Hi, I have been using Firefox for years, with Win 3.1, Win XP, Win 7 and now Win 10. However this week Firefox has suddenly decided to go mad. When I open Firefox I start… (tuilleadh eolais)
Hi, I have been using Firefox for years, with Win 3.1, Win XP, Win 7 and now Win 10. However this week Firefox has suddenly decided to go mad. When I open Firefox I start to browse web pages, and after perhaps 10 different pages Firefox stalls. First, there is a funny round icon for the cursor when I try to move the cursor, then after I click on the top task bar Firefox suddenly stops responding, and the page goes opaque.
The only thing I can do at this point is to shut down Firefox and restart the program. When Firefox is restarted it goes to the original page when it stopped responding. I can then use Firefox as normal for a while, but it will then stop responding again, And again. And again.
I have deleted the program and removed everything from the registry, three times, but once I reload Firefox it will start doing the same thing all over again.
I have finally formatted the whole hard-drive and reinstalled a cloned copy of the disc from 4 months ago, but this has not solved the issue.
I suspect there is a problem between Firefox and Win 10, but the solutions posted are way too complicated for me to follow. I have found that the easiest solution is to use Chrome, which I don't really like, but at least it is stable.
As far as anti-virus programs are concerned my laptop runs Norton Anti Virus, Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes, and they run scans on a constant basis.
As I say, I think that the problem seems to be that Firefox no longer works with Windows 10.
Also there are no add-ons or anything with Firefox, but if there was anything I have disabled it, I went through Firefox at the time and disabled everything that was there, but to no avail.
Perhaps some-one might have a simple, straight forward solution.