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Why is Firefox ESR 52.4.1 using 100% of my CPU even when nothing is loading? This is the worst I've seen in years.

Even on this page, Firefox freezes and stalls. When I check, it uses all my CPU. The problem is worse than even, even with a new install. Yes, this an old computer runnin… (read more)

Even on this page, Firefox freezes and stalls. When I check, it uses all my CPU. The problem is worse than even, even with a new install. Yes, this an old computer running Windows XP, but I'm not seeing the issue with any other software or browser. I would hate to switch browsers until I can afford a new computer.

Nothing in any of the support topics has helped or mitigated the problem.

Asked by DrStrange10150 2 years ago

Last reply by DrStrange10150 2 years ago

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No success with firewall exceptions so how do I allow download link from unknown publisher

Trying to allow a manufacturers' system scan after suffering longstanding desktop issues but before this can happen I have to download their support assist launcher. So… (read more)

Trying to allow a manufacturers' system scan after suffering longstanding desktop issues but before this can happen I have to download their support assist launcher. So the problem is, the download is blocked after the run/save window with another saying unknown publisher and so refuses to start downloading. The manufacturer says check internet connection. It's fine Now I've allowed the name of the support launcher in firewall via exceptions but it still won't load. Even tried it with firewall turned off. The download Icon TzsetupSfx, is shown in the downloads folder along with its file version 1.2.0.715 and name of publisher. So what can I do to get the download accepted by Firefox. I'm running 52.7 in win XP 3 pro. The manufacturers' URL is a www.

Asked by donedo 2 years ago

Answered by donedo 2 years ago

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I can't access a (poor) site, Ff states: Warning: Unresponsive script and so on... I guess I have to overstep Adobe Flash Player. Can you help?

Hello Techies, First meet my system... Linux 32bits (Lubuntu), provided with: Lightspark, an SWF player, and all what Linux comes with. Firefox ESR 52.4.0 (very old machi… (read more)

Hello Techies, First meet my system... Linux 32bits (Lubuntu), provided with: Lightspark, an SWF player, and all what Linux comes with.

Firefox ESR 52.4.0 (very old machine, its CPU doesn't have the SSE2 extension) provided with: HTTPS Everywhere, Ubuntu Modifications, YesScript OpenH264 Video Codec, Shockwave Flash, Widevine content Decryption module

I try to connect to a site, a radio station one, and Ff tells me a web page is slowing down the load process. Wait? Stop? Waiting is useless because the page never loads. Stopping leads to the site (simple http, without "s") but many parts of it do not respond. In other parts of the site Adobe Flash Player is mandatory to access the content. As you can imagine my system is not provided with Adobe and I guess this is why Ff warns me and can't access the site. I'm not installing Adobe, I don't even know if it is possible, and safe! How can I fix this? To me I should overstep Adobe, installing to the system something similar that the site can "like". Any suggestion? If you need it I can give the exact URL of the site. Many thanks for your educated answer!

Asked by Alberto67 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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website dropdown menu not working in firefox 32bit 52.0.1 windows xp pro sp3

I am using firefox 32bit 52.0.1 windows xp pro sp3, i visit a website page ( https://www.utransto.com/en/topup/number/ ) but when i try to click on drop down country s… (read more)

I am using firefox 32bit 52.0.1 windows xp pro sp3, i visit a website page ( https://www.utransto.com/en/topup/number/ ) but when i try to click on drop down country selection menu ... it is not working. Even i can't enter any number in that field and NEXT button is also not working.

Please check and fix this problem.

Waiting for your positive reply.

Thanks

Asked by ffuserman 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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cant delete history, keep getting java no enable

Java application This function has been disable That's the message I'm getting. running Firefox 52.7.3 on Windows XP sp3 How can I fix this from Firefox or do I need anot… (read more)

Java application This function has been disable

That's the message I'm getting. running Firefox 52.7.3 on Windows XP sp3

How can I fix this from Firefox or do I need another Browser.

Asked by mistyone 2 years ago

Answered by mistyone 2 years ago

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I have multiple issues with firefox - HELP!

My computer crashed recently and I had to reload Firefox... had no problem right up till I switched off last night. This morning I went to go online and I got a "Firefox… (read more)

My computer crashed recently and I had to reload Firefox... had no problem right up till I switched off last night.

This morning I went to go online and I got a "Firefox is already running" which I thought was odd as I only just started the computer. So I hit the "close Firefox" dialog box and tried again...same thing. I have turned the laptop off waited a couple of minutes and switched on again, same thing. I also get that my profile is missing or damaged and cant be loaded...

I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and tried again, same thing.

I went to troubleshooting and it tells me to go to the Firefox file in Appdata to find the profile, mine doesnt have one. I ran a search for anything Firefox related, nothing

I cleaned my cache and cookies last night, so I dont think its an issue with that, I am just dead in the water and have no idea how to get back

For information, I was running the latest version and have Windows 8.2 64 bit

HELP PLEASE!!

Asked by crgirl 2 years ago

Last reply by crgirl 2 years ago

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Firefox using 90%+ CPU when browsing

For the last couple of weeks (possibly since Firefox 52.4.0 was released) the CPU usage has been 90-99% when browsing. Sometimes when I open another tab I get a second ve… (read more)

For the last couple of weeks (possibly since Firefox 52.4.0 was released) the CPU usage has been 90-99% when browsing. Sometimes when I open another tab I get a second version of Firefox showing in processes in task manager. I have had the high CPU usage before but it went away. I'm using Windows XP service pack 3. I did read about Firefox stopping plug-ins from v52 - I still have the following plug-ins: OpenH264 video codec Shockwave Flash 27.0 Adobe Acrobat 11.0.8 (showing as 'vulnerable and should be updated') Microsoft DRM (2 of these - Netscape plugin and network object) canon image gateway mycamera plug-in windows media player plug-in dynamic link library windows presentation foundation for mozilla. I'm not sure what most of these do or if they're needed! I'm using Sky Broadband speed approx 7mb which is what it's always been. Also Panda free anti-virus. Any ideas gratefully received as this is driving us mad!

Asked by dave61 2 years ago

Last reply by SyncroScales 2 years ago

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Why is my Personal Computer very slow to open browsers?

Firefox and my I.E. 11 Browsers are both very slow most of the time & getting slower. Firefox is very slow to open, hangs, won't respond for a few seconds, etc. I al… (read more)

Firefox and my I.E. 11 Browsers are both very slow most of the time & getting slower. Firefox is very slow to open, hangs, won't respond for a few seconds, etc. I also see a message at times, right above address bar that reads "Mozilla Firefox (not responding)". I have done a refresh of Firefox, started in safe mode, etc. with no increase in performance. I've also cleaned the S.S.D. (solid state drive) (disk cleanup). Please help!

Asked by hgw53t 2 years ago

Last reply by Pj 2 years ago

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Strange hexadecimal cookie that keeps coming back

There's a strange cookie with a long hexadecimal name that keeps showing up in my CCleaner cookies list (see image). The cookie shows up a few seconds after I launch Fire… (read more)

There's a strange cookie with a long hexadecimal name that keeps showing up in my CCleaner cookies list (see image).

The cookie shows up a few seconds after I launch Firefox, even before I visit any sites. When I run CCleaner, the cookie goes away, but it comes back again the next time I launch Firefox. CCleaner shows the Firefox icon at the bottom of the cookie windows, but, oddly, the cookie does not appear in the cookies list in Firefox settings.

What is this strange cookie, and how do I make it go away?

Asked by Jon9 2 years ago

Last reply by Jon9 2 years ago

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Can sync be paused?

The only way to pause sync is through Options\Preferences, then signing out of sync. By then, the damage is done. Users should be able to pause sync by easier access, as … (read more)

The only way to pause sync is through Options\Preferences, then signing out of sync. By then, the damage is done. Users should be able to pause sync by easier access, as well as set the cycle of syncing at the user\'s discretion.

Asked by ineuw 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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How can I restore my Sync account on another computer?

Hi all, I've created a Sync Account and it works correctly on a computer. But I cannot find a way to have it "restored" on another computer. If I connect my Firefox Accou… (read more)

Hi all, I've created a Sync Account and it works correctly on a computer. But I cannot find a way to have it "restored" on another computer. If I connect my Firefox Account on a new computer, it doesn't request me if I want to restore data, it only creates a new "device" in my list...so it's not clear to me...it seems to be a one way sync :-( it's quite useless.

In other words, how can I use it as a backup solution?

Bye.

Asked by mighelon 1 year ago

Last reply by mighelon 1 year ago

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where is this from

https://townelite.com/?ea6d87e1ffa2b9630d84d01936338969 I have tried 4 different anti-virus, + malwarebytes, adaware, hitman pro, and can't get rid of this redirect. Happ… (read more)

https://townelite.com/?ea6d87e1ffa2b9630d84d01936338969

I have tried 4 different anti-virus, + malwarebytes, adaware, hitman pro, and can't get rid of this redirect. Happens every 2 days out of the blue

Asked by customer2-HP 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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unable to identify your browser

Attempted to go to login page on Aetna and got a page that said "unable to identify your browser." It suggests that maybe javascript or cookies are disabled. Both are w… (read more)

Attempted to go to login page on Aetna and got a page that said "unable to identify your browser." It suggests that maybe javascript or cookies are disabled. Both are working. Aetna tech support was clueless.

Asked by DrChar 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 months ago

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No automatic bookmark backups are created

Hi, What I understand from Mozilla's Help page it is that firefox does automatic bookmark backups and saves the last 15 in /profile/bookmarkbackups folder. In my case the… (read more)

Hi, What I understand from Mozilla's Help page it is that firefox does automatic bookmark backups and saves the last 15 in /profile/bookmarkbackups folder. In my case there is none json file in that folder that I haven't created manually. So it isn't a write permission problem. It is the only profile in ~/.mozilla/firefox folder so they can't be in another profile either. My guess is that it is disable somehow. I change my bookmarks regularly but not in every session; I would prefer not to enable the automatic backup every time firefox is closed. Any hint in the right direcction would be appreciated. Firefox ver 52.1.1

Asked by emagel 3 years ago

Last reply by emagel 2 years ago

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CHANGING BROWSERS

I was going to order some calendars from a company that I have been ordering from for a number of years. I clicked on "add to cart" and then I clicked on "check-out" and… (read more)

I was going to order some calendars from a company that I have been ordering from for a number of years. I clicked on "add to cart" and then I clicked on "check-out" and nothing happened. The hand on the screen was frozen. I contacted the company and they told me to change my browsers. Did you ever hear of this happening. I don't know if I want to change my browser, or what to change it to.

Asked by ChaCha 2 years ago

Answered by ChaCha 2 years ago

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Fresh firefox profile crashes on certain sites when not in safe mode

Hi, my installation of Firefox 52.4.1 ESR is crashing reproducibly when I'm not using Safe Mode on certain sites, like Google Maps and Reddit. I have created a completely… (read more)

Hi, my installation of Firefox 52.4.1 ESR is crashing reproducibly when I'm not using Safe Mode on certain sites, like Google Maps and Reddit.

I have created a completely new profile without add-ons and themes, and disabled hardware acceleration. Firefox still crashes on these sites. Only starting Firefox in Safe Mode solves the problem.

The problem only occurs on my tower PC which has a NVIDIA GPU, and not on my Thinkpad. Both are running the exact same Firefox version on Arch Linux with identical add-ons and user profiles. So it may be problem with video acceleration, but as I stated, I disabled HW acceleration. Btw. the problem doesn't occur with Firefox Quantum which I don't want to use until the most important add-ons are ported.

Anybody got an idea?

Asked by felsenhower 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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how do i turn off updater ext it is always running never shuts off it is using 87% of my computer and causing it to lock up!

I deleated firefox and reinstalled it and the same thing happends! firefox is so messed up it would not let me connect to the mozilla web site for help, only after I used… (read more)

I deleated firefox and reinstalled it and the same thing happends! firefox is so messed up it would not let me connect to the mozilla web site for help, only after I used combofix was I able to connect to the web site. updater.ext is always running firefox is broken, broken, broken!

Asked by scrawcrow 2 years ago

Answered by scrawcrow 2 years ago

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Still problem with FF 57

Tried upgrading to latest version. Think 57.4 or 57.0.4. Same issues reported before. Reviewing Task Manager I see multiple FF processes. One of them consuming 95%+ of C… (read more)

Tried upgrading to latest version. Think 57.4 or 57.0.4. Same issues reported before. Reviewing Task Manager I see multiple FF processes. One of them consuming 95%+ of CPU. Response disappears. Unable for any other task to respond. Returned to using ESR. Still not clear what ESR is and its support lifetime. Reviews several post regarding changing various options. Not had much luck getting even the option screen to appear after CPU hogging starts.

Any ideas are appreciated.

Asked by masterharp 2 years ago

Last reply by masterharp 2 years ago

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Firefox won't open after refreshing the browser

So when firefox is running slow or crashes, it usually suggests that I refresh the browser. This involves opening the menu, then clicking troubleshooting programs and the… (read more)

So when firefox is running slow or crashes, it usually suggests that I refresh the browser. This involves opening the menu, then clicking troubleshooting programs and the refresh firefox. Doing this, usually works. But, for about two months now, I can't refresh.

What usually happens is the browser will close, a new window will pop up, saying it's refreshing, and then the browser would open right back up. But, since March(when this problem started) the browser would NEVER open again. I sat for almost two hours the last time I tried. I even tried to reopen it in a bunch of different ways, but it never would. I usually have to restart my whole computer.

It's still running slow and will crash every now and then. I don't really want to reinstall the browser because I'm not 100% sure how to get my profile back and I have a lot of unsaved bookmarks I can't lose.

I really hope someone can help.

Asked by Zell 3 years ago

Last reply by John99 3 years ago

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why do i keep getting "not responding" every time i get on pc

Am an 80 yr old trying to negotiate my PC bur always always have the above message on my system of late-am i doing something wrong or is it the system? Any help would be … (read more)

Am an 80 yr old trying to negotiate my PC bur always always have the above message on my system of late-am i doing something wrong or is it the system? Any help would be appreciated before the PC goes out the window!!!!

Asked by murielfrost 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago