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Strange FF Happenings

by katiebug57 / May 1, 2007 11:49 PM PDT

This is my third message; the first two didn't make it through FF, so am using Win Exp. Yikes!

Win XP Home edition; 512 RAM, 60 GB hard drive, 160 GB external hard drive, AMP processor.

Problem: yesterday, FF kept closing due to FF.exe errors. My husband's computer didn't do that. I kept losing information. Do I need to reinstall FF?

Second problem: my computer refuses to go to sleep. Although I have a button on my keyboard to send it to sleep, it hasn't worked the last couple of days. So I go through "start" then choose the "hibernate" option. At that point, the screen goes blank (Yeah!) BUT then comes back up after 10 seconds or so.

All my virus, etc. protection is up-to-date.

Katie

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FF.exe Is a Virus/worm (rirc worm)
by mark04276 / May 2, 2007 12:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Strange FF Happenings

do a google search - I dont know much about it

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I agree
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 2, 2007 1:46 AM PDT

If you open up Task Manager, (CTRL + ALT + Del), then click the Processes tab, if ff.exe is listed this is likely to be a virus/worm.

Firefox would be listed in the Task Manager as Firefox.exe.

Perhaps a trip over to the Virus and Security alerts forum here;
http://forums.cnet.com/5204-6132_102-0.html?forumID=32&tag=dir.forum
would help.

It may be messing up your hibernate as well.

Mark

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