Frequently hanging browsing on firefox 4

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Should I scan my system full with a good and trusted antivirus like Kaspersky and Norton If I browse on Firefox 4 and hang frequently? Or I should upgrade my RAM to a bigger size?

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Frequently hanging browsing on firefox 4



It may be caused by a corrupted database places. For new database places, perform the following:

  • Click Firefox window and click on the Firefox button (File menu in Windows XP) and then clickExit. Allow Firefox to complete the task.
  • Go to Firefox profile folder, find and rename the files “places.sqlite” and “places.sqlite-journal” (if it exists). For renaming, right-click on file and select rename from the menu. Then add “.old” at end of name.

Lastly, reopen Firefox, it will create a new places database. Your browsing history will be lost but recent bookmarks will be restored.


Due to some graphics card and driver setups, Firefox may be hanging. You can turn off hardware acceleration in order to check the root cause.

1. At Firefox window, click Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click “Options”.

2. Click the “Advanced panel”& “General tab”.

3. Uncheck Use hardware acceleration when available.

4. At Firefox window, click Firefox button (File menu in Windows XP) and then click Exit.

5. Start Firefox normally.

If it resolves your problem then it will be caused by hardware acceleration. You can update your hardware driver to fix it.

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