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Topic # 30457 9-Feb-2009 13:45
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Hi Guys,

I am having problems with firefox completely locking up my PC when I visit certain websites - Bankdirect being the main one - it also does it occaisionally when my wife uses Bebo.

Completely locks up, cant move mouse - unresponsive to keyboard, basically have to restart. No problems with the same sites using IE7

From memory (i'm at work so cant verify)  Its firefox 3.0 and I'm running vista home premium on a 2gb core2 duo 2.2

Any ideas?

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  Reply # 194931 9-Feb-2009 17:08
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Try some of these steps:

1:  Uninstall any non default 3rd party search bars/toolbars (Yahoo, Microsoft, Google)
2:  Disable firefox addons (Tools > Addons)
3:  Update Flash player plugin to the latest version (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/)
4:  Update shockwave player to the latest version (http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/)
5:  Update silverlight to the latest version (http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/resources/install.aspx)


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  Reply # 194997 9-Feb-2009 22:09
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I am also a BankDirect customer and use Firefox 3.0 to access my bank accounts every few days.  I have never had the slightest problem.

However, I am running Windows XP rather than Vista Cool

Probably not what you wanted to hear, but there is nothing wrong with FF 3.0 per se.  On the contrary, IE 7 used to regularly crash for me, whereas FF 3.0 hardly ever does.  I guess you have a choice of ditching your O/S in favour of XP or ditching FF 3.0.  I know which I would choose Smile

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  Reply # 196413 17-Feb-2009 22:33
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as Ragnor has just said ,,, maybe it is some add-ons problem ... just un-install any recent addons , also try to do a full scan (just for safety , wont hurt u anyways!)
let us know what's going on ... ^^



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  Reply # 196443 18-Feb-2009 07:58
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Well i reinstalled flash and shockwave etc, and so far it hasn't crashed as yet - so hopefully that has solved the problem....Though to be honest I haven;t been on that pc much since I tried it.  Don't have any addons so thats definitely not the problem.  I'll monitor it and see how it goes.

Thanks for your help!




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