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Windows 7: New Firefox crashes my 7 home and avast

03 Apr 2020   #1
jim davis

7 Home Prem. 32 bit, c drive 74.4 space CPU 3.00 GHZ
 
 
New Firefox crashes my 7 home and avast

I had my 7 machine off line and it worked seamless for years.
When I went back on line a few days ago after a few days I had a fire fox update
and using it was a disaster, many add on's were not even showing up, once the new version even said can't "use that". as well avast became a misery to use many ways. some where my restore points got dumped.
so I put in bit defender anti virus, went out on explorer to find old firefox, found legacy 52 portable
but the PAF Ext. wont open, looked for help and ended up at the Mormon Church file opener, this is not a joke,
they have some sort of file opener for PAF Ext's. but not for a download system program


I am not a numbers guy in a huge way, so all this is a abstract to me and will not change, so using too much computer jingo initials will just get me lost. for me, less computer is more computer


I have spent 4 days on this.


I want a firefox that lets me use no script and other add on's at my desire not FF's
has bookmarks and lets me use any search engine I want and open in that search engine
how can I get a older firefox with a normal Ext. that will open on my machine with out going out to somebody's cloud or spy ware or what ever, just use a desk top screen Icon?
I do not ever want ms 8 or 10

thanks truly
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03 Apr 2020   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I'm confused about how long ago it was that you last used Win 7. Does it have all the updates through January, 2020?

I don't recommend it for Win 7 but did you load FF v52.9.0 32 bit?

What do you mean by .paf? I found the english version of the Firefox Portable .paf .exe here-

PortableApps.com - Browse /Mozilla Firefox, Portable Ed./Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 71.0 at SourceForge.net
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04 Apr 2020   #3
jim davis

7 Home Prem. 32 bit, c drive 74.4 space CPU 3.00 GHZ
 
 

Thank you wither2 yes it just took up about 14 updates and Think i am using the 70 something FF version, it came as a Auto up date. I have now locked up dates off what is a PAF ext. is dam good question, why it was ever made is a better, more useless geek snot, that MAC users never have to deal with, I pray Gates doe not have kids. I cant get a paf file to open on my machine, and it appears I have to down load some questionable junk to open the file, Questions Why does FF use a paf file if its moving a mountain to open it. if its hard to open how am i gonna use it at the library or friends house. so you think i should switch back to a 50 something FF program, where do I down load it from, do I remove the old one first or after down load, or will the new fifty FF do it for me. which old version of FF do you recommend for a seven machine. Last question, my DELL info page says I have a home pro 32 GB, but my c drive has over 70 GB of memory, do you understand that or explain, I was told it was dual core, what is that ??? 2 x 32 drives Hope you and yours are well and safe, and remember 8 hours sleep never hurt anyone thanks JD
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04 Apr 2020   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

You've got me confused on two fronts.

First, you said you uninstalled the latest version of FF and went to a version 52 something portable. That's why I asked what version 52 your using.

Second, You said it wouldn't open the .paf extension. Based on that, I assumed that you had some file with the .paf extension. The problem with that is that the .paf extension is related to different programs- see this-

PAF File Extension - What is a .paf file and how do I open it?

As far as I'm concerned, you should be using the latest version of FF. Right now, I have v70.0.1 64 bit but it's checking for updates.

In regards to what Windows says your system is, you should look again. It should say that you have a 32 "bit" not "GB" system. These days, most Windows systems are 64 bit. Your hard drive free space is measured in GB (Giga Bytes).

So far, this area has had only two confirmed reports of the virus and both people are recovering nicely. I don't think this virus is causing any more problems than the seasonal viruses. For some reason, it's getting far more focus. Can't stand the continuous updates on it either in the paper or on the TV.


The link I gave you was to a FF add-on for opening .paf files. However, I have no idea which .paf files it can open.
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07 Apr 2020   #5
jim davis

7 Home Prem. 32 bit, c drive 74.4 space CPU 3.00 GHZ
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
You've got me confused on two fronts.

First, you said you uninstalled the latest version of FF and went to a version 52 something portable. That's why I asked what version 52 your using.

Second, You said it wouldn't open the .paf extension. Based on that, I assumed that you had some file with the .paf extension. The problem with that is that the .paf extension is related to different programs- see this-

PAF File Extension - What is a .paf file and how do I open it?

As far as I'm concerned, you should be using the latest version of FF. Right now, I have v70.0.1 64 bit but it's checking for updates.

In regards to what Windows says your system is, you should look again. It should say that you have a 32 "bit" not "GB" system. These days, most Windows systems are 64 bit. Your hard drive free space is measured in GB (Giga Bytes).

So far, this area has had only two confirmed reports of the virus and both people are recovering nicely. I don't think this virus is causing any more problems than the seasonal viruses. For some reason, it's getting far more focus. Can't stand the continuous updates on it either in the paper or on the TV.


The link I gave you was to a FF add-on for opening .paf files. However, I have no idea which .paf files it can open.



THANKS w2


YOUR A GREAT POSTER


I needed a portable flash drive version of FF, the FF files I found were all paf and would not open to program and put on a flash,,,,I have given up, I do not mean to be harsh, but windows is a science project distraction that I often walk from to a book.



I have moved up to the latest FF, and continue to get up dates daily, got 2 more today, for a total of about 20.


thanks for clarification on bits VS memory GB's. I do very much enjoy some of the updated features of 7,



ha ha and to your credit, you have a great ability to un scramble a post written in rage and anxiety.
I am USA, many dead here, hospitals and college are only for the rich, then the mis begotten this produces get law passing work in making a larger mess.



I am posting a plea in another thread, for help restoring my CD ripper, I think I have crashed my media center and that broke the ripper.


stay safe, love and pet your loved ones.


JD
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07 Apr 2020   #6
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I'm wondering if you might get more help with this here-

Firefox Portable | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support
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