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Firefox crashes (straight up closes without any warning) when I search for terms like: "rogue", "malware", "virus"
I have been having this issue for months now. Every time I search for something which contains terms like "rogue", "malware", "virus" firefox closes without any notice. This first happened when I searched these terms on youtube and google.
Is some sort of malware trying to prevent me from searching the term "malware"? Also, there is a similar question here which also states that firefox closes when the term "rogue" is searched for but I can't view that question because every time I try to open the question my firefox crashes because it contains the term "rogue" ...
How do I fix this issue? Please help me out, thanks.
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That's crazy. Could you test in Firefox's Safe Mode? In its Safe Mode, Firefox temporarily deactivates extensions, which seem like a potential source of this problem.
If Firefox is not running: Hold down the Shift key when starting Firefox. (On Mac, hold down the option/alt key instead of the Shift key.)
If Firefox is running: You can restart Firefox in Safe Mode using either:
- "3-bar" menu button > "?" Help button > Restart with Add-ons Disabled
- (menu bar) Help menu > Restart with Add-ons Disabled
and OK the restart.
Both scenarios: A small dialog should appear. Click "Start in Safe Mode" (not Refresh).