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Firefox completely down but other browsers work

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Lord Vader, May 18, 2013.

  1. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member

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    This morning when I fired up the PC, for some odd reason Firefox wasn't working. I couldn't access the Internet at all using FF, but Chrome and IE work fine. Did FF recently take an update that screwed something up? I've tried a bunch of "fixes," but nothing has worked at all.
     
  2. CCarncross

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    I'm using Firefox right now....appears you've managed to get your computer in trouble again.
     
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  3. dpeters11

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    21 came out on the 14th.
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I'm on Firefox 22 beta 1, and working fine for me.
     
  5. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Just re-install FF.

    I'm running FF v21.0
     
  6. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member

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    Hmmm. Then I have no idea why FF won't work. I keep getting this message:



     
  7. kc1ih

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    Check your FF preferences, make sure you didn't tell it to use a proxy server.
     
  8. Lord Vader

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    Everything is the same. I wonder if something could have happened with my Norton Security Suite, despite the fact that I didn't change anything in that either.
     
  9. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    LV, you have the worst luck with computers. :grin:
     
  10. Lord Vader

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    Frickin' Jedi tricks!!! :mad2:
     
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  11. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    With other browsers working on the same computer... my best guesses are a Firefox plug-in problem (try launching Firefox with plugins disabled and see if that makes a difference)... or as you said, if your Norton suddenly started blocking Firefox for some reason.
     
  12. billsharpe

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    "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.xxxxxxxx.com (where "X" is the website name)"

    I assume that's your home page. Try entering a different site in the address bar, if possible. The problem may have been that the particular site was indeed down.

    I have four browsers installed - IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. I usually use Firefox but I'm beginning to favor Chrome, as it seems to load faster and display sites a bit quicker than FF.
     
  13. Lord Vader

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    I did try several URLs, none of which worked.

    Anyway, I think I narrowed it down to a firewall issue that resulted from a Firefox update. These FF updates have screwed up a lot of things. Adobe Acrobat got messed up because of these updates, and that wasn't the only thing.
     

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