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Firefox keeps crashing

  1. Aug 27, 2012 #1
    Every minute or so, firefox crashes and this error message pops up.

    What's wrong and is there anything I can do to fix this?

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  3. Aug 27, 2012 #2


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    Since I don't know what the environment you are working in, it is hard to give a definitive answer. My first suggestion is delete Firefox and download a fresh copy.
  4. Aug 27, 2012 #3
    I'm using a top-of-the-line $3,500 desktop computer at my home.
  5. Aug 27, 2012 #4


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    I agree w/ the suggestion to obliterate FireFox from your computer and then download a fresh copy and reinstall.
  6. Aug 28, 2012 #5
    Hold down your Left Shift button, while holding down shift Open Firefox,

    You will be represented with this screen
    http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6119/56213741.png [Broken]
    Select Disable All Add-on's
    Reset All User Preferences To Firefox Defaults
    push enter or click on make changes and restart.

    If you want to enable some of your addons again
    simply just press Ctrl+Shift+A and select the addons to enable.

    If that doesn't fix your issue with crashing most likely it is due to cache
    goto options, advanced, network, clear the cache and set a higher limit.
    http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/5339/41833496.png [Broken]

    I personally use AddBlocker Plus as the addon to stop spyware/addware/addbots and so forth as it blocks all add's from every site, i would highly recommend this addon to stop this from happening in the future (clicking on an add accidently can cause a lot of issues)
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  7. Aug 28, 2012 #6

    I like Serena

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    Try to download another browser and see if that works.

    I recommend chrome.
  8. Aug 28, 2012 #7


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    If you feel adventuresome, try Avant. It is essentially a front end where you can use IE, Firefox, or Chrome. You need IE for it to work.
  9. Sep 9, 2012 #8
    I uninstalled and reinstalled firefox and I am still experiencing this problem. In fact, it is getting worse.

    Could be a problem with my internet cache or virtual memory since there are problems and crashes when loading photos.
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