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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

    Dec 13, 2008
    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

    Dec 13, 2008
    nevermind. uninstalled IE8 and went back to IE7. Firefox works now.... hmmm....
  3. nimd4


    Mar 20, 2006
    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 @

    ps. IMO Firefox can be safer (and a LOT) faster when using (only) these 2 extensions:

    AdBlock Plus (EasyList Subscription, all automatic, plus updates)
    NoScript, for malicious scripts. Nothing like the useless built-in protections
    Opera has a version of this, works a little bit: fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/
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