, are you sure you're running Firefox 19? It was released today, if you didn't know that already. I don't see why you would be having issues as I'm using Firefox right now. And, I would recommend you uninstall Symantec End-Point Protection, and use AVG or Avast as Symantec End Point Protection is known for having problems with Firefox. Hope this helps!
Actually i am facing the problem since last couple of month, i am very keen to fix the problem, in search i am continuously visiting site to look for solution and update.
Yes i am using version 19, updated an hr back, but still Firefox freezing, as far as Symantec end point concern, I cant change SEP, since its corporate antivirus.
OS Windows 7 Ultimate, Firefox 19.0, Antivirus SEP 11, In corporate Domain
Then you're out of luck, You may want to try Firefox for Organizations, go here to visit the site, it may fix your problems with the regular version of Firefox: Firefox for Organizations website. Hope this helps!
Modified by Kamran Mackey
No you aren't out of luck, and don't use the Firefox ESR, it's not good for regular users.
Instead, please try to Reset Firefox Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings
I am Firefox user since its versio-2, I am at corporate, but not looking for corporate solution... I am using this as individual user. And ESR is not for individual user.
Cant help but notice there are page after page of people experiencing freezing problems with the latest update of Firefox (V.19), and on each page you have suggested the reset Firefox. I am having this freezing problem SINCE the V.19 update, never before. I have tried all troubleshooting steps to no avail, but am not going to reset and loose all my settings as everyone you have suggested this to in every post said it did not fix the problem. This is quite obviously a problem with V.19 update, please stop advising people to reset their firefox and loose all there settings for nothing, rather advise them of the Mozilla feedback form so Mozilla can fix this v19 problem with an update.
Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.
- Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available"
I'm using firefox 20.0.01 - and my pages keep freezing -I've no idea why - its very disconcerting.
Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).
- Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window or otherwise make changes.
I can't recall it freezing since I restarted in Safe Mode - good job!!
If it works in Safe Mode and in normal mode with all extensions (Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) disabled then try to find which extension is causing it by enabling one extension at a time until the problem reappears.
Close and restart Firefox after each change via "Firefox > Exit" (Windows: Firefox/File > Exit; Mac: Firefox > Quit Firefox; Linux: Firefox/File > Quit)
In Firefox Safe mode these changes are effective:
- all extensions are disabled
- the default theme is used (no persona)
- userChrome.css and userContent.css are ignored
- the default toolbar layout is used (localstore-safe.rdf)
- hardware acceleration is disabled
- plugins are not affected
- preferences are not affected
I am actually having the same problem, but. I noticed that this all happened when I tried to update the Catalyst control center for ASUS. For some reason it failed and the the problems began. So I had to do the System Restore and since then BAM, Firefox started freezing... BTW it work perfectly normally in windows safe mode.
Modified by Ritoaniajin