Yesterday Firefox (v18) kept crashing, tried rebooting my system, etc. and it would work ok for a while, then slow down over time and then crash. Updated to v19 which worked alright for a bit, then started crashing over and over again. It would crash, I'd restart Firefox, it would crash again, etc. It didn't matter what website I was on, it would crash on anything. Gmail, Yahoo news, Facebook, blogs, forums, everything. At one point I wasn't even using FF, the browser was open in the background while I was working on a Word document, and it crashed. I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials and just ran a scan which came up clean. Also ran Microsoft Safety Scanner which was also clean.
Here are the crash reports I got yesterday...
After updating to v19:
bp-e18a8de7-e5f9-4a4b-ab9a-2895e2130224 2/24/2013 2:00 AM
40ec9c25-147a-4aa6-b572-5436465b3678 2/24/2013 1:38 AM
bp-245aab3d-d4ff-4e3d-b004-ddbc42130224 2/24/2013 1:36 AM
bp-a583dfe6-f2a6-4d3d-b904-69c162130224 2/24/2013 1:32 AM
bp-64bdf570-c4a9-4d6a-aef8-4fba52130224 2/24/2013 1:32 AM
bp-fdb45b8e-f428-4ade-9067-7b5662130224 2/24/2013 1:30 AM
bp-889873a1-18cd-4f14-a1b8-4c8a12130224 2/24/2013 1:11 AM
Re: Firefox continually crashing, both v18 and v19
Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).
Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.