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After a long time with firefox running (days) it takes too long to terminate

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If Firefox has been running for a long time and now consumes a lot of memory (over 1GB of RAM normally) then it takes several minutes to clean and terminate.

This process is not always CPU intensive and sometimes the amount of memory attributed to firefox even increases. Taking 10 minutes for a computer program to terminate is appaling.

If Firefox has been running for a long time and now consumes a lot of memory (over 1GB of RAM normally) then it takes several minutes to clean and terminate. This process is not always CPU intensive and sometimes the amount of memory attributed to firefox even increases. Taking 10 minutes for a computer program to terminate is appaling.

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Did you opt out of the Ask Toolbar installation when you installed Foxit Reader? If not, you have it on your system now. There are compatibility problems between that app and Firefox.

Remove it by clicking the Firefox button, go to Add-ons, then Extensions and remove it in there.


If the problem persists, try running Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode. If it functions properly in that configuration, then one of your add-ons is the culprit.

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No ask toolbar. But i will try to run firefox in safe mode for a few days. it will be difficult thought!

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You could also try creating a new Profile. See Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data.

If that works, you can transfer your settings, bookmarks, passwords etc., to the new profile. See Profile Manager - Create, remove or switch Firefox profiles