using windows 8, firefox 16.02 freezes for 5 minutes on every page
using windows 8, firefox (16.0.2) freezes for about 5 minutes on every page. Problem started two days ago. suspected Adobe flash, downloaded latest adobe update (Windows8-RT-KB2770041-x64.msu), fixed the problem for one windows 8 session.
Have reset firefox, default home page is the only page that does not freeze for five minutes.
Looking at task manager, firefox is sitting idle during the crash, it not using excessive memory.
My firefox is submitting crash reports about every 5 minutes.
Firefox is unusable in this state, I am resorting to using IE.