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Home Desktop - Firefox - Server Not Found - Virus? [Closed]


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One of the possible sollutions I have read is renewing the Firefox Profile in its entirety, which would mean reinstalling all the extensions.

We could back up the profile and see if it works?

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Let's give your suggestion a try, however, this is my work computer so the timing has to be just right :/
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Just wanted to chime in to say that this FF problem just occurred in Chrome.

I was "downloading" videos from YouTube and the browser hung up. This is so annoying.

The reason why I was downloading in Chrome is because before this problem would not occur in Chrome, but now it does...
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Is it just as consistent in Chrome as it is in Firefox?

Also, that Ping test I made you do with Firefox, do you get the same or different results on chrome?

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It is not consistent in Chrome. This is the first time I recall that the problem is exactly the same as FF.

I tried recreating (continue working because I am at work -_-) the problem but everything is fine now... it was a just a hiccup.

It's crunch time here, will check command prompt thing later. Thanks!
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Testing to see if FF is still bugged.

Edited by Daniel Christmas Lee, 14 August 2012 - 03:12 PM.

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Now testing Chrome.
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Ok this is weird, after my test in Chrome. FF stopped working. But Chrome is fine... this doesn't make sense.
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I've decided... I'm just gonna reinstall Windows... this problem has wasted a lot of people's time... what do you think Artellos?
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I also just did the ping test with Chrome and I got the same results as I did for FF... no interruption even though the browser loses connection.
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Okay... The fact that Chrome has the same issues as Firefox brings me back to 'stumped' phase. :confused:

I'm just gonna reinstall Windows... this problem has wasted a lot of people's time... what do you think Artellos?

I don't think you've wasted time. You're an honest man asking an honest question :thumbsup:

That being said. I am willing to do a bit more digging, but as it is your work PC as well I am not sure how much it is hindering you in your work. If you need this thing fixed sooner rather than later you might be better off doing a re-installation. However, if you have some more time, I'd gladly spend some of mine to try and find an answer. :thumbsup:

Let me know what you are going to decide.

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... re-installing Windows was a bold statement... I take that back.

I'm a very curious and tech savvy person, so I really want to know what is going on... this problem is ridiculous... can someone just tell me the answer?! :P

This issue gets in the way of work flow but it's not disabling... just very annoying that I have to restart my browsers like a bazillion times a day... ok, maybe 10 times...

The odd part is... each browser to its own, it makes it pass upload/download some times... like right now I can attach all the attachments I want to my emails in gmail and not have to restart, but when I start attaching items into say here reply box... that's when problems occur...

Downloading is another story, for example, I received three video attachments (.flv) and proceeded to download one after the other... fail, had to restart... but then I tried again... success.

Chrome like you know was working until recently, it's behaving like FF... FF is a bad influence.

Like yesterday for example, I needed to upload a 100 MB video to our server and it took a bit time... and the progress meter in our interface showed... 50% 60% 70% 90% 95% ... browser times out... WHAT?!

Then there's uploading images (logos) into certain accounts... I've been trying to upload (via multiple tabs) as many images as I can before the browser times out... it's like a ticket time bomb once an upload/download is initiated.

Like I have to scramble to upload/download after initially uploading/downloading then sometimes the problem cease to exist.

Speaking of which, I'm "prepared" to format hard drive since I've moved all my work files onto an external (my Droid) drive. I pretty much plug my phone into access files now.

My biggest pet peeve is not having my preferences for the browsers/programs I use, I have a certain FF layout etc... then having to reinstall all my software... that's why reinstalling Windows would be a pain, plus I have to sit here... or maybe stay late...

Anyway, I really appreciate your help Artellos, and if you're okay with it, let's continue diagnosing this problem until we can at least come up with a hypothesis or theory :)

PS: I'm also troubleshooting my Home Computer with Godawgs...well first I need to clear for spyware/malware but then the main issue with that computer is my FF crashes more times than enough and my lower right taskbar status icon for "network" "ethernet" "cable" connection shows as "not connected" and displays "the computer with the red X" then going into Network Connections, it says I am not connected to the internets... But I am... I am connected... this would happen wirelessly too... showing I am not connected, but I am!

I've searched far and wide for a solution and have checked out the associated "services" but I will pause here, this thread is about my Work Computer. but yeah... I have offended both the Internet and Browser Gods or something to receive this sort of punishment!

Edited by Daniel Christmas Lee, 16 August 2012 - 03:30 PM.

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As a simple first step. Have you tried disabling all plug-ins for Firefox? Or running Firefox in Safe Mode to see if the problem still occurs?

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Yes. We have tried this previously, and the problem still occurs. I have not tried running in Safe Mode with Network Connection however, would this be a good idea?
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I actually meant the FireFox (Safe Mode) option without booting to the Windows Safe Mode ;) But you do raise a fair point. If you have the chance to boot into Windows Safe Mode with Networking and try there that would be grand! :thumbsup:

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