For the first month or so when I got firefox it ran fine, now as soon as I click the firefox icon on my desktop or on my start menu it instantly says FireFox has stopped working without even making a attempt to open! I have searched everywhere Google, Youtube Videos, but none of them work or help my problem also I have also noticed that all of the error messages in videos or other questions that have the "same" problem come AFTER they open firefox everything I saw on how to fix it never worked for me Because they all had a different problem that did not apply to mine.
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Yes i have tried doing that but it doesn't work that often and it barley ever lets me open firefox I cant find any other web browsers and google chrome doesn't work.
None of your browsers work correctly any more? Two thoughts:
(1) Do you have a program control firewall that is blocking your browsers because they've updated? This article has more of a discussion of that possibility: Firefox can't load websites but other browsers can.
(2) Is it possible you are infected with malware? You may want to run some supplemental scans. These three tools are highly regarded (and free):
Try to reset Firefox. If that doesn't work, then try to re-install it, but try to install it from some other place than what you did the first time, because it might be a link-rot.
Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.
You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:
Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.
Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.
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I have done 7 full system scans with my antivirus software (which I had to pay for) and it detected nothing also I have only downloaded 1 thing and that is firefox I haven't downloaded anything else.