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Firefox freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds, even in Safe Mode. Task Manager shows one or two of firefox's sub-tasks as "Not responding" and CPU at 100%.

Pretty much title. Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all ext… (read more)

Pretty much title.

Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all extensions didn't help. When I open Task Manager during freezes it shows that Firefox is "Not responding" and when I open sub-tasks it's usually one or two causing the problem. When I close those either firefox closes completely or youtube or reddit crashes, leading me to believe it's something with those sites? Refreshing or reinstalling firefox hasn't helped. I'm on Windows 10 (all updates installed) and Firefox 84.0.1 (x64) as of the time writing this.

I hope someone can help and suggest something. I would hate to switch to another browser, but the problem has become unbearable.

Asked by Paul 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 13 hours ago

Download Firefox latest Version

When I turned on my computer this morning a message said I needed to download Firefox Update, so I clicked on that link. About a half hour later after it had also updated… (read more)

When I turned on my computer this morning a message said I needed to download Firefox Update, so I clicked on that link. About a half hour later after it had also updated Windows 10 a page popped up telling me I had been sent a code to my email that I would need to input. I have not received an email or junk mail with any code. However, it looks like I already have Version 86. Please help me with this issue. I am so overwhelmed with computer issues I'm on the verge of tears right now. My last Windows 10 update Did NOT install and I am not the only one with this issue, but NO help from Microsoft. Did Mozilla update Windows 10 to accept the new version of Firefox? I looked at your educated guess, clicked on Show Details, nothing came up. Then I clicked on Troubleshooting Information and Share Data. I don't know if you are able to see this list or not, I don't know what 99% of it means, but I did copy a few things that may be helpful. environmentVariables": {

   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_DATA_DIRECTORY": "C:\\Users\\Rhonda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Crash Reports",
   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_EVENTS_DIRECTORY": "C:\\Users\\Rhonda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\fq7xq0bn.default-release-2\\crashes\\events",
   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_PING_DIRECTORY": "C:\\Users\\Rhonda\\AppData\\Roaming\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Pending Pings",
   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_RESTART_ARG_0": "C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe",
   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_RESTART_ARG_1": "-os-restarted",
   "MOZ_CRASHREPORTER_STRINGS_OVERRIDE": "C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\browser\\crashreporter-override.ini"
 },
 "lockedPreferences": {
   "fission.autostart": false,
   "fission.autostart.session": false

I already have VERSION 86 according to the information on Firefox. But the message I had this morning specifically asked to download FIREFOX latest version. Please help. Rhonda

Asked by Rhonda 3 days ago