Firefox 2.0 has become slow and crashes often

By Gasius Flaxius
Dec 17, 2006
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  1. Hi...I'm new here and apologize if I've broken posting protocol but I'm desperate...

    My Firefox 2.0 browser is acting like I've got spyware on my PC (I've checked with Norton, PC Cillin and Zone Alarm and found nothing)..what I mean is that if I type something it takes five or more seconds to show up and the same for when I click on a link...any action (scrolling, typing or clicking) that would normallt take less than a second now takes at least five...it's like working with molasses...I'm now using Opera instead...

    Does anyone know what could be causing this problem...it also crashes often..especially when I open up multiple tabs on sites like myspace or hi5...

    Please let me know...

    Senator Gasius Flaxius
  2. jp1490

    jp1490 Newcomer, in training

    Try Running Yahoo Anti-Spy.
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,382   +15

    These check for virus' not spyware. Get Adaware Personal and/or SpyBot S&D, update your virus definitions and have at it.
  4. Gasius Flaxius

    Gasius Flaxius Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks...I'll take a shot with all three ideas...
    Senator Gasius Flaxius
  5. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    its either that or you've installed too many extensions.. disable/uninstall a couple of them and it should speed up a bit.

    That is, short of a reinstall of firefox tho.
  6. Gasius Flaxius

    Gasius Flaxius Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks but I have no extensions and I've uninstalled and installed a few times now...

    To be frank...I'd rather go back to an older version of firefox but I can't seem to find any...

    Firefox 2.0 has been bad news for me...
  7. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

  8. Gasius Flaxius

    Gasius Flaxius Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks N3...will try this...SGF
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