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Firefox Is Slow And Lagging

  • 04-06-2017 9:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ darrenw5O94


    Help, when i browse with Firefox the whole thing goes slow. It takes seconds to respond and i get the 'Firefox Not Responding' message quite a lot.

    This doesn't happen with Internet Explorer or Chrome.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,810 ✭✭✭ FanadMan


    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling FF? Or booting to safe mode and trying it there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ darrenw5O94


    FanadMan wrote: »
    Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling FF? Or booting to safe mode and trying it there?

    Good point, I thought about uninstalling it, but didn't actually do it.

    Probably give it a go now.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,400 me_irl


    Just as an addition, ensure you're installing the correct version (32/64 bit)!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,108 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    I had that for the last while and it drove me absolutely nuts - thought it was my ancient laptop and/or the wifi in the house.

    Got a new laptop (not just because of that!) and FF was exactly the same.

    Moved to Chrome.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,400 me_irl


    One thing I've noticed in FF too is that you need to change the Network settings.

    So, double check in Options - Advanced - Network - Settings (underneath "Configure How FF connects to the internet").

    Check that Auto Detect or Use System Settings is enabled.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ darrenw5O94


    Went into Control Panel and uninstalled a dodgey piece of software called 'AlphaGo' and now it runs smoothly again.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,400 me_irl


    Went into Control Panel and uninstalled a dodgey piece of software called 'AlphaGo' and now it runs smoothly again.

    Seems like that was an adware / malware program! Ensure your device is still clean of it by doing a virus/malware scan.

    Removing it from the list of installed programs might not fully remove it from your system.

    Better safe!


  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ darrenw5O94


    I might take up the 1 year subscription of Malware Bytes to check it completely. My free trial ran out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,644 ✭✭✭ ItHurtsWhenIP


    I might take up the 1 year subscription of Malware Bytes to check it completely. My free trial ran out.

    You can still use Malwarebytes free to scan and remove crap (Anti-Malware/Ant-Spyware/Anti-Rootkit). The free trial is for additional services like Real-Time protection, Anti-Ransomware, etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ darrenw5O94


    You can still use Malwarebytes free to scan and remove crap (Anti-Malware/Ant-Spyware/Anti-Rootkit). The free trial is for additional services like Real-Time protection, Anti-Ransomware, etc.
    thanks for that info.....i thought i needed a subscription to do that.
    Running a scan atm.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ darrenw5O94


    51 threats that had to be quarantined. Laptop is about 3 weeks old


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,400 me_irl


    51 threats that had to be quarantined. Laptop is about 3 weeks old

    Just a wee tip, add an ad blocker (I recommend uBlock Origin) to your browsers.

    Firefox link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/


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