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Firefox 18 for Windows Crashes

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I recently upgraded to firefox 18.0 on my windows 7 pro computer.  Since then, the browser constantly crashed.  This has happened while using 17 different websites containing both multimedia and static content

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Question by:deklinm
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William Fulks earned 167 total points
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It's most likely Flash that's causing the problem. I've found that Flash and Firefox don't often get along that well. Running 17 websites at once is asking a lot of your system, too.

The first thing you should do is go to adobe.com and get the latest Flash player, or just disable it completely.
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by:Kent Dyer
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I would check your installation and plugins.. Get rid of any needless plugins.  You may need to check for updates to Flash or Java at a site like FileHippo.com as they have a cool little tool to check for updates.  You may need to purge your cache, cookies, temp files, etc.

Last resort, start fresh and uninstall and re-install Firefox.

I know there are a lot of things to look at, but I have had to go down this trail too.  :)

HTH,

Kent
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by:jcimarron
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deklinm--Firefox has its own add-on checker built in
Click Tools|Add Ons|click Plug-Ins at left.  You will be told what are up to date and not.  That includes Flash Plug-Ins.
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