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Firefox 3.6.6 Crashing Right and Left

by johnellenbe / June 28, 2010 10:33 PM PDT

I have a few Windows 7 machines that were upgraded to Firefox 3.6.6 over the weekend and they're all browser crashing like crazy. For example just going to the NY Times home page will bring it down. Pretty much any popular content page will crash it within seconds. I had to switch to Chrome to get any browsing done.

Seems strange nobody is reporting this. It is by far the worst browser stability I've ever seen (and I remember Mozilla V1).

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Fine here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2010 10:35 PM PDT

I wonder what plug ins are present on these machines.

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FF vs. AVG
by flingwing / July 3, 2010 8:39 PM PDT

I think I can add something to the Forum?s ?corporate memory? of this Firefox problem. If you are using AVG with Firefox, I suggest you keep reading <grin>.

Yesterday, I downloaded and began using Firefox 3.6.6. Because it is the newest and, hopefully, an improved version of FF, I figured FF would have finally solved its long-running aversion to the AVG anti-virus program.

More exactly, it?s the ?Link Scanner? function of AVG. I say FireFox won?t run without crashing if you use AVG?s Link Scanner function. This was discussed in CNET?s AVG forum thread ?AVG: why??. You can go to my response ?Question: Why is AVG not compatible with Firefox?? at <;lst;5#3308914>

Months ago, as soon as I disabled my AVG?s Link Scanner function, my FireFox crashes *stopped*, cold turkey. The positive change in Firefox?s behavior was as if I?d flipped a switch. Since then, I have not suffered any more back-to-back FireFox crashes. Until yesterday, that is <g>.

After loading the new FireFox 3.6.6, I again enabled my AVG Link Scanner function. Like I said, I gambled that FireFox, Inc. would have fixed this obvious problem by now.

WRONG! An hour or so after I began using FF 3.6.6. with Link Scanner, FF crashed. Ugh! Deja vu, all over again. But I kept on going thinking the initial crash could have just been an anomaly. Not so: several hours later, FF crashed again. Soon after that, I turned off my computer for the night.

This morning, less than 30 minutes after starting my computer, Firefox crashed again. That was it for me. I immediately *disabled* the AVG Link Scanner function and now, six hours later, I have not (yet) suffered another crash. I can only hope that this problem remains the old bugaboo, ?Link Scanner vs. FF? and not something new. Better the devil we know . . . <g>.

So, if you are having crash problems with Firefox, including the newest version, try disabling your AVG's Link Scanner function. If you don?t use AVG, I?m sorry, I don?t have another ?quick fix?. Good luck, though.

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firebox crash 3.6.6
by hisagar123 / March 27, 2013 7:51 AM PDT

After I installed firebox 3.6.6, it is crashing when I try to open pages with videos/flashes. It never happened in previous versions.


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by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 27, 2013 8:21 AM PDT
In reply to: firebox crash 3.6.6

This thread is nearly 3 years old. Firefox has moved along since then. Why such an old version?


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