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Firefox using a ridiculous amount of RAM, error message "A page is slowing down your browser..." et cetera.

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu FredMcD

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I asked this previously on Twitter and after the fixes suggested didn't work (at least not permanently), support on Twitter sent me here. (Would have been nice for you to determine the appropriate forum and topic rather than me having to do it, by the way, "AT").

I am still getting a dragging slow Firefox using what seems like an inordinate amount of memory (though I could be wrong, check the images). My first message to support included the first image with the comment: "Yes, I've already refreshed Firefox. Yes, I've cleared my cache. Yes, I've removed all of my extensions/add-ons, though I need them back now." I then followed the instructions to try "disabling Firefox Hardware Acceleration and deleting content-prefs.sqlite".

Deleting sqlite and disabling FHA seemed to work for a while but a) is there a script I can run to auto-delete the content-prefs.sqlite daily so I can depend on your browser. And more pressing, b)second image memory usage.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.

DB

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”Webpage is slowing down your browser” This is the new way the browser tells you there is a problem with the script program(s). https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/warning-unresponsive-script?cache=no

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/task-manager-tabs-or-extensions-are-slowing-firefox

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Hi, FredMcD,

Thank you for the swift reply. The Firefox task manager will be very useful if this continues to happen. Thanks for pointing me that direction. I've also completed the recommended script settings change on about:config (changing from 10 to 20).

I'm leaving all of the extensions on board for now and I'll see how it performs today.

After posting yesterday, I had wondered if maybe a virus database update from Kaspersky (connected to Firefox through the "Kaspersky Protection" extension) might drag Firefox down but be hidden as the culprit because it's showing Firefox hogging the RAM and CPU. The Firefox task manager should be useful to figure that out if it shows a subtask.

In any case, thank you.

DB

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Same here. Firefox has been painfully slow for about two–three weeks now.

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-slow-how-make-it-faster

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-many-cpu-resources-how-fix

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-ram

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-hangs-or-not-responding

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-takes-long-time-start-up

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/quick-fixes-if-your-firefox-slows-down


MemTest LAST UPDATED : 27/09/2013 Could you please run a tool from http://memtest.org/ in order to check the integrity of your RAM?

You will need a thumb or disk drive to install it on.


Do you let Windows handle the page file or did you set a fixed size ? If you use a fixed size for the page file then try the former and let Windows handle the page file.

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