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Solved: Firefox Closes Immediately After Opening

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tre2k, Feb 19, 2009.

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  1. tre2k

    tre2k Thread Starter

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    Okay, for some reason when I try to start Firefox, I get the message:

    "firefox.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

    behind it is the Mozilla Crash Reporter:

    "Firefox had a problem and crashed. We'll try to restore your tabs and windows when it restarts."

    There is an option to restart firefox, but the same messages come up. I believe it might have had something to do with a virus I had, but Malwarebytes removed several trojans (Vundo I believe was one of them) and installed IE8. So far I've

    - restarted the computer
    - completely uninstalled and reinstalled firefox
    - ran ccleaner & combofix
    - ran malwarebytes
    - manually uninstalled firefox, renamed the user profile folder in %APPDATA%

    i cannot restore to an earlier date because of the virus scans and deleting virus files that were housed within restore data. Has anyone else encountered this issue or know a possible solution?
     
  2. tre2k

    tre2k Thread Starter

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    nevermind. uninstalled IE8 and went back to IE7. Firefox works now.... hmmm....
     
  3. nimd4

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    Was it the latest version?..:) getfirefox.com ...Btw., Firefox stores the whole profile in a folder. There's a manager, so nothing needs to be done manually. Check out the article @

    Code:
    http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/managing+profiles
    ps. IMO Firefox can be safer (and a LOT) faster when using (only) these 2 extensions:

    AdBlock Plus (EasyList Subscription, all automatic, plus updates)
    Code:
    http://easylist.adblockplus.org/
    NoScript, for malicious scripts. Nothing like the useless built-in protections
    Code:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/722
    ps.
    Opera has a version of this, works a little bit: fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/
     
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