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Firefox 3.0.6 crashes every time I use a search engine

Updated to Firefox 3.0.6 2 days ago and any time a use a search engine such google, either throught the google toolbar or website, or yahoo, Firefox crashes.

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  • temmp Feb 14, 2009

    I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox twice (the Google toolbar remained) and the problem persists.

  • temmp Feb 14, 2009

    Still a no-go.

  • temmp Feb 14, 2009

    Internet Explorer and Safari both work fine and operating under Windows XP.

  • temmp Feb 15, 2009

    Zone-Alarm. Be advised that Firefox works fine except for crashing on searches.

  • temmp Feb 15, 2009

    Thanks Crazeetrayn!

    I followed your advice starting by disabling all the add-ons, which had no affect on the crash problem, and then went on to the extensions. That's when things became interesting. As I started to disable them, Firefox would immediately crash upon startup or restart. After several reinstalls, the culprit turned out to be XP Linkscanner 2.72. I've passed this information on to Firefox in my last crash report.

    Thanks again, as I'm glad to have Firefox working again.


  • temmp Feb 15, 2009

    I'd be more than happy to give you a 4 diamond rating, but every time I click on the Fixya! button I get this

    Sorry, the page you requested was not found.

    Please check the URL for spelling errors and try again, or go to the FixYa Home Page

    Going to the page doesn't change the result.



  • Lowco8 Mar 04, 2009

    I took off the linkscanner and now it works fine. Thank you temmp, I was getting sooooo frustrated.

  • zyberjock Mar 20, 2009

    FIrefox always crashes when it is left idle for a long time, and when I look at the Task Manager firefox almost used up all of my RAM...

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    no search box

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    I want to make Google my default search engine

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I have an iPad 2

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    i want mozilla firefox as my search engine

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    How many other Details do you need, I want GOOGLE as my search engine, that's all.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I am having a problem with the google search today, why has the google page gone after all this time?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    while on the inter net it gives me search by ASK, I want google.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I get a error page saying accounnt google not certified

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Back up your bookmarks and completely uninstall firefox. Then redownload and reinstall.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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    Jay Glendenning Feb 14, 2009

    Uninstall all JAVA applications too

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    Jay Glendenning Feb 14, 2009

    Does Internet explorer work ok?



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    Jay Glendenning Feb 15, 2009

    What anti-virus are you using?

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    Jay Glendenning Feb 15, 2009

    Try disabling all the firefox add-ons and do a search .. if it crashes still let m eknow .. otherwise enable 1 add-on at a time till you find the offending culprit

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    Jay Glendenning Feb 15, 2009

    Sorry I wasn't able to get you there quicker and exactly .. but glad that I was able to get the direction you needed started ... I would appreciate a rating ... If you wouldn't mind .. Thanks .. Crayz

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    Jay Glendenning Feb 15, 2009

    Thats ok .. It may be an issue at our end .. I appreciate that gesture .. if you have any other problems .. contact us .. and we all will do our best to FixYa .. Crayz

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