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Why does firefox 22.214.171.124 freeze when I open any website? I cannot even open google.com. I uninstalled firefox and re-installed it again, but I get the same problem. What should I do?
The only sites that do not freeze are Firefox or Mozilla sites. Any other sites freeze. I have to 'End Task' in Windows task manager to cancel Firefox. After I installed Fire fox, my laptop is slower than it used to be. No Firefox updates are available.
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Yes it still freezes
what I did: Start, Run and I typed: firefox.exe -safe-mode
I did not check any boxes.
Firefox opened prompting to restore previous session. I restored the previous.
Opened a new tab and typed www.google.com
It freezes on Google tab, a green circle keeps rotating and in the bottom left the message "Transfering data from www.google.com..." is displayed.
Left it for more than half an hour. Still nothing. Eventually I ended Firefox with Windows Task Manager.
Internet connection is fine. While firefox is freezing I can open IE and open google.com with no problem, I can open gmail, surf other websites etc. with no problem
(also tried gmail.com, same problem)
However when I opened yahoo.com, firefox did not freeze. McAfee/us and Mcafee/uk opened fine I tried more sites (Still in safe mode), firefox did not freeze.
It seems to me that I can open some sites while running in "safe mode".
It would really be nice to 'keep everything together' and not use Firefox and IE. Most importantly I would like to be able to open gmail.com. Do you think I have to change some setting in gmail?
Modified by moretvz
This is really annoying now. Tried everything and google pages still freeze up when using FF4. I use Chrome and IE9 and do not have this issues with those browsers.
Can somebody please fix this?
I solved my problem
After installing Firefox 126.96.36.199 on an XP pc, I noticed that McAfee Site Advisor was automatically disabled. This made me thinking. The laptop I have a problem with runs Vista.
What I did.
I opened Firefox in the normal way (not in safemode)
I opened the following McAfee link:
and downloaded the Site Advisor and followed the Install Instructions
So far I am able to open any site with no problem.
Thank you McAfee!!
More info on McAfee Site Advisor http://www.siteadvisor.com/howitworks/index.html?affid=0&lang=en-gb&lcid=2057&langid=40&culture=en-GB&rcode=Platinum1.0
Please post a reply if this helped you
Modified by moretvz