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Firefox fills disk space to 0 bytes few times a day

Hello! I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the lates… (read more)

Hello!

I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the latest 20H2 version with all updates installed). It’s worth to mention that I’ve been using Firefox like 15 years and never had an issue like this before.

Firefox just fills up system drive completely (50+GB to 0 bytes remaining) few times a day under active usage. It happens randomly and I can’t identify the reason. I also can’t find any actual files saved on disk because it seems to be related to NTFS cache. I’ve tried disabling the following settings with no success:

browser.cache.disk.enable cached-web-content_cached-web-content browser.cache.memory.enable browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled

And couldn’t find any solution unfortunately. I usually have 2 windows opened ("common" and private) with 10 to 30 tabs each which is not much at all for i7/16GB I believe. This problem is extremely annoying and seriously affects SSD life so I'd really appreciate if someone would help me to resolve it. Thanks in advance!

Asked by eqall 9 months ago

Last reply by eqall 8 months ago

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Firefox crashing when opening most Russian websites!

I am on Mac OS High Sierra Since about a week literally any Russian website I open just crashes Firefox immediately. I have tried to restart in Safe Mode and clear histo… (read more)

I am on Mac OS High Sierra Since about a week literally any Russian website I open just crashes Firefox immediately. I have tried to restart in Safe Mode and clear history - it didn't help. What is happening?! Using Chrome in the meantime (no crash there)

Asked by Danas 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

Firefox causes 100% CPU usage when opening couple tabs at the same time!!!

I Am on desktop: i5 9600KF (high performance mode) 16GB 3200mhz ram NVME... Windows 10 Pro x64 Firefox last stable When I open Firefox tabs aren't loaded all at the same … (read more)

I Am on desktop:

i5 9600KF (high performance mode) 16GB 3200mhz ram NVME... Windows 10 Pro x64 Firefox last stable

When I open Firefox tabs aren't loaded all at the same time, but they are suspended. So after that: when I switch between 6 tabs quickly - they start to open at the same time. And CPU usage skyrockets to 100% LOL! Given I Am on high end PC - this is joke! I was using chrome and had hundreds of tabs and Chrome doesn't even suspend them by default. They open all at the same time I think!

So there is something wrong! I tried troubleshooting mode and it was the same problem!

Thanks for help!

Asked by empleat 2 months ago

Last reply by empleat 4 weeks ago

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Firefox crashing constantly and incredibly unstable

Firefox is crashing almost immediately after loading a page. Sometimes it crashes while loading the page, sometimes I can scroll down or click a link, and then it crashes… (read more)

Firefox is crashing almost immediately after loading a page. Sometimes it crashes while loading the page, sometimes I can scroll down or click a link, and then it crashes. Biggest issues are on Reddit. I'm able to browse the Firefox support pages with minimal issues (although it has crashed once or twice).

Crash happens in Safe Mode. (I'm in safe mode right now and it just crashed) I did a FULL clean install about a week ago. (actually did it twice just to be sure)

Not sure what info you need in order to help, but here is some of the crash report from the latest one today.

Signature servo_arc::Arc<T>::drop_slow<T> | servo_arc::Arc<T>::drop_slow<T> | mozilla::dom::Element::UnbindFromTree More Reports Search UUID 2a1bc85b-67b2-4dd4-a669-82da60210119 Date Processed 2021-01-19 18:12:21 UTC Uptime 19 seconds Install Age 845,692 seconds since version was first installed (1 week, 2 days and 18 hours) Install Time 2021-01-08 20:07:45 Product Firefox Release Channel release Version 84.0.2 Build ID 20210105180113 (2021-01-05) Buildhub data OS Windows 10 OS Version 10.0.19042 Build Architecture amd64 CPU Info family 6 model 158 stepping 10 CPU Count 12 Adapter Vendor ID

Intel Corporation (0x8086)

Adapter Device ID

UHD Graphics 630 (Mobile) (0x3e9b)

Startup Crash

False

Process Type content Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ Crash Address 0xffffffffffffffff Total Virtual Memory 140,737,488,224,256 bytes (140.74 TB) Available Virtual Memory 138,530,992,422,912 bytes (138.53 TB) Available Page File 7,993,192,448 bytes (7.99 GB) Available Physical Memory 4,360,728,576 bytes (4.36 GB) System Memory Use Percentage 48 EMCheckCompatibility

False

App Notes

FP(D00-L1100-W00001000-T000) Has dual GPUs. GPU #2: AdapterVendorID2: 0x10de, AdapterDeviceID2: 0x1c8d, AdapterSubsysID2: 12191462, AdapterDriverVersion2: 26.21.14.3086DWrite? DWrite+ WR? WR- OMTP? OMTP+4

Processor Notes

processor_ip-172-31-18-68_us-west-2_compute_internal_7; ProcessorPipeline; non-integer value of "SecondsSinceLastCrash"

Asked by elliotlandes 10 months ago

Last reply by elliotlandes 9 months ago

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Firefox has stopped working message immediately after trying to launch

This has just started. I'm not aware that I've changed anything on the PC (Windows 8). The message appears a couple of times on each startup attempt. I've uninstalled and… (read more)

This has just started. I'm not aware that I've changed anything on the PC (Windows 8). The message appears a couple of times on each startup attempt. I've uninstalled and reinstalled. I tried the refresh and Shift click to get into safe mode. There has been no change to the error. I can access other websites and Microsoft Edge is working OK.

Asked by kathpbrown 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Stripe.com crashing Firefox

Hi guys! Stripe.com crashes FF. The site only displays about halfway down its homepage, then crashes FF. I've cleared cookies, all history, removed and reloaded FF, turne… (read more)

Hi guys! Stripe.com crashes FF. The site only displays about halfway down its homepage, then crashes FF. I've cleared cookies, all history, removed and reloaded FF, turned off tracking protection for Stripe at the address bar, lowered tracking settings to standard in FF, turned off hardware acceleration, and contacted Stripe directly. But they can't help with browser specific issues accept to offer standard solutions, which I already tried. Also, Stripe works fine in Chrome.

I'm using 1password extension, and for plugins: OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. and Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. I deactivated both those plugins but no use. Ideas? Thanks! Ken

Asked by kenjensen990 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Repeated crash on quit

iMac macOS 11.5 Firefox 90.0.2 Firefox pretty much crashed every time I quit. Doesn't matter if I'm looking at a web page or close all windows before quitting. Restarting… (read more)

iMac macOS 11.5 Firefox 90.0.2

Firefox pretty much crashed every time I quit. Doesn't matter if I'm looking at a web page or close all windows before quitting.

Restarting in Trouble Shoot mode doesn't help either.

The cause seems to be synchronisation - if I sign out of my account and no longer synchronise, the problem goes away and I can quit without Firefox crashing.

Asked by UKLarry 4 months ago

Answered by UKLarry 3 months ago

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FireFox crashes even with clean install

Hi all, My FireFox suddently didn't work since last night. I tried clean install and everything (deleting folders in program files/ program files x86/clear profiles/regi… (read more)

Hi all,

My FireFox suddently didn't work since last night. I tried clean install and everything (deleting folders in program files/ program files x86/clear profiles/registry). Nothing worked. It gives "crash report" even during clean installation. Please help. Below are the details:

AvailablePageFile: 10999209984 AvailablePhysicalMemory: 3578597376 AvailableVirtualMemory: 138531592568832 BreakpadReserveAddress: 3175895007232 BreakpadReserveSize: 83886080 BuildID: 20210504152106 CPUMicrocodeVersion: 0xb4 CrashTime: 1620743598 FramePoisonBase: 9223372036600889344 FramePoisonSize: 65536 InstallTime: 1620742654 MemoryErrorCorrection: None ModuleSignatureInfo: {"Microsoft Windows":["kernel32.dll","ntdll.dll"],"Mozilla Corporation":["firefox.exe","xul.dll"]} ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SafeMode: 0 SecondsSinceLastCrash: 943 StartupCrash: 1 StartupTime: 1620743598 SystemMemoryUsePercentage: 57 ThreadIdNameMapping: 16696:"IPC I/O Parent",18832:"Link Monitor #1",14548:"Timer",9540:"Socket Thread",8272:"Permission",17288:"BackgroundThreadPool #1",15792:"JS Watchdog",1216:"JS Helper",16264:"JS Helper",11752:"JS Helper",14284:"JS Helper",14856:"BGReadURLs",18232:"Cache2 I/O",6584:"Cookie", Throttleable: 1 TotalPageFile: 16283537408 TotalPhysicalMemory: 8498909184 TotalVirtualMemory: 140737488224256 URL: UptimeTS: 2.96851 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 88.0.1

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

Asked by oppi.catti 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Firefox v87.0 now "not responding" constantly under Win10

Beginning 3 days ago, for no reason I know of, Firefox has become sluggish and active windows frequently report that they are "not responding": the cursor will spin, char… (read more)

Beginning 3 days ago, for no reason I know of, Firefox has become sluggish and active windows frequently report that they are "not responding": the cursor will spin, character entry is impossible, scrolling can't be invoked, and even clicks on other open tabs are ignored. (As an example, it has required more than 5 minutes to enter this text so far, even though I am now running in Safe Mode.)

Memory and system utilization usage is unchanged from earlier views under Task Manager (FF with many windows/tabs open may take on average 1524MB out of 32GB on the machine, and perhaps 5% of the cores, more or less).

I have opened no new or never-used-before tabs in this period, and have also closed a handful of them to see whether that produced any difference in these symptoms. (It did not.)

As mentioned I am operating in Safe Mode and these errors persist. In any case my only add-on is Adblock Plus. I upgraded FF to v87.0 last night on the chance that the version change would make a difference, with negative results.

At the moment Troubleshooting info indicates that I have "9/9" Multiprocess Windows, and I will try to include an image from that page.

These hangs occur in all windows, so the fundamental problem appears to be in a more basic process.

No other function on the pc is misbehaving in any way, but FF itself is now nearly unusable.

The only temporary cure I have found is to restart FF, after which there are no occurrences of non-responsive windows for a period of only 3 minutes to 15 minutes (during which FF memory and cpu utilization are generally constant).

Reinstalling FireFox or engaging in further profile updates or about:config changes are all well in scope for this problem determination. The one restriction here is that I cannot afford to lose my current windows/tab entries.

Many thanks in advance for all assistance, questions, and suggestions!

Asked by lie-group 8 months ago

Answered by Graymatter 7 months ago

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Error code: sec_error_expired_issuer_certificate

I cannot browser the following domains from just two days ago (2021/10/1). I received the error message I had typed on the topic "sec_error_expired_issuer_certificate". h… (read more)

I cannot browser the following domains from just two days ago (2021/10/1). I received the error message I had typed on the topic "sec_error_expired_issuer_certificate".

https://www.liveinternet.ru https://warheroes.ru

I had checked somebody had the same error message several years ago and went to check the Certificate tab as mentioned in the following thread:

- Tools > Options > Advanced : Encryption: Certificates - View Certificates - Go to the Authorities tab. - Scroll down to the VeriSign section.

Now I don't know which Certificate are needed for "www.liveinternet.ru" and "warheroes.ru". Can any body help me to obtain the Certificate and found the old Certificate and delete it?

I am using firefox 12.0 but not willing to update it. Please understand I do not want to update my browser as a solution to solve the error messgae. I can't find any link to add exception when I visit these 2 domains (www.liveinternet.ru, warheroes.ru) ...

Can anybody help me as soon as possible. I visit www.liveinternet.ru everyday. Using another browser is annoying for me to browse liveinternet.ru...

The following image attached shown what problem I am facing...

Asked by hhkdo 1 month ago

Answered by hhkdo 1 month ago

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Constant Crashing on Mac OS – Little hope for solution

This is the 3rd time I've posted here about crashing in the last month or so. I really do apologize for having to post again but I simply haven’t gotten to a solution. I … (read more)

This is the 3rd time I've posted here about crashing in the last month or so. I really do apologize for having to post again but I simply haven’t gotten to a solution. I really need to continue using Firefox as all the other browsers are significantly slower in my experience and I'm in the browser around-the-clock. I’d be willing to pay for customer support from Mozilla but they do not provide any type of support directly as most of you probably know.

Please review this link here to see all the steps I have already taken to troubleshoot the crashes.

I really thought that the crash reports I had would help me pinpoint the issue but it appears as though they’re not very helpful for those who can interpret them. If that’s not the case, I greatly appreciate it if anybody can dig through them to uncover some insights related to why I may be having frequent crashes (I'm willing to pay).

Crash ID from a recent crash: bp-058c91cd-4b9c-46d1-bd12-640ba0210928

Thank you so much for any help.

Asked by stephenp1394 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

Bitdefender: suspicious connection blocked involving Firefox - signature-2.cdn.mozilla.net

Each morning, when I first cold boot my computer, the moment I open my Firefox browser, I receive numerous (10+) identical error messages from Bitdefender: Suspicious con… (read more)

Each morning, when I first cold boot my computer, the moment I open my Firefox browser, I receive numerous (10+) identical error messages from Bitdefender:

Suspicious connection blocked: Feature: Online Threat Prevention

firefox.exe attempted to establish a connection relying on an unmatching security certificate to content-signature-2.cdn.mozilla.net. We blocked the connection to keep your data safe since the used certificate was issued for a different web address than the targeted one.

Question: Is this ACTUALLY coming from Firefox? If so, please match your security certificates! If that's impossible due to a technical issue, then please email me your confirmation so that I can add an exception to Bitdefender.

Question: If it's not coming from Firefox, please email me, letting me know what additional system information you require so that we can get to the bottom of who/what is masquerading as Firefox while attempting to establish an unauthorized Internet connection from my computer.

HP Envy laptop, Windows 10 OS, latest update.

This has been occurring for several months.

Thank you for your time.

Asked by swamper 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

Entry field is locked

I cannot enter anything into the search field of the Firefox home page. If I go to Google.ca, it works fine. I have the same problem signing onto my bank's web site. I… (read more)

I cannot enter anything into the search field of the Firefox home page. If I go to Google.ca, it works fine. I have the same problem signing onto my bank's web site. I cannot enter anything into the field to take my debit card number. I uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it to no avail. If I use the TAB button to go to the next field, it always skips the field I am having trouble with.

Asked by rjpoulton44 5 months ago

Last reply by rjpoulton44 5 months ago

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Firefox craashes computer

Firefox crashes and restarts my computer all the time. What happens: Suddenly the screen just goes black and my PC boots up again. Like the power was cut for a second. W… (read more)

Firefox crashes and restarts my computer all the time.

What happens: Suddenly the screen just goes black and my PC boots up again. Like the power was cut for a second.

When does it happen: It started in the last quarter of last year. It happens randomly when firefox is open and multiple times a day! It does not matter whether there is heavy load on the system or just few pages are open and I'm not even doing anything. I think it has happened only once while gaming (but the firefox was open that time). And generally with heavy workloads (gaming/solidworks) the PC runs just fine. Since it started I have done two clean installs of Win 10, "refreshed" the firefox, tried disabling all extensions, disabled hardware acceleration. The crash still happens.

The crash: The windows event has two errors after reboot: Event ID 6008 and 41. The crash happens so suddenly, there are no crash logs when windows boots up. It seemed so odd that I started to suspect my PSU is broken. BUT THEN I used edge browser and my computer didn't crash for a WEEK.

I miss using firefox to sync my stuff between mac, android and windows without having to log into big corporation account. But since starting to use firefox again, the crashes are back just as before.

Any Ideas how to fix this?

Asked by toores 7 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 6 months ago

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FF closesupon minimizing

My problem,using Mint20.2-MATE, with FireFox92, is that FF92 shuts down whenever I minimize FF-i.e., totally down-does NOT appear in taskbar. I know I had the same proble… (read more)

My problem,using Mint20.2-MATE, with FireFox92, is that FF92 shuts down whenever I minimize FF-i.e., totally down-does NOT appear in taskbar. I know I had the same problem years ago, and it was a simple fix. However, going through the "Help" sections in FF this time was no help. thank you for any suggestions.

Asked by tosim91 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

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Firefox very slow to change web sites

Using version 92.0 After initial log in, F.Fox is very slow to move to other web sites, sometimes just locks uip. Never had problem before version 92.0 Does not happen on… (read more)

Using version 92.0 After initial log in, F.Fox is very slow to move to other web sites, sometimes just locks uip. Never had problem before version 92.0 Does not happen on Chrome/Edge But I like F.Fox Solution?

Asked by johnoo 2 months ago

Answered by johnoo 2 months ago

Slov internet speed and websites does not open with Firefox on Windows 10.

Since a couple of weeks my Firefox browser for Windows 10 64bit has issues. Last update 90.0.2 did not work either,and the issues is still there. Internet is extremly s… (read more)

Since a couple of weeks my Firefox browser for Windows 10 64bit has issues. Last update 90.0.2 did not work either,and the issues is still there.

Internet is extremly slow,some sites will not open and i cant logg in to Facebook.

Under settings,i have tried different settings. Right now i have the standard setting. Under Help,i have tried to restore,diagnos and clean catch and restart,but it has not solved the issue.

What could be causing these issues? Do i have to do some special settings or do i have to add some Add-ons/Extensions in order to have Firefox work normal again?

Asked by Sten 4 months ago

Last reply by Sten 3 months ago

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I can't restaure my previous session anymore (Windows 7.)

5 Time in raw Firefoxes crashed because i was too power hungry. first two time I close manually 3 and 4 time and ha dto manually kileld it. Then on 4th time sesstion rest… (read more)

5 Time in raw Firefoxes crashed because i was too power hungry. first two time I close manually 3 and 4 time and ha dto manually kileld it. Then on 4th time sesstion restaure Fail. 5Th time I try manually retaurique using my historique it lag I quit, but the library and history stay open and FF never die I had to kill it manually and here I am now wih only one page opened and FF consumme all my ram.

I updated my assus last year I have up to 8GBram now and I am back to the problem when i had 4GB ram.

Remember when you could set up a "restaure session button" on your homepage, and it wasn't rgeyout. Yess at the time Emergency back up in case of crash weren't as reliable as they were 3 days ago. Rememebr when the ctrl +maj +N worked? (This why as muti tab bitch I always use 3 windows and this why I also don't want to uatomatic sessionrestaure even tho I walays end up restauring session at the begining or before closing it when I want a quick search or FF was triggered by another app.)

Remember when your sesson restaure TAB fail to load as it did to me twice this day, you could ctr+ T and then homepage and you were good?

I fear that the sessions resstaure and profiel system juste died on me !

Asked by b.cellier921 7 months ago

Answered by b.cellier921 7 months ago

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Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and Google Are Not Loading with Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) - Firefox Reinstallation on 3/25/21 Didn't Fix Problem

Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and Google Are Not Loading with Firefox 87.0 (64-bit). Firefox Reinstallation on 3/25/21 Didn't Fix Problem. Here is the error message when trying … (read more)

Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and Google Are Not Loading with Firefox 87.0 (64-bit). Firefox Reinstallation on 3/25/21 Didn't Fix Problem. Here is the error message when trying to load Yahoo! Mail:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to login.yahoo.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Asked by edrcpa 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox does not load, opening briefly and then closing

I have had Firefox downloaded for a considerable amount of time and had begun to use it as my daily browser, until I started experiencing issues, concerning the loading. … (read more)

I have had Firefox downloaded for a considerable amount of time and had begun to use it as my daily browser, until I started experiencing issues, concerning the loading. I have experienced this issue in all cases when trying to open the browser through the desktop shortcut, other icons, and even the .exe file, and typically I will see a brief white screen of Firefox before it immediately closes again. Frustrating to say the least and a quick google provides no insight. I have attempted on multiple occasions to uninstall and reinstall, however to no avail, and have even tried to create a new profile, via the Run (Firefox.exe -P) but again with no success. Running the browser in Safe Mode (Shift) will also work for a split second with the dialogue opening and then instantly shutting. Any suggestion on a potential fix would be great.

Asked by Elliot Grayston 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago