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    Browser Help?

    Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I'm having problems with my browsers.

    When CF started having problems with viruses months ago, I started using Firefox, because the problems I had seemed restricted to IE. So, I primarily used Firefox, with Google Chrome as an occasional backup. It was great, because either were faster than IE anyway.

    Well, a few days ago, Firefox started freezing up on me. When I couldn't find anything wrong, I switched to Chrome as my primary browser. Now Chrome is having problems--first, Shockwave Flash started crashing all the time, and now Chrome is starting to freeze on me as well.

    I have run quick scans with both Malwarebytes and Avast, and am running a full scan with Malwarebytes right now, thus far to no avail.

    I'm running Windows 7 on a year and a half old Toshiba that I've never had any problems with. Any suggestions, while I wait for the scans to tell me nothing?




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    Re: Browser Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I'm having problems with my browsers.

    When CF started having problems with viruses months ago, I started using Firefox, because the problems I had seemed restricted to IE. So, I primarily used Firefox, with Google Chrome as an occasional backup. It was great, because either were faster than IE anyway.

    Well, a few days ago, Firefox started freezing up on me. When I couldn't find anything wrong, I switched to Chrome as my primary browser. Now Chrome is having problems--first, Shockwave Flash started crashing all the time, and now Chrome is starting to freeze on me as well.

    I have run quick scans with both Malwarebytes and Avast, and am running a full scan with Malwarebytes right now, thus far to no avail.

    I'm running Windows 7 on a year and a half old Toshiba that I've never had any problems with. Any suggestions, while I wait for the scans to tell me nothing?
    I've been having a few issues with Firefox recently (locks up or crashes), but I figure it may have an update coming.



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    Re: Browser Help?

    Start with removing any add-ons/extensions you have installed in the browser.



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    Re: Browser Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I'm having problems with my browsers.

    When CF started having problems with viruses months ago, I started using Firefox, because the problems I had seemed restricted to IE. So, I primarily used Firefox, with Google Chrome as an occasional backup. It was great, because either were faster than IE anyway.

    Well, a few days ago, Firefox started freezing up on me. When I couldn't find anything wrong, I switched to Chrome as my primary browser. Now Chrome is having problems--first, Shockwave Flash started crashing all the time, and now Chrome is starting to freeze on me as well.

    I have run quick scans with both Malwarebytes and Avast, and am running a full scan with Malwarebytes right now, thus far to no avail.

    I'm running Windows 7 on a year and a half old Toshiba that I've never had any problems with. Any suggestions, while I wait for the scans to tell me nothing?
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I've been having a few issues with Firefox recently (locks up or crashes), but I figure it may have an update coming.
    It appears to be a common problem that Adobe are supposedly aware of.

    Chrome 11 - Constant Flash crashes? - Google Chrome Help

    You could try this on Chrome

    Shockwave Flash Crash fix for Google Chrome,Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox



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    Re: Browser Help?

    Check your messages. I had the same problem but found a solution.



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    Quote Originally Posted by iowa_wildcat View Post
    Check your messages. I had the same problem but found a solution.
    Confidential information?



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    Re: Browser Help?

    Thanks, guys. I finally got a chance to work through some of these...
    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Start with removing any add-ons/extensions you have installed in the browser.
    This one was the easy one, since I didn't have any add-ons or extensions (aside from the Snoopy theme).

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    It appears to be a common problem that Adobe are supposedly aware of.

    Chrome 11 - Constant Flash crashes? - Google Chrome Help

    You could try this on Chrome

    Shockwave Flash Crash fix for Google Chrome,Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox
    Working on this next.

    Quote Originally Posted by iowa_wildcat View Post
    Check your messages. I had the same problem but found a solution.
    Unfortunately, the two registry cleaners seem to have not made any difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I've been having a few issues with Firefox recently (locks up or crashes), but I figure it may have an update coming.
    I'm hoping this has something to do with it--but Chrome seems to be getting worse.

    Thanks again for your help and advice!




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