I ditched FF and IE Explorer a long time ago and run nothing but Chrome on all my machines, laptops and towers, all different makes and OS from XP to a new W8. Never had a problem except with one of the machines that was just plain old and under/at the min requirements. Chrome is what I recommend to everyone...don’t work with macs, but I hear it is equally good. If you are running AOL it can cause problems with your second browaer for sure...and it doesn’t seem to like RealPlayer. A lot of older systems run AOL; maybe even don’t kow it’s still there, but you can scrap AOL unless you like HuffPo for some reason and keep your old screen name now, signing on thru chrome.
Concerning “Chrome” ...
I don’t trust google. I use an anonymous search engine (ixquick).
Maybe I’m paranoid, but I suspect google products of being elaborate phishing expeditions.
Don’t trust Apple either. Believe it or not, I trust Microsoft more, though I trust Linux the most.
FireFox works for me. Gets along fine with all my other apps. Oh, and I don’t use anybody’s “tool bars”. If they’re not phishing expeditions, they’re bloatware. Total cruft. If I want something, I’ll ask for it, thank you, I don’t want anybody second-guessing my keystrokes.