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wmiprvse.exe appears in the task manager when Firefox is ran

I noticed that when Firefox starts up, wmiprvse.exe appears in the task manager, and the process terminates its self if it isn't terminated manually. I've noticed that wm… (read more)

I noticed that when Firefox starts up, wmiprvse.exe appears in the task manager, and the process terminates its self if it isn't terminated manually. I've noticed that wmiprvse.exe didn't start when Firefox starts up until the 27.0 update for Firefox. My question is, is it normal and safe for wmiprvse.exe to start when Firefox starts up?, and if it is normal and safe, why exactly is it that wmiprvse.exe starts up every time when Firefox starts up? It seems suspicious that a Windows process would be starting every time a Mozilla browser is ran. I also tried running Internet Explorer, and I didn't notice wmiprvse.exe in the task manager when Internet Explorer was ran, so it appears to be an issue isolated to Firefox. I even tried left clicking Restart with Add-ons Disabled, and that didn't fix the problem. I also tried unchecking Update Add-ons Automatically as well as turning off data sharing in Firefox Health Report, and neither of those things fixed the problem. Additionally, I tried restarting my computer as well as shutting down my computer and turning it back on, and the mentioned issue still persisted. I even tried unplugging my modem and having it disconnected from power for a while as well as enabling and disabling my network adapter and repairing the connection, and that didn't solve the problem either. I've also scanned for malicious software, and none was found, so that doesn't appear to be the problem. It also seems like Firefox takes longer to start up. Thank you for taking time to read my post , and also hopefully Mozilla can use this post as feedback so unanswered concerns and questions such as mine won't go unanswered for 27.0 and future versions of Firefox. The OS I'm using is Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 .

Asked by askingmozillauser 6 years ago

Last reply by user1071620 6 years ago

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how to remove avg search search from mozilla

how to remove avg search search from mozilla? I have a problem with the addition of avg search search I can not remove it from your browser the Plug-in does not appear to… (read more)

how to remove avg search search from mozilla?

I have a problem with the addition of avg search search I can not remove it from your browser

the Plug-in does not appear to me withered installed on my computer

It appears to me only when I click on the Add New Tab Here Screenshot:

http://jpg.co.il/view/52f8b060cc7af.jpg/

I made this guide: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/avg-secure-search-virus-removal/

It does not work

I reset the browser, that does not work How can I delete it?

Asked by the-magician 6 years ago

Answered by the-magician 6 years ago

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Firefox 27.0 fails to open print dialog

I have firefox set to automatically update. All of a sudden, perhaps after the most recent update, I cannot print anything. If I try to print, I just get an windows error… (read more)

I have firefox set to automatically update. All of a sudden, perhaps after the most recent update, I cannot print anything. If I try to print, I just get an windows error sound and nothing more. I do not get the print dialog. I have tried to reset the printer configuration, and I have tried reinstalling Firefox all together. Neither sovled the problem. Please advice.

Thank you.

Asked by X.o.t. 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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I uninstalled firefox and download new one thought my bookmarks saved as json but I just seen on the file is says FILE not json or html please help

I saved my bookmarks before uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling tried to restore my bookmarks it says unsupported file type after Google checking everything said json s… (read more)

I saved my bookmarks before uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling tried to restore my bookmarks it says unsupported file type after Google checking everything said json so I thought it was json file then I just see on my bookmarks file that is FILE not json or html so how do I restore a bookmark file that is a FILE running Firefox 27.0.1 x86 us windows 8

Asked by jenniferroberts80 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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Why does my computer keep reloading blank pages while reading email ?

My computer constantly reloads a blank page while I am in my email account (Outlook.com- an old hotmail account). I have deleted cookies, deleted history and the cache f… (read more)

My computer constantly reloads a blank page while I am in my email account (Outlook.com- an old hotmail account). I have deleted cookies, deleted history and the cache files according to what one search result told me to do. I have mal-ware and anti-virus which are all up to date along with current windows versions. I reloaded Firefox also, all to no avail. Unless I take my computer to a repair shop, it is difficult to read any email.

Asked by ginnyinflorida 6 years ago

Last reply by ginnyinflorida 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Firefox crashes after a few minutes around an hour or so, and going through the matter through several system restores has erased all my browsing history. I've managed to… (read more)

Firefox crashes after a few minutes around an hour or so, and going through the matter through several system restores has erased all my browsing history. I've managed to test out updating my plugins, removing a virus successfully, and even resetting Firefox. The problem still persists. I have not yet tested out Safe Mode for sure yet, since I don't want to be dealing with ads often while doing so.

If I happen to try out memtest, I'm sadly not sure of which flash drives etc to proceed with the install.

Latest crash: bp-cbc14e34-3fda-4c4c-b885-82387d6474f3

Asked by SneaselSawashiro 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Firefox and Facebook script errors

Closing as duplicate please continue with open thread /questions/982984?page=2#answer-527488 ~J99 I'm not even sure why I'm bothering this, as I can already anticipat… (read more)

Closing as duplicate please continue with open thread /questions/982984?page=2#answer-527488 ~J99


I'm not even sure why I'm bothering this, as I can already anticipate the answers (i.e. try safe mode, create a new profile, clear cache, etc...), but whenever I try to access a Facebook page, I almost always get a hang and then a script error. I've tried all the "fixes" above and then some including experimenting with add-ons/plugins to see if any of those were the problem, and to no avail. This also happens alot with ANY kind of page that has an embedded Facebook "like" button. That includes A LOT of sites, these days, so I'm constantly getting script errors during my Facebook sessions.

Anyone (regular users) else have this issue and have any creative solutions, or is Firefox simply sucky at properly rendering basically anything that has to do with Facebook? I see that this issues seems to be completely ignored in each "upgrade" of the browser. The only thing that even half-way works is QuickJava, but as I'm sure users of this extension know, that can completely render hyperlinks unusuable, so you're constantly having to switch it on and off during loading of pages.

I really just want this here for documentation purposes.

Asked by FireFoxFan1 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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How do I get rid of "Hot Deals"?

I updated to the latest version of Firefox, and ever since I did, I keep getting a tab on my pages, called, "Hot Deals". How do I get rid of this, and how do I stop new w… (read more)

I updated to the latest version of Firefox, and ever since I did, I keep getting a tab on my pages, called, "Hot Deals". How do I get rid of this, and how do I stop new windows from opening, when I click on a link, or email, it opens a new window, instead of a new tab! Please help!!

Thank you!

Asked by Mary T McClure Morris 6 years ago

Last reply by tacticalogic 6 years ago

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some links are not working when i click on them

I will click on a link and it loads and then nothing. The only way I can open it is to open link in new tab. This has been happening since the new updates. Very frustr… (read more)

I will click on a link and it loads and then nothing. The only way I can open it is to open link in new tab. This has been happening since the new updates. Very frustrating as I have to resort to Google Chrome in order to not have to deal with this. Lots of links will not open.

Asked by renascent 6 years ago

Last reply by Ridgwell 6 years ago

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Firefox 27 updated automatically; since then it is very slow to open pages, very often freezes (page goes white), and it is often impossible to scroll.

Firefox updated itself automatically from the previous version to version 27. I repeat, it did everything by itself. Since then, even when only one page/tab is open, it… (read more)

Firefox updated itself automatically from the previous version to version 27. I repeat, it did everything by itself. Since then, even when only one page/tab is open, it is very, very slow to change pages (say, from inbox to open an e-mail), frequently whites out, refuses to scroll, or scrolls a line only when the wheel is rotated several times, and often refuses to open pages without several refreshes. I have used Firefox for many years, and this is the first time I have had such problems. (Internet Explorer does not have these issues). It seems to be getting worse day by day. (Pages failing to load until refreshed started within the past week, and now it is happening more than 50% of the time.) I am going blind, and this is just becoming terribly frustrating. If the version has so many bugs, why was it released? (I am running Windows 7, with everything up-to-date. I have not changed any settings, and, as mentioned above, Firefox worked perfectly before the automatic update to version 27 installed itself a couple of weeks ago.)

Asked by d_m_burkus 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago

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Clicking email link opens Internet Explorer...

This is a new issue, as of today. I have not changed any of my settings for email defaults. When clicking on the reply link on Craigslist, a window opens, giving options… (read more)

This is a new issue, as of today. I have not changed any of my settings for email defaults.

When clicking on the reply link on Craigslist, a window opens, giving options. I always choose the anonymizer. Today, when I clicked on it, Internet Explorer opened. When I right-clicked on IE to close the window, it rapidly opened up numerous tabs, each of which had the message "Navigation cancelled". I was unable to click on "close all tabs" for more than 30 seconds, by which time more than 50 tabs had opened. It took multiple attempts to close all those tabs.

Now, before you tell me to check IE settings, keep in mind that: 1) I NEVER use IE and 2) I have never had this problem in the past and 3) I have not changed any email default settings. Also, 4) I had no problems accomplishing my task on Chrome.

Something is haywire in Firefox 27.0.1 and I am at a loss as to what it might be or how to fix it. None of the online help pages has been of any use, up to this point. I have restarted Firefox and I have rebooted my computer.

Any ideas would be welcome

Asked by Steve Wyman 6 years ago

Answered by Steve Wyman 6 years ago

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arrow moving after load webpage, malicious software

I have some sort of malware trying to send me to what MalwareBytes says are malicious sites. I'm working on that, but haven't been able to fix it. But my question is: a… (read more)

I have some sort of malware trying to send me to what MalwareBytes says are malicious sites. I'm working on that, but haven't been able to fix it. But my question is: a few days ago, after I load a webpage, the big download arrow moves up to the small arrow in the upper right, as if it is downloading something. Does that indicate that it has finished downloading that page, or is it something malicious?

I'm using the latest version for Firefox.

Asked by jMac 6 years ago

Answered by jMac 6 years ago

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Firefox still running after I close it

Prior to the last couple of weeks, once in awhile after closing Firefox and attempting to relaunch it, I would get an error message that it was still running and I had to… (read more)

Prior to the last couple of weeks, once in awhile after closing Firefox and attempting to relaunch it, I would get an error message that it was still running and I had to close it before I could relaunch it. The last 2 weeks this happens just about every other time. I'd like to figure out if I have a setting that's bad or if recent Firefox updates caused this to increase or what. If anyone can help, I'd be greatful.

Thanks.

Asked by JJWike 6 years ago

Last reply by rabii 6 years ago

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Is there a 64 bit Plug-in availalbe for Office 2010?

I would like to be able to open and edit MS Office documents using Office 2010 when the documents reside in SkyDrive. The only plug-in I can find is for a 32 bit applica… (read more)

I would like to be able to open and edit MS Office documents using Office 2010 when the documents reside in SkyDrive. The only plug-in I can find is for a 32 bit applications and it wont download to my PC which is running Windows 8.1 64 bit. Can anyone help?

Asked by Doug11046 6 years ago

Last reply by Doug11046 6 years ago

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Middle mouse button - Dosen't work at all.

So, my most used action within Firefox was utilizing the middle mouse button in order to open a new tab on a link. Now suddenly after a format on my PC, the middle mouse … (read more)

So, my most used action within Firefox was utilizing the middle mouse button in order to open a new tab on a link. Now suddenly after a format on my PC, the middle mouse button refuses to be acknowledged at all by Firefox; can't even hold it down to auto scroll or anything. I want to confirm that the button works on other programs and games with no issues. Using using ctrl/shift+click is not optimal but what I'm doing so far. I'm using the latest version, here's a list of the things I've already tried:

- Checking out all the related about:config's with "middle" as searching field.

- Made a new profile and reset Firefox numerous times

- Disabled/removed addons/extensions

- Wiped and installed Firefox completely - Tried with no addons

- Checked options

So far no luck at all, even tried some other browsers such as aurora & chrome with the same issue essentially.

Asked by Inqy 6 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Tab page use up all RAM, causing Mac to freeze

I have reported this as a bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=975945 It seems that if a certain site (in this case https://parse.com/ ) has a link in the Ta… (read more)

I have reported this as a bug:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=975945

It seems that if a certain site (in this case https://parse.com/ ) has a link in the Tab Page thumb, it grabs all the RAM it can to the point of completely freezing the whole system.

This happens in a matter of seconds (200MB > 600MB > 900MB ... 1.6GB). Not quitting FF in time cause a complete system lock where you cannot even get to the "Force Quit.." window, and HD will work endlessly.

I have cleared all history, started in 'safe mode', created a new profile and deleted the old one, problem persist.

Here's how to easily reproduce (given, problematic site is not in your tab page):

(This on a Mac OS X 10.8, not sure about other systems).

1. (optional) Open "Activity Monitor", and switch to 'Memory' tab. (So you can quit FF in time). 2. Open "Tab Page" 3. In a new window, go to "https://parse.com/" and drag the link to the 'tab page'. 4. Watch the RAM pick up (and quit FF before it hit the fan).

I ended up disabling the tab page as I didn't see the problem getting any attention.

My bug report did not seemed to make an impression, it's just sitting there, did I miss something in filing it?

Asked by bauermusic 6 years ago

Last reply by bauermusic 6 years ago

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Firefox keeps re-setting my homepage to theirs which is making me extremeley angry! How do I stop it?

I keep setting my homepage to the one that I want. Consistently, Firefox changes my homepage back to theirs. This is making me extremely angry. I am sick of websites f… (read more)

I keep setting my homepage to the one that I want. Consistently, Firefox changes my homepage back to theirs. This is making me extremely angry. I am sick of websites feeling that they have the right to change my settings.

How do I get this to stop rather than dumping Firefox all together?

Asked by Merribuck 6 years ago

Last reply by Merribuck 6 years ago