Firefox 9.0.1 hangs when visiting YouTube

By abe10tiger
Jan 27, 2012
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  1. This problem has been a problem for me for such a long time now.

    Straight to the point.

    Whenever I visit You tube using Firefox, it just hangs and stops responding, after a while, it stops hanging and Firefox just goes ok but the video never loads, just like that. I tried re-installing and installing again but nothing happens. This always happens whenever I visit you tube. Other Browsers work fine with you tube. Any Suggestions?

    Thanks once again. :D
  2. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    Do you have Flash and Java installed and updated?
  3. pacav69

    pacav69 Newcomer, in training

    upgrade to 10.0.1
    or if you have a 64bit machine you could try waterfox
  4. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 781   +9

    Comodo Firewall was the culprit together with shockwave flash plug-in player installed in Firefox.

    Disabling Shock wave Flash seems to stop the hanging when watching Youtube. The downside? Youtube Player doesn't work.
    Putting Comodo Firewall in Gaming mode without disabling Shockwave flash plug-in makes everything back to normal again.:|


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