The other day due to the huge amount of CPU my Firefox was using I removed the software from my computer and tried to update to the latest 5.0 version. After the new inst… (read more)
The other day due to the huge amount of CPU my Firefox was using I removed the software from my computer and tried to update to the latest 5.0 version. After the new installation I noticed that instead of a plugin container, there were two instances of Firefox running in task manager. After some research I thought that the issue was malware so I took the usual precautions (got antimalware software and did a complete system check only to find nothing) and eventually ended up resetting my computer. My computer is now factory reset, but when I again downloaded Firefox this instance occurred again. The two instances seem to be linked. I cannot close out of one without Firefox shutting down. The download didn't seem to work correctly as Firefox never launched upon full download and I was forced to restart my computer to get it to work at all. This does NOT occur when I use internet explorer as it shows a plugin container working with the process.
This second instance of Firefox is eating my CPU like the plugin container used to. I DO have antimalware software as well as an antivirus and neither are detecting issues on my computer. What can I do to fix this problem? I was considering reinstalling Firefox again but since it didn't download properly either time, I was wondering if there was a link to a version other than 5.0 out there that is more functional.