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Why is Firefox 3.6.6 so slow?

Issue I have another kind of problem with Firefox Description Firefox 3.6.6 is running REALLY slow. Firefox just updated (automatically - I seemed to have no choice) to … (read more)

Issue

I have another kind of problem with Firefox

Description

Firefox 3.6.6 is running REALLY slow.

Firefox just updated (automatically - I seemed to have no choice) to 3.6.6 on my Mac (OS 10.5.4) and is now running unbearably slow. Every website I try to load shows, at the bottom left "waiting for" (then website name) and loads very slowly, compared to Safari 3.1.2. I tried clearing the cache but that didn't help.

Even when on Firefox's own Mozilla support pages, it loads really slow.

What gives? Why did Firefox automatically update to something worse? Can I go backwards and reload the previous, faster version?

Firefox version

3.6.6

Operating system

Mac OS 10.5.4

Plugins installed

lots

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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plugin-container.exe : what is it, why is it necessary, can I delete it

Please start a new thread http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum.php?locale=en-US&forumId=1&openpost=1 -FF4L Issue I have another kind of problem with Firef… (read more)

Please start a new thread http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum.php?locale=en-US&forumId=1&openpost=1 -FF4L

Issue

I have another kind of problem with Firefox

Description

plugin-container.exe

What is it, Why is it necessary, Can I delete it

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Today 6/22/2010, when Firefox updated to 3.6.4 GTB7.0

Troubleshooting information

Closed it via Task Manager

Firefox version

3.6.4

Operating system

Windows XP

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.4) Gecko/20100611 Firefox/3.6.4 GTB7.0

Plugins installed

  • -BitTorrent Plugin 1
  • 1.9.0009.1
  • Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • DivX Web Player version 1.5.0.52
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.2"
  • Default Plug-in
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • 6.0.11.847
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • Windows Multimedia Services DRM Store Plug-In
  • ~Mirage 6.1.58.0 Plugin for Visual Mirage Projects
  • Java Plug-in 1.6.0_11 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Npdsplay dll

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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When I opened Firefox today, I got weird sounds, like PacMan, and an ambulance siren, and I am unable to find a way to stop the noises. Cox Communications was no help, but the agent stated that he had heard the same sound yesterday when opening the Google

Issue I have another kind of problem with Firefox Description When opening my firefox browser page, I get a sound like an ambulance siren, and sounds that a tech at Cox … (read more)

Issue

I have another kind of problem with Firefox

Description

When opening my firefox browser page, I get a sound like an ambulance siren, and sounds that a tech at Cox Communications id'ed as PacMan noise. The tech also stated that he heard the same noise on the Google browser page yesterday. Any suggestions/solutions?

http://www.coolpreviews.com/firefox/issues_cp_ff.php disable the Cooliris Previews extension, then get an fixed version of that extension from the Cooliris website http://www.coolpreviews.com/

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

today

User Agent

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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What is plugin-container.exe?

The extension plugin-container.exe wanted access to the internet. The file was located in my Mozzile folder, but I read somewhere that it is malware. Is this file suppose… (read more)

The extension plugin-container.exe wanted access to the internet. The file was located in my Mozzile folder, but I read somewhere that it is malware. Is this file supposed to be there, and is it normal for attempt to receive a connection? Is it safe?

This happened

Just once or twice

== After the most recent update just a few hours ago.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TXGuy 10 years ago

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When I open firefox I get pacman sounds in the background...

I opened my firefox like normal and when I do, no matter what page i go to, i still get the pacman noises. There are no pop ups open and internet explorer seems to work f… (read more)

I opened my firefox like normal and when I do, no matter what page i go to, i still get the pacman noises. There are no pop ups open and internet explorer seems to work fine.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Today 5/21/10

User Agent

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; SLCC2; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0)

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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Siren sounds when Firefox is open. How do I disable it? How did I get it?

When I open Firefox, I get some game music than a siren sound that won't quit. This happened Every time Firefox opened == I opened Firefoxthis AM … (read more)

When I open Firefox, I get some game music than a siren sound that won't quit.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I opened Firefoxthis AM

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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I want to revert to 3.5

I'm not happy with the new Firefox, which I think is 4.0. It's far too complicated. I just want to go back to 3.5 version. I think it's called 3.5. How do I do it? … (read more)

I'm not happy with the new Firefox, which I think is 4.0. It's far too complicated. I just want to go back to 3.5 version. I think it's called 3.5. How do I do it?

Asked by StephenWinbaum 9 years ago

Answered by TonyE 9 years ago

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Firefox browser constantly lagging and not responding

It does it on any site I visit. I have tried clearing my cashe and cookies. It has gotten to the point I can't do anything becasue it stops responding. This started when … (read more)

It does it on any site I visit. I have tried clearing my cashe and cookies. It has gotten to the point I can't do anything becasue it stops responding. This started when I had version 3.5 and has continued since I upgraded to the newst version. It is only Firefox and not my other browsers so I don't see how it is my computer. Anything I can do to make it stop and work properly?


The reason mine was doing it was becasue of the add-ons. I deleted them all and only reinstalled AdBlock Plus, no script, request policy, and the video downloader. I have not had a problem since. It was either Mr Tech Toolkit or the personas. :(

Asked by ika_hinotama 9 years ago

Last reply by Paul Hubert 8 years ago

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Firefox has extreme memory leak

After using Firefox for several hours, it begins consuming more than 500mb of memory. This happened Every time Firefox opened == I began using Firefox 3.3.6 … (read more)

After using Firefox for several hours, it begins consuming more than 500mb of memory.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I began using Firefox 3.3.6

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Marco Lopes 8 years ago

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Firefox 4 seems to have a memory leak.

I have used Firefox 3.x for some time on a XP machine. Never any problems. It is a machine that I keep running for weeks on end without rebooting. It is a workstation but… (read more)

I have used Firefox 3.x for some time on a XP machine. Never any problems. It is a machine that I keep running for weeks on end without rebooting. It is a workstation but rather old.

After upgrading to Firefox 4 I get problems with memory. The machine has 2Gb of RAM. I have four tabs open in FF4, about the same as I usually have had in the past. Two of them are now pinned.

When I reboot Firefox it take about 90Mb. But after half a day that is up to 400Mb. I open and close tabs during the day. After another reboot cycle memory usage is again down.

Looks like a memory leak.

Asked by JAC@Mozilla 9 years ago

Last reply by jajones 9 years ago

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Why did you add plugin-container.exe it causes crashes on the computer runs without firefox running and uses 3.5 gigs of my memory

why did you start using plugin-container.exe. It is constantly causing crashes on my computer proven by when I install firefox 3.6.4 or .5 or .6. the program also freque… (read more)

why did you start using plugin-container.exe. It is constantly causing crashes on my computer proven by when I install firefox 3.6.4 or .5 or .6. the program also frequently uses 3.5 gigs of memory. When I remove firefox and install an older version that doesn't use it I have lots of memory left and no crashes.

This happened

Not sure how often

== when I installed firefox 3.6.4

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by nwerle 9 years ago

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Firefox 4 is unusable due to excessive Memory usage - when is the fix?

There are just so many people complaining about Firefox 4 - all with the same basic problem - Firefox 4 consumes far-too much memory and appears to increase memory usage … (read more)

There are just so many people complaining about Firefox 4 - all with the same basic problem - Firefox 4 consumes far-too much memory and appears to increase memory usage over time.

So far I have heard NOTHING from Mozilla regarding this problem.

Have Mozilla identified the problem? Is there a work around? When will there be a permanent fix?

Asked by IanSeale 9 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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Would it be wise to download v3.6.3 and downgrade? (plugin-container.exe issue)

Due to Firefox loading plugin-container.exe and taking up to 40% more resources (in version 3.6.4), would it be wise to download v. 3.6.3 here: http://releases.mozilla.or… (read more)

Due to Firefox loading plugin-container.exe and taking up to 40% more resources (in version 3.6.4), would it be wise to download v. 3.6.3 here: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.6.3/win32/en-US/ and downgrade? if so, would i need to completely uninstall 3.6.4 first? thx

== Upgrading to version 3.6.4

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by vanlenning 9 years ago

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Plugin-container.exe ate my CPU and my goldfish

After installing Firefox 3.6.4 and version 3.6.6 respectively, there was a process running in the background, called plugin-container.exe. It immediately began to eat my … (read more)

After installing Firefox 3.6.4 and version 3.6.6 respectively, there was a process running in the background, called plugin-container.exe. It immediately began to eat my CPU, my RAM and my goldfish. I have a fish tank in my room and after installing the FF update, my goldfish disappeared. Can I get a new goldfish from Mozilla?

This happened

Not sure how often

== after installing v3.6.4 and higher

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by NedMartin 8 years ago

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Pinned app tabs dissapeared

After the latest update to Firefox 4.0 (after RC) all my pinned app tabs completely disappeared. Where did they go? How do I bring them back? P.S> Every time I try to … (read more)

After the latest update to Firefox 4.0 (after RC) all my pinned app tabs completely disappeared. Where did they go? How do I bring them back?

P.S> Every time I try to re-add the app tabs and restart the browser, they disappear again.

Asked by invaluable 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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After most recent update, Firefox keep hanging intermittently with "Not Responding".

After the most recent update, my Firefox browser begins to hang intermittently with "Not Responding". I have checked the extensions and plug-in like Java, all of them are… (read more)

After the most recent update, my Firefox browser begins to hang intermittently with "Not Responding". I have checked the extensions and plug-in like Java, all of them are the latest updated ones. Everytime I open a new site or click on links to load another page, it happens. Every single time.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by fleuro 8 years ago

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realplayer won't download videos

I downloaded Firefox 3.6.4 today, and am not able to go to various sites as i did prior to the download, to successfully access the "download this video" in realplayer SP… (read more)

I downloaded Firefox 3.6.4 today, and am not able to go to various sites as i did prior to the download, to successfully access the "download this video" in realplayer SP. It works fine in IE8, but i like to use FireFox. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== i downloaded the latest version 3.6.4

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by DBerry 8 years ago