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Firefox Crashing

by perverseone / October 14, 2009 2:07 PM PDT

I am using Firefox 3.5.3 on an older Dell desktop PC running Windows XP operating system with 2.5 meg RAM.

Of late, the Firefox keeps crashing. It stops operating and when I bring up task manager, I notice that it shows 100% utilization of CPU. I would suspect my installation, except I am getting the same problem on my much newer laptop also running XP with 2 meg RAM.

The one thing in common between the two computers, except the operating system is that I am using Norton Internet Security 2009 in both machines.

Is anybody else experiencing similar problems? Or is my problem related to something other than Firefox?

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about:config settings
by Porch-a-Geese / October 15, 2009 12:25 PM PDT
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Look up memory management and about:config on goole.
There are about four very helpful howto's catered to Windows' users.

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I experience the same problem
by viastain / October 22, 2009 5:34 PM PDT
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I've experience the same problem with 3.5.3 version couple weeks ago
I can't find the solution, maybe it's one of addon or else but I'm not sure, so I just uninstall 3.5.3 and using the old version 3.0.13
So far it's not crashing anymore and I'm happy with it

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Browsers Dying
by cbiern / October 25, 2009 1:30 PM PDT
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I upgraded to Firefox 3.5.3 when it became available and was enjoying the new features. Then my google searches began to be hijacked to random sites usually with what appears to be a handwritten 2 in the title.
I did a bit of searching and found that this was not uncommon but no one had a fix for it. Multiple tries (2 or 3) would get me to the proper site. However, yesterday Firefox began crashing if I went to any site that was not already in the history. Others have said they can't start Firefox at all but I have my own home page on my computer so I can get FF open but that's about it. I downgraded to 3.0.14 but it still crashes. I then went to IE8 and it is also hijacked and also crashes even on sites like Amazon.
Thank goodness for Chrome it seem unaffected.
Anyone else have these problems? McAfee and Malwarebytes both say there's no problem.
I'm running Windows 7 32bit.

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