I'm sure its a coincedence (as so many people adore firefox), but since I've started using it, my internet has been driving me insane.
Firstly, it often struggles to go to my home page (yahoo) but will connect to some other pages. "The operation times out". This didn't happen so much before (not blaming firefox!)
Secondly whenever I try and enter a live chat room (eg wanted to go onto live webchat with jamie oliver just now......don't ask!!) it just shuts down my whole firefox (or IE) browser. I've tried this with several chat rooms (eg my university one) and it just closes itself down.
I did get a virus a few weeks back (although these were happening before this). But this has now been removed.
I have Ad-Aware, Spybot, Zone Alarm, Etrust EZ Antivirus, Ccleaner and Stinger.
Can anyone tell me why this is happening?? I don't know what else to try.
Bertiecharlie - the links you gave me exactly described the problem, so i really thought I had cracked it. I followed the instructions, but was left unable to open firefox, and my whole computer slowed down. I have now unistalled firefox, and am going to see if going back to IE makes my life any easier.
If you get further problems, uninstall it again and also remove your hidden Mozilla folder in C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Mozilla. This will remove your existing profile which includes your extensions etc but it would give you a fresh start. (This hidden folder is not automatically removed when you uninstall Firefox.)
To keep your bookmarks synchronised with IE you could use Bookmarke Bridge which is a free programme click here