I recently had some issues(as did others) with Avast AV on my windows XP SP3 32 bit(seems to be the target for avast). I realized my AV had stopped functioning after the last up date. it was after other issues had rose as well that I found I could not open Firefox not knowing what caused it to stop(F) I was informed from TeeCee that I was not alone in this mass confusion. Others like myself had an issue with FF not working properly(among other issues) Before knowing I could not open FF I was having issues with my computer shutting down. I didn't think it would be related to Avast AV or FF was having an issues as I had this problem before and thought with the help of rshaffer61 that it was rectified. I figured it came back and that is when TC told me of others having similar issues.I have all but 2 issues rectified(had all but one now the second one is back) and they are I still can not open FF in my account on my computer and it hangs intermittently on shutting down. The strange thing is I have 3 other accounts on my computer and I can access FF on them (it opens with no problem) but I can not on my account which is the administrator account. I have done several things to get it to open without totally removing it as I really don't want to lose my bookmarks(have links from when I first got this computer 5.5 yrs ago)There are links there that I don't have on my lap top. I have tried:
1.moving profile to portable HD and installing the updated version, then moving it(profile)back into the same folder.
2.tried it in safe mode.
3.coped profile from one of the other account's and pasted it to mine.(transported via portable HD)
To no avail nothing seems to work short of uninstalling it completely and reinstalling it.
I'm just confused as to why it works great on the other accounts but not mine!