Every time I open Firefox, since the last update, one of the exe programs begins using billions of cpus and causes my computer to freeze. It is not Malwarebytes or anythi… (read more)
Every time I open Firefox, since the last update, one of the exe programs begins using billions of cpus and causes my computer to freeze. It is not Malwarebytes or anything else, as I never had this problem before. While Firefox exe programs in general use too much, none has ever gone above 500,000 cpus before. After I mentioned this in a few places, it got better, but it started up again since the last update was posted, even though I have not downloaded it. Perhaps it has something to do with putting out updates? The only cure I have found is to open my Task Manager, and end the process that is gobbling up all the cpus, and after I do that, Firefox runs just fine. Somebody has screwed up with an update and this needs to be fixed, it seems to me. Sometimes, I can't even open my Task Manager. I am using Windows 7, yes, on a PC. And, by the way, this doesn't happen on my laptop, but I have not downloaded any updates on it, and will not.
Also, someone mentioned changing a setting on how resources are used, but there are no advanced settings available anymore.