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Skype or Latest Update causes Disconnects, Crashes

Have used Firefox for several years. Today I was forced to upgrade to Skype 7.1. Immediately after the installation of Skype, Firefox would no longer connect to the inter… (read more)

Have used Firefox for several years. Today I was forced to upgrade to Skype 7.1. Immediately after the installation of Skype, Firefox would no longer connect to the internet or load web pages (tab says "Connecting..." forever). Other applications and browsers work fine and there's no interruption to PC internet connectivity. After about 2-3 minutes of this, Firefox will crash if left alone.

After that, firefox.exe remains as a process and can never be ended. I try "End Process" and "End Process Tree" in Task Manager without success.

Firefox remains as a task in Task Manager forever, even when the browser window appears closed. If I try to re-open Firefox from there, I get the error "Firefox is already running but is not responding". When I click "Close Firefox", I get a new error message that says "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible". After I "OK" out of that, I can't do anything but re-start the computer to get rid of firefox.exe from Task Manager...and then the cycle repeats.

Not sure if Skype is to blame as Firefox also updated itself today. I blame Skype because it was doing the same weird hanging in Task Manager without ever closing until I disabled video processing in Skype (and because of the suspicious timing).

I've tried clean re-installs, running Firefox with add-ons disabled, and re-installing Skype as well. Same behavior in all cases.

Any suggestions? Note that I'm submitting this from a different machine.

Asked by Evanet 6 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 years ago

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how do I get rid of this BING and search.conduit.com stuff?

I have tried and tried to get rid of that BING and search.conduit.com stuff! I do not want it. I've tried going to about:config ; Preferences ; browser.newtab.url ....… (read more)

I have tried and tried to get rid of that BING and search.conduit.com stuff! I do not want it. I've tried going to about:config ; Preferences ; browser.newtab.url .... it won't let me change it. It has hijacked my browser. Sick of that crap. HOW DO I GET RID OF IT????



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Asked by DPLafont 6 years ago

Answered by John99 6 years ago

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Where do I find toolbar separators and spaces that kept my icons separated?

I updated to Firefox 36.0 and I refreshed as it was sluggish in its operation. Customizing my toolbars I noticed that the separators and the adjustable spaces that I had… (read more)

I updated to Firefox 36.0 and I refreshed as it was sluggish in its operation. Customizing my toolbars I noticed that the separators and the adjustable spaces that I had previously to keep my toolbar icons separated were no longer included in the extras. My question is where do I find them?

Asked by daveCrosby 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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Would like to add a tablet to the sync function of my computer but i cannot find "add a device" in the menu/options/sync of computer..

Latest version of Firefox is installed on both devices. I guess from what i read on this forum that the problem may come from the tablet (Samsung) which may have the old … (read more)

Latest version of Firefox is installed on both devices. I guess from what i read on this forum that the problem may come from the tablet (Samsung) which may have the old sync version. I deleted the Firefox sync account on it and installed the latest Firefox version but then when i want to add the Firefox sync account, I get the 3 codes which I am supposed to fill in on the computer sync options. But the computer doesn't provide this option. Can you please help?

Asked by blec 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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I cannot get Firefox to open using Startup folder with the shortcut

I placed the Firefox shortcut in the Startup folder but it will not open Firefox automatically when I initially boot up. I tried putting other Applications in the Startup… (read more)

I placed the Firefox shortcut in the Startup folder but it will not open Firefox automatically when I initially boot up.

I tried putting other Applications in the Startup folder, such as IE, and they all work properly. It is only Firefox that will not open up. Firefox is my default browser.

Thanks for your help. Fred

Asked by fredbelcher 6 years ago

Answered by ideato 6 years ago

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Can I delete Firefox Set up 13.0.1 and Set up Stub 26.0?

I'm running the very latest Firefox browser but have the following on my PC: Setup 13.0.1 26/06/12 Setup Stub 26.0 Can I safely delete these? Grateful for your advice … (read more)

I'm running the very latest Firefox browser but have the following on my PC: Setup 13.0.1 26/06/12 Setup Stub 26.0 Can I safely delete these? Grateful for your advice

Asked by 1PaulHoward 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Since Firefox 36.0 shows grey exclamation mark on https connection

Hello, before FF 36.0 everything worked fine. Since FF 36.0 Firefox indicates my connection with a grey exclamation mark. IE 11, Chrome 40.0.2214.115 m are showing SSL/TL… (read more)

Hello,

before FF 36.0 everything worked fine. Since FF 36.0 Firefox indicates my connection with a grey exclamation mark. IE 11, Chrome 40.0.2214.115 m are showing SSL/TLS connection as fine. There are no images or anything else without https loaded. It's an GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium Certificate.

Asked by Hans84 6 years ago

Answered by Hans84 6 years ago

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bt toolbar not showing

Since updating this morning the firefox it will not show my Bt toolbar it will not show my yahoo toolbar i have wasted 3 hours trying to fix this issue please help me i a… (read more)

Since updating this morning the firefox it will not show my Bt toolbar it will not show my yahoo toolbar i have wasted 3 hours trying to fix this issue please help me i am at my wits end.....................

Asked by Gregd 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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after installing version 36.0 everytime I go to a website I get "server not found" and I have to refresh

After installing version 36.0 (yesterday) on desktop and laptop, everytime I go to a website I get "server not found" and I have to refresh the site to access it. I check… (read more)

After installing version 36.0 (yesterday) on desktop and laptop, everytime I go to a website I get "server not found" and I have to refresh the site to access it.

I checked my firewall and it is configured correctly.

And I changed the proxy to "no proxy"

Still not fixed.

Thanks in advance. David

Asked by jerseyd 6 years ago

Answered by jerseyd 6 years ago

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'What's new' page broken

The 'what's new' page displayed after updating 35.0.1 to 36 is broken - no buttons can be clicked. A carefully-timed interrupted page refresh gives me what I assume is th… (read more)

The 'what's new' page displayed after updating 35.0.1 to 36 is broken - no buttons can be clicked. A carefully-timed interrupted page refresh gives me what I assume is the intended result. Removing "?oldversion=35.0.1" from the URI also unbreaks the page.

Asked by Jens Lyn IV 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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How can I find all the plugins in the firefox browser

HI I was wondering if I could ask a question how can I find all the installed plugins that I have in the lasted firefox I would like to be able to find out if for example… (read more)

HI I was wondering if I could ask a question how can I find all the installed plugins that I have in the lasted firefox I would like to be able to find out if for example if the shockwave plugin is up to date and what version is currently installed in the lasted firefox browser.

Thanks

Asked by Funny78 6 years ago

Answered by ideato 6 years ago

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False positive on docx from facebook

When downloading a word document from facebook, legit because I've downloaded it before, it gets flagged that it could contain a virus or spyware. Because I know what I'm… (read more)

When downloading a word document from facebook, legit because I've downloaded it before, it gets flagged that it could contain a virus or spyware. Because I know what I'm doing, how do I disable or bypass this? If this is a security feature since ff 36.0, could it be made so that a warning is shown prior to potentially downloading malicious content instead of the "you're not going to download this in a million years"?

thanks in advance,

Asked by jhonny8bit 6 years ago

Answered by Rich Pasco 6 years ago

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FF36, low memory message.

I continue to encounter, the following message, after updating to, FF36. I checked the task manager, and the memory usage, does not appear, to be excessive. I have been u… (read more)

I continue to encounter, the following message, after updating to, FF36. I checked the task manager, and the memory usage, does not appear, to be excessive. I have been unable, to prevent this message, from occurring. I have tried to load a screen shot, of the message. However, I cannot get it, to load.

Asked by gfinms 6 years ago

Answered by gfinms 6 years ago

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Updated to Firefox 36.0 Now getting Windows Security Alert

Hello, Updated to firefox 36.0 on 2-24-15 Now getting a Windows Security Alert Windows firewall has blocked some features of this program. Name: Firefox Publisher: Mozi… (read more)

Hello,

Updated to firefox 36.0 on 2-24-15 Now getting a Windows Security Alert Windows firewall has blocked some features of this program. Name: Firefox Publisher: Mozilla Corporation Path: C:\program files (x86)\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe Private networks box is checked and grayed out. Public networks box is unchecked and is asking to allow access.


When I look at allowed programs through firewall it shows 2 Firefox programs. Firefox --------(box is unchecked ) Firefox C:\program files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox) ----------(box checked off)

Also on 2-24-15 There were Windows 7 updates and a MSE Definition update.

When I booted up computer 2-25-15 the Windows Security Alert appeared.

I have not allowed access from Windows Security Alert window.

Why did this Windows Security Alert appear?

Asked by jorb 6 years ago

Answered by jorb 6 years ago

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Flash player doesn't work on firefox

When I went to play Boggle Bash or Mahjong Garden on POGO.com yesterday, 2-24-2015, a pop-up came up and said that my flash player was out of date. After updating 3 times… (read more)

When I went to play Boggle Bash or Mahjong Garden on POGO.com yesterday, 2-24-2015, a pop-up came up and said that my flash player was out of date. After updating 3 times, I still cannot play my flash games on POGO while using the Firefox browser. The same pop-up shows up stating that my flash player needs to be updated. I checked the current version and it is the latest one, 16.0.0.305 for Firefox and Windows 7 . Why isn't this update being recognized? I have gone through the list of Adobe trouble shooting to no avail. I am able to play using the Chrome browser. The people at Adobe told me to just use Chrome for my games. I don't like Chrome and want to use my Firefox for my gaming. I read the previous help subject that was submitted before by taylormade, on 11/24/14 3:55 PM, . I used the same link that you posted in the response by James Top 25 Contributor Moderator 619 solutions 4632 answers Posted 11/24/14 11:57 PM, and it doesn't help. What should I do to get my games working again on Firefox? I think that it is a disservice to Firefox that the Adobe people are telling people to use Chrome instead because there are less problems with it than using Firefox Something needs to be fixed.

Asked by fdlcm 6 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 years ago