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Windows 7: Firefox keeps flickering. . .

10 Jan 2011   #1
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Firefox keeps flickering. . .

So I turn on my crap computer today just like I o everyday and open Firefox, about 30 seconds after opening I open my bookmarks and it flickers for a second. I'm like "Okay, minor glitch."
I open Seven Forums and I sign in and click the general discussion link and Firefox says "Not Responding" and goes white, then when it comes back I click general discussion again and Firefox flickers again, then I click a few more times with flickers until it finally opens the General Discussion page.
So I open another tab, "Not Responding" for about 10 seconds and I open Cnet, and I click on the Seven Forums tab and it flickers again, clicking a few more times with flickers until opening the Seven Forums tab.
So I keep getting flickers when I click a link/tab and random times when it goes to "Not Responding" for about 10 seconds. I thought a reinstall would work, but add-ons are a (female dog) to install.
It seems Firefox becomes more and more worse as the version number increases, any help?


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10 Jan 2011   #2
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, PwnFrzny!

Which version are you using? Are you using the beta, pre-beta or the release version, 3.6.13?

Have you tried a new profile? Re-installing add-ons should not be difficult unless you've customized them after the fact. Please keep us informed.
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10 Jan 2011   #3
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yes, I'm using a current release version (3.6.13).
I closed and re-opened Firefox, it seems to have lessened the amount of times the problems consist, but I still get the problem here and there.
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10 Jan 2011   #4
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, again, PwnFrnzy.

Have you attempted to use a fresh profile?

Hold the "Shift" key as you start FF and select a few options available. Sorry, I'm tracking the BCS game right now and will present a screenshot and a bit more information after the game is over.

Congrats to Auburn ... great game!

PwnFrnzy, try "Continue in Safe Mode" and see if the issue persists. If it doesn't, you'll need to disable your add-ons one at a time (or disable them all and re-enable them one at a time) until the issue is no longer present, or returns, depending on the method you choose. You will then have found the culprit.

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11 Jan 2011   #5
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Or as suggested before try creating a new profile. Here's a tutorial- How to Create a New Profile in Firefox | eHow.com
Have you recently installed any add-on or plugin after which this started to happen?
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12 Jan 2011   #6
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

No add-ons or plug-ins were installed before the problems, I however had been using a cleaner called "Advanced System Care" ans had reversed all of it's changes due to it's questionable Registry cleaner/editor. I then re ran it to see if the problems would b4e resolved but it's still glitching and has started to open new Firefox windows randomly on the tab that I'm working on/viewing.
I have tried the two options you have both presented, but both have also failed.
If re-installing Firefox fails, I believe that a clean and re-install of Windows would be the only way to resolve the problem.
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12 Jan 2011   #7
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi, again, PwnFrnzy!

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "has started to open new Firefox windows randomly on the tab that I'm working on/viewing", do you mean you are getting a lot of pop-up? If so, perhaps you have been infected by malware? Don't worry - if so, it can be easily taken care of, usually.

I look forward to your next reply, PwnFrnzy. BTW, about your sig; it's fine! Stick around a while and one of the GFX members will present you with a masterpiece (not that there is anything at all wrong with yours).
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12 Jan 2011   #8
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

A pop-up does not come up, I always have multiple tabs open while browsing, then I would click on one of the other tabs while Firefox flickers into a seizure, then a moment later the tab Iwas trying to switch to would open in a different Window. I've been on for 5 minutes so far and there has been no issue. If it comes up again I will do the re-install, since my last post was made while I was at school.
But I will run a scan with Malwarebytes anyway to see if something comes up.

I doubt I will get a "masterpiece" signature like you said, but hopefully I will get lucky.
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12 Jan 2011   #9
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, PwnFrnzy, I always have multiple tabs and multiple browser windows open whenever I browse, too.

I'm happy the issue appears to be somewhat abated at the moment. It appears you know what to do if, in fact, it might be malware induced and, please, keep us informed.

As far as the "masterpiece sig" ... we'll see ...
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12 Jan 2011   #10
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

It seems the problem has disappeared, it's been almost 2 hours and the issue I previously had is no longer coming up, odd.
Thanks for the support!
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