Skip to comments.Just Posted: "Stopgap Fix for Critical Firefox 3.5 Security Hole"
Posted on 07/14/2009 10:35:08 AM PDT by CedarDave
... until Mozilla can ship an update to quash this bug, Security Fix is posting instructions to help readers protect themselves from this vulnerability.
(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...
Link to earlier thread:
Anything that fixes the util rate hog issues? This 3.5 browser just loves to peg my machine at 100%!
I’m sticking with 3.0.11 for a while.
Seem’s like a common complaint of this and earlier FF versions. Mine will peak sometimes and very rarely will freeze meaning I do a ctrl-alt-del to shut it down. Most of the time it is due to a video I’m trying to play or download.
FWIW, how does one revert back to 3.0.11?
BTW, when my little green box in the system tray (ctrl-alt-del, Options, “hide when minimized”) goes and stays green, I know I have a problem. That’s the best quick indicator that I know of.
Going to have to remember (ping?) to set it back to true after the fix comes out. Or, will the fix automatically reset it to true?
You might want to check out some of the other links on the right sidebar at that page.
Have no idea, but would suspect you will have to reset the switch to “true” to enable the patched Tracemonkey script.
I only have 512MB of memory, run XP Home, and have had 3.5 since the day it was released - and both computer and browser run very fast.
This is a 2004 Dell Computer, so hardly state-of-the-art hardware.
Not sure why so many folks are having trouble with this version of FF hogging memory.
FF consistently uses around 75MB of memory (virtual memory is appx. 190MB).
Bookmark for later.
thx. Started using Safari till this got fixed, but will use this workaround.
Now if somebody’d just update the DoD Configuration add-on so I can keep using Firefox while checking email from my civilian office, I’d be happy...
already run NS and adblock
love ‘em both.
Thanks for this information!
Filehippo.com has every version in incrementals back at least 1.5 if you need them
OFF TOPIC: FF 3.5 is horrible on 64 bit Win 7. Stalls, crashes, jumping, jittery, etc.
Then again, IE 8 (64) isn’t much better, and there is no Flash available for it yet, either.
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