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Windows 7: Firefox 33 - Startup Issue

20 Dec 2014   #11
PCrazy123

Win7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Well maybe try checking the cache to see if there are any entries there that give you a clue.

Type about:cache in the address bar and see what you find.

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There could be other reasons why I don't see the same connection though. I'm using a lot of privacy enhancing add ons:

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Along with a huge HOSTS file:

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And a large IP address blocklist:

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It's possible that one of the above blocks the connection but manually checking through that number of entries is probably impossible!

Note: I cannot give specific details on the above as it's against the forum rules to discuss most of the above.

Let us know if you find anything suspicious in FF cache!
Thanks for helping. Sorry for my late reply.

After updating to Firefox 34.0.5 I get some new ips upon startup alongside the '173.' ips. I checked the cache but nothing seemed suspicious to me, all entries were for the websites visited, what should I be looking for? Since version 32 of Firefox, after I use the 'Clear Everything' option in Clear History, CCleaner detects many entries in Firefox cache2\trash folder, is this related to the problem?


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20 Dec 2014   #12
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Firefox new version

Sorry but I don't know much about the new version. I'm sticking with Cyberfox. You know that you can create another profile and try launching with that profile to see if it's any different?

Creating a new Firefox profile on Windows - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

I have two Cyberfox profiles currently. The old one has some issues and the fresh one was created after a clean install. I then transferred some elements of the old profile into the new one. So far so good.

Firefox 33 - Startup Issue-cyberfox-choose-user-profile.jpg

Maybe you've tried the "Hold down the Shift Key" trick when starting Firefox?

As for Ccleaner - I don't use the default settings and disk Cache is kept disabled entirely.

I think that I did notice that upon inspecting the cache it appeared that FF was making use of Google Embedded Fonts and blocked connection using my hosts file.


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20 Dec 2014   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PCrazy123 View Post
Thanks for helping. Sorry for my late reply.

After updating to Firefox 34.0.5 I get some new ips upon startup alongside the '173.' ips. I checked the cache but nothing seemed suspicious to me, all entries were for the websites visited, what should I be looking for? Since version 32 of Firefox, after I use the 'Clear Everything' option in Clear History, CCleaner detects many entries in Firefox cache2\trash folder, is this related to the problem?
Maybe clean the cache then run Firefox and check the Firefox cache (about:cache) look at any new entries and try to find out if any of them could possibly be related to the ip addresses that you're concerned about. That's how I pinned down Google Embedded Fonts.
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22 Dec 2014   #14
PCrazy123

Win7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Sorry but I don't know much about the new version. I'm sticking with Cyberfox. You know that you can create another profile and try launching with that profile to see if it's any different?

Creating a new Firefox profile on Windows - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

I have two Cyberfox profiles currently. The old one has some issues and the fresh one was created after a clean install. I then transferred some elements of the old profile into the new one. So far so good.

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Maybe you've tried the "Hold down the Shift Key" trick when starting Firefox?

As for Ccleaner - I don't use the default settings and disk Cache is kept disabled entirely.

I think that I did notice that upon inspecting the cache it appeared that FF was making use of Google Embedded Fonts and blocked connection using my hosts file.
Thanks for helping.

I tried in two different PCs, one with fresh clean install plus a new profile and in the other with installed firefox and results are same in both systems.

I'll disable the Disk Cache and try the Shift key trick.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PCrazy123 View Post
Thanks for helping. Sorry for my late reply.

After updating to Firefox 34.0.5 I get some new ips upon startup alongside the '173.' ips. I checked the cache but nothing seemed suspicious to me, all entries were for the websites visited, what should I be looking for? Since version 32 of Firefox, after I use the 'Clear Everything' option in Clear History, CCleaner detects many entries in Firefox cache2\trash folder, is this related to the problem?
Maybe clean the cache then run Firefox and check the Firefox cache (about:cache) look at any new entries and try to find out if any of them could possibly be related to the ip addresses that you're concerned about. That's how I pinned down Google Embedded Fonts.
Thanks for helping.

I tried this method and here are the screenshots :


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22 Dec 2014   #15
PCrazy123

Win7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Maybe you've tried the "Hold down the Shift Key" trick when starting Firefox?

As for Ccleaner - I don't use the default settings and disk Cache is kept disabled entirely.
I tried the 'Hold down SHIFT key' trick and got the 'Start FF in Safe Mode' prompt, and still got the ips. But when I check the about:cache after Safe Mode there are no entries to list, all data is shown as 0 kb.

I've also disabled the Disk Cache as shown in your screenshot. Are you using CCEnhancer? I don't have all these firefox cleanup options that are in your CCleaner screenshot.
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22 Dec 2014   #16
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Tiles in Firefox

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PCrazy123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Maybe you've tried the "Hold down the Shift Key" trick when starting Firefox?

As for Ccleaner - I don't use the default settings and disk Cache is kept disabled entirely.
I tried the 'Hold down SHIFT key' trick and got the 'Start FF in Safe Mode' prompt, and still got the ips. But when I check the about:cache after Safe Mode there are no entries to list, all data is shown as 0 kb.

I've also disabled the Disk Cache as shown in your screenshot. Are you using CCEnhancer? I don't have all these firefox cleanup options that are in your CCleaner screenshot.
Yes I use CCEnhancer and also combine the winapp2.ini file with entries from other cleaners. That's not recommended for most users though!

I took a quick look at those cached URL's and it seems that you might be using the new FF version with "Tiles" enabled. If that's the case then whatever you see in those tiles is responsible.

Here's what I'd do to pin it down:

Disable Tiles: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disabl...s-from-firefox

List the ip addresses and block connection to them using either a Firewall or in my case Peerblock (or a combination of both). We are not really allowed to talk specifically about Peerblock on SevenForums as it is against the forum rules but in your case it could be used to create your own custom list of ip addresses to block.

You could also try adding the domains to your hosts file. I have numerous cloudfront dot net entries in mine.

Also see URL's listed here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1093297

Once blocked run Firefox and see if you notice any difference or have any issues with things not working correctly.
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