I have given up on Firefox. It used to be very clean, elegant and easy to use. These days, it is only marginally better than IE.
Use Google Chrome. For most routine browsing it works fine and never hangs.
Try Google Chrome. Pretty simple. Seems to load much faster.
I’m using version 3.5.7 with no problems.
I have started using Google Chrome and it seems to load much faster. Give it a try.
Firefox’s update caused my computer to go sooooooooo slow thatI had to remove it, I’m using Opera now and I love it.
Make sure you DON’T have Skype as a Firefox Add-On. Check Tools>Add-Ons. If there delete or uninstall.
Also try out the Flash blocker add-on called “Flashblock”. No more dancing mortgage-credit score-car insurance ads.
What operating system are you using and who’s your ISP?
I’m using Firefox 3.5.7 and not seeing a problem.
Try downloading some other browsers, say Opera, Safari, or Chrome, and see if they too exhibit the hang. If so, it’s probably your internet connection.
Kaspersky sometimes has a plug in to vet web sites and that can cause massive slow downs. Check your plug ins to see what you have installed.
Why does firefox hang ?
You have to speak to it in Russian ?
It sounds like your A/V is hanging things by not letting FF get its packets out. Check the logs in your A/V package to see if it’s got any log items that relate to FF.
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Also try emptying your cache and browser history. I've seen those databases get screwed up and cause problems.
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Firefox 3.5.x tends to hang so I reverted back to the old 3.0.x which seems to be ok. The reason I think is what also causes Google chrome to hang in the default setup. I am forgetting the term for it, but in the default setting Google chrome (and I guess firefox too) tries to do a DNS lookup up of all web addresses associated with the links on the page you are currently on and cache it. In other words while you are reading the content on a page, behind the scenes it looks up the IP addresses of all links on that page and saves them. It does this to save time so when you actually click on a link, it will have the IP address ready. Problem is sometimes it gets stuck while doing DNS lookups and stops responding. Google chrome lets you disable this feature (under the advanced tab) but I am not sure how firefox handles it.
Using new install of FF and works just fine ....
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A mechanical nightmare,
The wonderful world of technology....
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I had the same problem with Firefox. I bought a PC Optimizer and ran it. It found 11 hangups in Firefox and eliminated (they haven’t come back)and one big piece of crap in my PC startup, along with 57 unnecessary file exts and 4 other blocked paths, all cleared up. The file exts and 4 blocked paths recur though, but everything runs quicker now.