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Firefox downloads keep stopping/stalling


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slats7

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The title pretty much says it all. I'll be downloading a file (usually from Easynews or a free file sharing service like Hotfile) and it will stop downloading after a minute or so. Then I have to open the download manager and hit "pause" then "start" to get it going again. I usually have to do this several times for the file to fully complete. I'm pretty sure this is a Firefox problem because similar downloads progress smoothly in Chrome--a browser I'd prefer not to use full-time. The two main pieces of advice I've seen on the Net regarding this problem ("tools - downloads - clear list" or "tools - clear recent history - cache") provide temporary relief but not a permanent solution. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Example of another download that suddenly goes dead:
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I don't have any downloading issues with FF (which I use all the time) on Windows 7.
Are you using the latest version (v3.6.13)?
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Misconfigured anti-virus products can cause this sort of thing. If you have such running, try disabling it for a time.
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I had this exact problem.

I fixed it by uninstalling both Java and flash player.

Cheers
Jay
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Hi Jay

I don't know what the issue is you are trying to deal with, however using FireFox and IE I found were really irritating with all kind of issues.

So-o-o, I switched to Opera. I had heard about it but with experimenting with different browsers I always seemed to go back to FF/IE. Now I am happy. Try it - it may resolve many issues for you.

It is definitely different, however the same in many ways. It wasn't a big learning curve. Just do a search in Google for the link.

Hope this helps.

disberg
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