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Significantly higher FIrefox usage

This is my rig: www.bit.do/kanishkpc and I use the latest Firefox Beta (always updated) I have been using Firefox without the kind of memory usage that I am seeing recent… (read more)

This is my rig: www.bit.do/kanishkpc and I use the latest Firefox Beta (always updated)

I have been using Firefox without the kind of memory usage that I am seeing recently. With ~10/15 tabs open, my PC would never be troubled. The RAM usage wouldn't be at 90% but in the past few days (possibly because of a beta update?) I get 50% RAM usage (8GB) with 15 tabs. Yesterday concurrently loaded ~6 YouTube tabs caused a 90% usage from the app and I had to close it.

The RAM usage might seem normal but Firefox actually never uses that much RAM - or didn't earlier at least.

I used MalwareBytes a few days ago to do a malware scan and it found my PC clean. If I did have malware (I had a bit of scare earlier), how would I detect it?

Asked by Lance 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Current performance in blocking phishing sites?

In a 2017 test, Firefox performed much worse than Chrome and especially Edge when it came to blocking phishing sites. See https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-is… (read more)

In a 2017 test, Firefox performed much worse than Chrome and especially Edge when it came to blocking phishing sites. See https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-is-the-best-browser-for-blocking-phishing-websites. How is the current performance? Have more/other third-party tests been done?

Asked by FrankC 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Some sites take five to six times longer to load on firefox.

About:performance results. As an aside help section says About:performance should show up in menu/more and it does not. Do not care about that one but the slow loading of… (read more)

About:performance results. As an aside help section says About:performance should show up in menu/more and it does not. Do not care about that one but the slow loading of pages , twenty to thirty seconds vs. less than 1 on other browser and sister machine are driving us to another browser.

Michigan Weather Radar | AccuWeather may currently be slowing down Firefox.

MI Weather and Radar Map - The Weather Channel | Weather.com may currently be slowing down Firefox

No may be about it, yes they are. Used to load in a blink and still do in Edge browser and on sister machine.

Asked by don544 1 year ago

Last reply by Himanshu prabhakar 1 year ago

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Firefox using excessing cpu resources also just tonight Adblock Plus addon doesn't allow pages to load

Anyone else notice excessive cpu usage with Firefox 77.0.1? It's been going on for the past week. 17.6-27% cpu usage just sitting here on the support page only after a fr… (read more)

Anyone else notice excessive cpu usage with Firefox 77.0.1? It's been going on for the past week. 17.6-27% cpu usage just sitting here on the support page only after a fresh restart of the computer.

I also just noticed tonight not a single page would load. Switched to trouble shooting which disables the addons and pages loaded. Closed the browser and opened it again to be in normal mode and started disabling addons. The one I disabled to get pages to load again was Adblock Plus. Go figure of all the addons this is the one that is going to kill the browser from loading anything. I've already sent a report for this on the addon itself not sure what else to do there other then enjoy a bunch of adds for a while.

The one that concerns me more is Firefox just sucking away at the power for no reason at all. I can fill the top bar with tabs normally and not be using this much cpu. I would say it has developed a memory leak of sorts or something considering it's using 0 disk and network activity yet currently is using 18.4% cpu and 635MB memory for this single page being open.

Asked by scgt1 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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firefox-bin process using very high cpu even after closing window

Hello. From time to time, when using firefox I find that firefox-bin process uses very high cpu process (on top command output it shows even more that 100% (i don't under… (read more)

Hello. From time to time, when using firefox I find that firefox-bin process uses very high cpu process (on top command output it shows even more that 100% (i don't understand those specs)) It doesen't seem related to any specific website. I close tabs one by one and it remains the same. Even when closing firefox window, firefox-bin remains using 100% cpu for about 1 minute or so. Then a crash message appears, and I click send report.

Any suggestions accepted. cheers. Firefox 77.0.1 MX Linux 18.3

Asked by laureano 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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SLOW FIREFOX

I downloaded this Firefox two days ago, worked fine until today It took 5 minutes to get to this point. I had Firefox before but got slow, got no help, left for Edge. I… (read more)

I downloaded this Firefox two days ago, worked fine until today It took 5 minutes to get to this point. I had Firefox before but got slow, got no help, left for Edge. I'm sick of Microsoft cramming crap down my throat, would really like to stay with Firefox, but not at this speed.

Asked by carlgildner 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox Muili-process constantly hanging due to wait-chaining on another Firefox process

relatively recently (within the last month), Firefox has become prone to hanging. It seems to happen with randomly, and can be trigger by just about anything, e.g. scrol… (read more)

relatively recently (within the last month), Firefox has become prone to hanging. It seems to happen with randomly, and can be trigger by just about anything, e.g. scrolling a window, clicking on anywhere in the window. It appears that even with content process limit = 1, it still runs with a minimum of 5 process threads. Don't know how these are ordered, but the 'last' of these, as displayed in Task Manager (yes Windows 10 2004), seems to be the one with a wait chain.

This is quite frustrating, but although I am willing to help collect relevant diagnostics, I do not know sufficient to know which and how.

All helpful suggestions welcome. The laptop is not CPU, Memory, nor disk bound when these waits occur.

Asked by virtual-hp-b1y 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago