I really can't remember when mine started being slow! I never tried it in safe mode.
Firefox is my favorite browser too.
Firefox and I have a lot in common(Old and slow)! IMHO Firefox is the safer browser??
The internet is really getting bad. All the free programs I use to recommend to my friends are using Down Load Managers.
It's all about $$$. filehippo hasn't started using them yet. Down Load Managers will load PUP's on you.
I don't care if the big dogs say; you can uncheck them with a custom install.
I can tell you for a fact. That don't always work! They will install their PUP's any way.
It's a shame,but it's some thing we're going to have to put up with.
If you ever find out how to speed Firefox up, give me a shout!
Do you use WOT? I use it on Firefox. Maybe the reason for slow start???
PS You are still welcome to post on any topic I'm helping on!
Seems last few version of firefox started getting slow on startup, can't recall either since they make updates pretty often.
True since Firefox came about or i discovered it, it's my choice for a browser. One thing notice about IE it loads much quicker, just do not like way it functions, but is my default browser.
I think because they always update is, it probably is a safer browser. Only thing i use on it that is good is ADBlockPlus.
Too many add ons or plug ins will surely slow it down, known fact in there troubleshooting.Even a lot of bookmarks.
I do like Tonec's Internet Download Mananger and have been using it for years with no problems, much quicker for downloading.
Alwya do enough research before using new product and as you know custom install. My Internet Security suite does a pretty good job along with scans only with Malwarebytes to back me up feeling cleaned.
Stay clear of torrents download programs, P2P, where you will end up with something bad.
There are tweaks all over the internet to speed up Mozilla Firefox. Tampering with it's settings in About:config screen, type about:config exactly this way in the browser, take a look, be careful will warn you.
Something do with max connections and some other tweaks.
Thanks Donetao, i only post on topics i feel i can help or post topics when i need help.
Still waiting on answers to one of my other topics lately too.
Edited by jds63, 08 August 2014 - 02:32 PM.