Hanged by the neck until dead, in Firefox
November 6, 2011 2:50 PM Subscribe
Firefox hangs. All the time. I tried to fix it. But I can't.
posted by pH Indicating Socks to Computers & Internet (24 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Firefox no work please hope.
Firefox stops reponding every 10-15 minutes, for about 20 seconds, then usually recovers. sometimes I have to close and reopen Firefox. This happens regardless of site. It is maddening.
IE8 does not have this problem at all, but it sucks in many other ways, obviously, so.
An error message:
About three times a week AVG 2012 will give me a pop up in IE *or* Firefox that says something like "AVG has detected a high rate of memory usage from browser. Please close and reopen browser for better performance."
Some data (don't know what is relevant):
Firefox 7.0.1, no newer updates available
Theme is default
Enabled plug-ins: Acrobat 10.1.1.33, iTunes App Detector 126.96.36.199, Quicktime 188.8.131.52, Flash 184.108.40.206, and system plugins
Win 7 Home Premium
iBUYPOWER AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor 3.20GHz 4GB 64-bit (Bought new May 2011)
Spybot Search and Destroy updated 11/6/2011
AVG 2012 free edition updated 11/6/2011
Scanned with both 11/6/11 after update; nothing found
What I have done:
I completed the standard diagnostic steps, which included clearing the cache, disabling plug-ins, disabling non-default theme, updating Firefox, using Firefox in safe mode, and un-installing! and re-installing! Firefox.Please note:
I think I did these things, but some of the steps were confusing to me. Responses like "You must not have teched the tech, pH you big dummy. Go to C:>Windows>Whatever. Open the..."
are totally welcome and appreciated.