Firefox hogging CPU

  hiwatt 11:43 05 Dec 2007
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Hi folks,I've just noticed that firefox.exe is fluctuating between about 3% and 75% in cpu.It was always round about 1 or 2,never more.There's been a couple of firefox updates in the last week.Is anyone else experiencing this?

  hiwatt 11:44 05 Dec 2007

It's now up to 89%?

  birdface 11:52 05 Dec 2007

It may be better to delete it run C Cleaner and reinstall the latest version 11.

  anniesboy 11:55 05 Dec 2007

Hi I'm running version 11 with no problems.

  gabber82 11:59 05 Dec 2007

i get the same as well. it eats up my processor like crazy and my machine becomes unusable. only started happening within the past few weeks. ANNOYING. will try uninstall/reinstall and see what happens.

  birdface 12:02 05 Dec 2007

Just out of curiosity did you download over the top of the old one.Or was it a clean install.

  anniesboy 12:06 05 Dec 2007

Download was over the top of existing programme.

  hiwatt 12:59 05 Dec 2007

Will I loose all my saved pages(favourites)if I uninstall?I've got loads of pages saved.Thanks.

  birdface 13:10 05 Dec 2007

You should be Ok.You may loose your add-ons but you can always download them again.If you still have your favorites on I/E you can always import them from there on to Firefox.And thanks anniesboy for getting back to me.

  hiwatt 13:11 05 Dec 2007

Am I better uninstalling then reinstalling firefox or just download over the top of the one I have?Thanks.

  birdface 13:28 05 Dec 2007

If you are having problems with the one you have you may be better removing it and starting fresh.If on the other hand you are not using version 11. Just up-date it and see if that clears it up.

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