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After I updated to firefox 19 my computer slowed down, freezes and seems to be eating avail. memory. Why?

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After I updated to firefox 19 my computer slowed down, freezes and seems to be eating avail. memory. Why?

I have also noticed that the defrag function is cleaning thing like it used to. I don't understand why this is happening but it all started after I installed the firefox 19 update. Please don't tell me that one has nothing to do with the other. I'm sure that's true but I don't care about that at this time. I just want this fixed. If not is there any way to remove the update 19 ?

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Legendary Contributor

Re: After I updated to firefox 19 my computer slowed down, freezes and seems to be eating avail. memory. Why?

uninstall your unused/unwanted Addons.

check for uptodated plugins

New Contributor

Re: After I updated to firefox 19 my computer slowed down, freezes and seems to be eating avail. memory. Why?

Your suggestion did not work. Do you have any other suggestions that may help me with this issue?

New Contributor

Re: After I updated to firefox 19 my computer slowed down, freezes and seems to be eating avail. memory. Why?

It appears that I spoke to soon. The course of action you suggested work beautifully, Thank you very much.

New Contributor

Re: After I updated to firefox 19 my computer slowed down, freezes and seems to be eating avail. memory. Why?

I had the same problem. It made my skype slow down and kept crashing. Could not get second pages or tabs. Too many problems. For a while I could not even get online.

My solution that did work for me. I downloaded older version firefox 18. uninstalled firefox 19. installed firefox 18. altered auto updates to ask first. Now I am back to normal. Or at least back to where I was.

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Re: After I updated to firefox 19 my computer slowed down, freezes and seems to be eating avail. memory. Why?

Marcos, please update back to Firefox 19 (there are serious security issues in Firefox 18) and then Reset Firefox. Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings