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Mr. Rockmilk. I am getting some of the same problems again. Even after running through that whole list of fixes again. I often have to use google images, and the page freezes up all the [bleep] time, I don't know how, but google and web browsing works a lot better on the laptop I have that has 2 Gigs of Ram instead of the 16 Gigs I have here. Plus I get errors like this
 
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Do you have any more suggestions? BTW, I use Firefox (Ver 31)


It looks like you have hijacking Javascript scripts running.
Please follow the instructions listed here to reset your Firefox settings. Then, tell me if the issue keep happening. IF it does, we'll send you in the Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal section to get your system checked and remove the Adwares and Browser Hijackers you could be infected with, alright ?



Well... I have good news and bad news. The good news, after I did the reset. I no longer have the script errors and insane lag while doing the same searches in google images.

The bad news, my Firefox now looks like ...a very dull, unmodified, unfriendly firefox. I have none of the add-ons that made my Firefox experience unique.

So are my add-ons really so terrible? Because the thing is, up until probably 3-4 months ago, the add-ons didn't cause any of this trouble.

Here is a list of what I had installed. I probably am missing lots of good stuff that you guys use, unless you all use Chrome or some weird operating system in Linux.

Extensions
Name
Adblock Plus
BetterSearch
Classic Theme Restorer
Classic Toolbar Buttons
Customizations for Adblock Plus
Dictionary Switcher
Disconnect
DownloadHelper
Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus
Image Picker
Imgur Uploader
LastPass
Lightbeam
NO Google Analytics
Remove Google Tracking
RightToClick
Save Images
SaveFrom.net helper
Search By Image (by Google)
Site Search
Status-4-Evar
Terms of Service; Didnt Read
The Addon Bar (restored)
Toolbar Buttons
toolbarmode
TS Magic Player
Unhide Passwords
Webmail Ad Blocker
Whois & Flags Firefox & Websites Popularity Rating
Youtube and more - Easy Video Downloader
YouTube High Definition

I thank you very much for your help. Thank you, Thank you!!


Glad to see that there's one issue down :)
You have a lot of add-ons, I can tell you that. Except 3-4 that I recognize, I cannot however guarantee you that the rests are save to use. It seems like you also have many add-ons that does the same thing, so I suggest you to keep only one add-on for one feature and uninstall the other add-ons that does the same thing.
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Mr. Rockmilk. I am getting some of the same problems again. Even after running through that whole list of fixes again. I often have to use google images, and the page freezes up all the [bleep] time, I don't know how, but google and web browsing works a lot better on the laptop I have that has 2 Gigs of Ram instead of the 16 Gigs I have here. Plus I get errors like this
 
znLw7p4.jpg
 
Do you have any more suggestions? BTW, I use Firefox (Ver 31)



It looks like you have hijacking Javascript scripts running.
Please follow the instructions listed here to reset your Firefox settings. Then, tell me if the issue keep happening. IF it does, we'll send you in the Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal section to get your system checked and remove the Adwares and Browser Hijackers you could be infected with, alright ?


Mr. Aura. Where do I start in the Spyware, Malware Removal section? Is there a particular guide there I should follow? Maybe it will help with the performance of this laptop as well.
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No need to call me Mr :P Aura or Yoan (my real name) is just fine, I'm only 20 haha !
And yes, you have to read this thread and follow the instructions in it :)
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Okay. :) Aura. Do you have any beginning anti-malware, anti-spyware guides I should run through? I made a post in the Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal section, but it may take a while for someone to post a response. I have been running through my programs, and they haven't found anything significant, just a few PUP's and tracking cookies here and there.

I use Malwarebytes, I have bought the full pro version.

As my main anti virus I have a paid version of Kaspersky.

And Spybot S&D (free version).

 

I keep my software up to date.

 

Thank you for your help.


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