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Firefox keeps opening new processes

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Missie, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. Missie

    Missie Thread Starter

    May 5, 2001
    I've tried searching online a lot for this problem and what may be causing it, but I can't seem to find anyone with the exact same problem.

    Basically, Firefox isn't working properly. When I open it, it runs fine, and when I close it it seems to open back up okay. But the problem is, every time I open + close it, a firefox process keeps running in the background. There is nothing stopping me from opening a new firefox instance, but each time I do, it creates a new process, until I have dozens running in the background and my computer slows to a crawl. I have to open up the task manager and kill each process individually to restore performance.

    I'm running Firefox on a Windows XP computer, and I tried completely uninstalling firefox (I was running version 2-point-something or other at this point) and re-installing the new version 3-point-whatever, with no success. Any idea what the problem could be?
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    throoper Trusted Advisor

    Jan 20, 2007
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