Browsers crash randomly(Chrome and Firefox)


Hi, I have just installed windows 7 64-bit, upgrading from 64-bit RC version. At first it looked to work like it should. I installed firefox and it seemed to crash for no reason, then I tried Googles browser and it had the same issue.
Both browsers crash for no reason, i do not see at pattern in the crashes.
I have tried a lot of things and nothing has worked.

Please help

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Chrome crashes to desktop randomly. I installed Firefox but it has the same issue. I only started having this problem a couple of weeks ago (chrome used to work fine before) Any ideas? Already tried reinstalling Adobe Flash

I'm using Chrome's latest version and my Os is Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Here's the error log (sorry, its in Spanish :P ):
Nombre de evento de problema: APPCRASH
Nombre de la aplicación: chrome.exe
Versión de la aplicación: 0.0.0.0
Marca de tiempo de la aplicación: 4b9b089c
Nombre del módulo con errores: ntdll.dll
Versión del módulo con errores: 6.1.7600.16385
Marca de tiempo del módulo con errores: 4a5bdb3b
Código de excepción: c0000005
Desplazamiento de excepción: 00038b0f
Versión del sistema operativo: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Id. de configuración regional: 11274
Información adicional 1: a7aa
Información adicional 2: a7aa91f17ea749d42a4de3b390fa5b3d
Información adicional 3: a7aa
Información adicional 4: a7aa91f17ea749d42a4de3b390fa5b3d




I had a problem with Firefox and it was somehow firewalling me from the internet.
I had a friend who is a relative newby to the internet and computers in general. He suddenly could not access the internet. He took his system in to a local store who were unable to locate the problem, He then called me and I brought his system to my home to troubleshoot it. What I found wrong was that somehow Firefox was blocking his access to the internet. The home page on firefox was some strange page that was somehow locked in and could not be removed. I say this because even though it appeared when changed by me it always attempted to go to tha page anyway no matter what I changed the page to.
Is there a trojan or fake browser addon that can do this? After I removed (uninstalled) firefox the system started to work normally when browsing the internet. The user was a Cox customer and Cox helped me troubleshoot it to a firewall problem by logging the system as I logged off then back on while the known firewall wad disabled. the Cox system reported a firewall still on and when I delete firefox it went away.

When I first got the system no browser installed IE, Chrome, or Firefox could access the Net. After Firefox was removed IE and Chrome worked normally.
If Firefox was not being run how did it stop the other 2 from operating? I do not see any thing called by firefox running until I call it on my system at which point it does leave a file behind. I wish I had saved the url that firefox kept trying to go to but it was too long to write by hand.
Don




I have the same problem on a WinVista machine. It is connecting 2 ways- Air card and Local Ethernet; it will download virus updates, and MBAM updates with no difficulty. Ping works to Google and other sites by name. Browsing fails in IE, Chrome, and Firefox. Unable to access https sites as well.




Hi there!

I'm going nuts!

Whenever I search Google for anything, my browsers crash. If I type an address in the address field of the browser, they take me to that internet site, mostly without hesitation.
A couple of times FF crashed on me when I was searching for a movie title on imdb.com.
What is it with the seach fields on my computer?
The problem has come creeping slowly up on me, gradually getting worse, so I finally decided to let Firefox go and try Google Chrome.
Big bucket of icy water in my face!
Different browser, same problem. So I tried to search Google in IE 8, which I only use for netbanking. Same problem: "Internet Explorer has stopped working"! So I tried searching bing. No improvement.
No solution has come up, even though I allowed an internet search for one.
I've had Firefox send a couple of dozen crash reports, no luck.

I've come to the conclusion that the browsers themselves aren't the problem, so it must be Windows. I think.
I'm no novice about Windows, but I'm no techie, either.

Suggestions, anyone?
Please?

Claus, Denmark




Mozilla has kick-started development of a Metro-style version of Firefox for Windows 8, Google has committed to doing the same and Opera Software said yesterday that it's looking into the matter.

Source: Yahoo! News




Hello,

I have been scanning the internet for a while now trying to solve my W7 crashing issue... I have updated all my drivers, BIOS, and whatever else I possibly could. I don't know what to do from here.

It crashes at random times, with no rhyme or reason. It does it every few days, or every few hours depending on what I do... Which is usually have AIM, Itunes, Photoshop, and Firefox going. I get the Blue screen with a memory dump prior to it shutting down and rebooting.

For example, nothing was running but Itunes and Windows Defender right now, and it crashed. Here are the errors it shows...

Critical Error: Kernel Power - Event ID 41 - Task (63)

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power

[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2010-01-22T02:39:55.108018600Z

EventRecordID 26893

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4

[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Steven-PC

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 26

BugcheckParameter1 0x41284

BugcheckParameter2 0x2558001

BugcheckParameter3 0x2add

BugcheckParameter4 0xfffff70001080000

SleepInProgress false

PowerButtonTimestamp 0

This is the same error and crash I get, routinely. I noticed many others have this same issue, and curious if Windows is working on getting this figured out? It is getting old. My computer was perfectly stable on XP, overclocked, etc... I am running completely stock, with no adjustments anywhere.

Running Windows 7 64x Professional - Nvidea 8800GT - Intel E6750 Core 2 Duo - Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L (R2) - 8GB Mushkin 1066 Ram

I have tried updating audio drivers, video drivers, monitor drivers, HD drivers, motherboard versions, printer drivers, everything and anything. Nothing seems to work.

So help me out here guys...

Thanks




I am using a Toshiba Laptop for Windows 7. The Left and Right CTRL key is not working properly on my keyboard. I know that this is a very common problem for many people, but I have not been able to find a solution online for mine yet. I have also not found anybody whose CTRL keys have resulted in the same bugs as mine.
With the left CTRL key, I am unable to do any of the shortcuts, including:
CTRL+C. CTRL+V, CTRL+Z, CTRL+A and any others that may exist. On Google Chrome and Firefox, I cannot even do it with CTRL+F and CTRL+J.
When I place my mouse clicker on any textbox (such as for web address or even word document) and press the left CTRL key, items from whatever previous text box the clicker is in are completely copied without any reason. For example, if I selected the web address while Google.com was there, and then attempt to do anything involving the left CTRL in a document, I would get something like:
google.comgoogle.comgoogle.comgoogle.comgoogle.comgoogle.comgoogle.com
On a side note, pressing and/or holding the left CTRL key (in addition to the aforementioned problems) causes it to beep. This happens even when I am using it on a screen where CTRL button would normally have no effect.
The right CTRL key also has many problems. It still does none of the shortcut functions at all. But pressing it in any way causes text on the page to become bigger and bigger. It is not easy to make it smaller since the CTRL+(-) option is out of the question. In addition, on an Internet browser, pressing it very often causes the screen to scroll down extremely quickly.
I have tried rebooting the computer and System Restore. I have also tried the method of pressing both CTRL keys at the same time in addition to CTRL+ALT+DEL. If there is any explanation for this, I would gladly appreciate it.





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Hello,
I have been suffering from random restarts and BSODs over the past month or two. They are very aggravating to say the least. If there is a BSOD, most of the ones have read with the IRQL_not_equal_to error. I went to another forum and the person helping me was not very informative or willing to look at the log/dmp files. I suspect that it could be my nvidia 9800GT as this all started happening a few weeks after installing it. I have read elsewhere that the drivers have been making messes of people's computers so I hope its not that! Just in case I decided to uninstall the driver and reinstall it using the windows update utility. It seemed to be working fine when i got another BSOD that stated Memory_management. I have not seen this one before so I hope that it is not more serious! The random restarts and bsods seem to happen when I am playing Counter-strike, it has gotten to the point where i expect a restart when I start to play.

Here is other info about my system:
ASUS m2n32 sli deluxe wireless edition
4GB OCZ gold ram
AMD FX-62 dual core processor 2.81 Ghz
PNY nvidia 9800 GT 1GB

I can give more information if needed. Also attached is the dmp files in a zip as stated in the sticky. The problems have been more and more frequent, the problem is that this is not all of the files there should be since sometimes the computer restarts automatically without a BSOD even though I have it set to always show a BSOD.

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Join Date May 2010 Posts 3,913 Re: Random restarts and BSODs? Hello, welcome.

1) Update Silicon Image storage card drivers:

SI3132 SI3132.sys Wed Oct 03 14:41:04 2007
SiWinAcc SiWinAcc.sys Thu Jun 14 20:02:27 2007
SiRemFil SiRemFil.sys Wed Jun 20 16:06:09 2007

Make sure all three drivers are updated after installing using the device manager. If not, copy/paste them from extracted folder over the ones at C:WindowsSystem32drivers

http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/Si3..._logo_Win7.zip

Reboot.

2) Update wireless driver from Realtek:

RTL8187 RTL8187.sys Thu Jun 26 21:40:17 2008

Realtek

3) Uninstall this very old NVIDIA system utility driver:

nvoclock nvoclock.sys Tue Sep 04 22:26:31 2007

4) Install my attachment to update this ancient driver:

ASACPI ASACPI.sys Thu Aug 12 22:52:52 2004

5) Uninstall notorious MagicDisc or MagicISO:

mcdbus mcdbus.sys Tue Feb 24 05:42:13 2009

Reboot and install PowerISO to replace it:

PowerISO - Create, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Mount, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive

6) If issues persist, which they probably will not, then....

Post a screen shot of CPU-Z spd and memory tabs, along with new crash dumps so I can confirm you've made all changes well. Attached Files MB_WIN7_ATK.ZIP (117.1 KB, 34 views) Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter
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Join Date Dec 2010 Posts 20 Re: Random restarts and BSODs? Hey,
First of all thank you for the speedy reply! I seem to be having troubles getting the silicon image drivers to update. Do i drag the file from the extracted one over the old version? or just drop them into the drivers folder and hit replace? And which files do I need to do that with?




Hi all
i have recently built a pc. my pc setup is
intel core i5 760
4 GB DDR3 RAM
ATI HD 5670 1 gb DDR5
500 GB HD

My problem is my system crashes randomly. sometimes while playing games or at start up or sometimes a sleep state. first i thought it might me the video card driver issue but i upgraded the driver with the latest driver. but still having the same issue. please help me out on this. i have attached the dump files here with. can any please let me know what the dump files indicates ?

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Join Date May 2010 Posts 3,913 Re: pc crashes randomly to blue screen Welcome.

Google for the ESET removal tool. Use it in safe mode. Reboot and install MSE.

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I have both IE 8 and Firefox installed.
Both repeatedly crash.
Does anyone else have this problem and if so what are they doing?




Hi

I am experiencing random BSODs and freezes with my machine since the beggining (few months of usage). Sometimes it happens only a few seconds after reboot, sometimes after many hours of work - totally unpredictable. Machine is very 'clean' - no internet, only music production, totally controled environment.

Config:
ASUS P6T
Intel Core I7 - 960
RAM DDR Kingston 12 Gb
HDD WD 1tb
Power supply Corsair 650w
etc.

I've done memory test few times. Only once it showed some memory errors - next time I ran test they are gone. So I really suspect RAM.

I am sending you a couple of dump files - please, look at them, i hope you'll find the reason for crashes.

Many thanks in advance !
Regards
Zabukowski

minidump.zip




Safari, IE, Chrome and Firefox
The autocomplete features in Safari, IE, Firefox, or Chrome are vulnerable to ID theft and other attacks.

Insecurity expert Jeremiah Grossman is expected to tell a Black Hat conference that the four major browsers have critical weaknesses that have yet to be addressed by their respective companies, and could expose users' passwords, e-mail addresses, and more to attackers.

Grossman will show off a proof-of-concept attack at next week's conference but said that he is only doing so because he could not get the four main software outfits involved to take his hack seriously. If you have autocomplete turned on in many browsers, you just have to begin typing a letter or two in one of the fields before they all fill in with your name and address, possibly your credit card number, and more.

Grossman says attackers can simply create a page with hidden form fields that use JavaScript to enter letters and numbers into each field until it finds one that's a hit, and the browser autocompletes it. All users have to do is load the page, and they likely wouldn't even be aware of what's happening.

The autocomplete exploit works in the two most recent versions of Safari (4 and 5), as well as IE 6 and 7. Firefox and Chrome aren't susceptible to this particular attack, though they were vulnerable to another one involving the autocomplete.

Grossman says that the two browsers can expose stored usernames and passwords for saved sites, making it possible for a cross-site scripting vulnerability to grab the info when a user logs into a Google account or Facebook, for example. He said that he would never have talked about this publicly if Apple had taken this seriously, when he sent a follow-up query.

Ref: Critical weaknesses found in four browsers - Latest - News - Fudzilla




The next major iteration of Mozilla’s open source browser, Firefox 6, is now less than a month away. In fact, the plan is to release Firefox 6 Final in approximately three weeks.

Still in Beta at this point in time, Firefox 6 will continue to be offered to early adopters for testing through the Beta channel for the next few weeks. Recently, Mozilla shipped the third Beta refresh of Firefox 6 to testers.

The final Beta will be produced in the immediate future, a Build equivalent to the Release Candidate milestone. Mozilla intends to build Firefox 6 RC next week. Users need to understand that just because Firefox 6 RC will be built in the next 10 days or so, it doesn’t also mean that it will be offered to testers the coming week as well.
Firefox 6 Final, Firefox 7 Beta and Firefox 8 Aurora in About 3 Weeks - Softpedia




Hi all. Last night I existed Firefox 11 after watching a video clip runing Adobe Flash Player and shut down my computer. This morning I started my computer as usual and wanted to watch some clips run by flash player in Firefox and I get the notification to install Flash Player. I did but still I get the same notification. I tried Chrome and Explorer 9 I get the same message. The Chrome comes with Flash Player preinstalled.

Is it a virus or what. How to rectify the situation. Thanks for your help.




The latest updates to Apple's Safari WebKit-based browser, versions 5.0.1 and 4.1.1, include several new features, such as enabling Safari Extensions and introducing the Safari Extensions Gallery,. They also address a number of security vulnerabilities. In total, the Safari updates close 15 security holes, many of them rated as critical by Apple.

In total, 13 of the vulnerabilities are related to problems caused by the browsers open source WebKit rendering engine, all of which could allow an attacker to crash a victims browser or execute arbitrary code on a user's system. The issues range from heap buffer overflows in the rendering engine's handling of JavaString objects, to memory corruption issues in the handling of floating elements in SVG documents and an uninitialized memory access issue in SVG text elements. According to Apple, for an attack to be successful, a victim must first visit a specially crafted web page.

The updates also address a cross-site scripting (XSS) issue in the way that Safari handles RSS feeds that could have allowed a maliciously crafted RSS feed to send files from the user's system to a remote server and an information disclosure vulnerability in the auto-complete feature used by the browser to fill in frequently used form fields, such as names or email addresses. As previously reported, the auto-complete vulnerability was discovered by Jeremiah Grossman of White Hat Security and initially reported to Apple on the 17th of June.

The vulnerability allows an attacker to retrieve auto-complete data from the browser using a simple script on a specially crafted web page. The malicious page would contain various input fields, such as name, email address or credit card number, and the script would try out all possible characters for the first character in these fields, in an attempt to trigger the auto-complete feature. If the browser then auto-completes the entry, the attackers script saves the resulting entry. A similar form of this attack scenario is already familiar from versions 6 and 7 of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Grossman says that, in combination with cross-site scripting, Chrome and Firefox are also said to be vulnerable.

Safari 5.0.1 is available to download for Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard, 10.6.2 Snow Leopard and Windows XP SP2 or later. Alternatively, Safari 4.1.1 provided for users running Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger. Mac OS X users can upgrade to the latest release via the built-in Software Update function. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest release as soon as possible.

See also:
About the security content of Safari 5.0.1 and Safari 4.1.1, security advisory from Apple.Apple Updates Safari 5, press release from Apple.Apple's Safari 5 Reader incorporates open source tool, a report from The H.




News Analysis: Microsoft is already touting Internet Explorer 10, even though that browser’s predecessor has been around for just weeks. Even so, if Microsoft is sketching out the design for a rapid browser update, then it’s time to discuss what Internet Explorer 10 should offer.

Although it has been out for just weeks, Internet Explorer 9 is already old news in Redmond. Microsoft on April 12 took to its blog and the MIX Conference to discuss Internet Explorer 10, the follow-up to its latest browser release. According to that blog post, Microsoft has been working on Internet Explorer 10 for three weeks already. Its launch schedule will likely follow the company’s plan of offering worthwhile updates to its browser every few months.

At this point, Microsoft hasn’t said much about what Internet Explorer 10 will offer. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a good time to think about some of the key factors that would play a role in the success or failure of Microsoft’s upcoming browser.

With that in mind, here are some suggestions for some of the essential features that Internet Explorer 10 should offer when it eventually launches. Some of the items build upon the successes of Internet Explorer 9, while some try to address that browser’s shortcomings. In either case, if Internet Explorer 10 has the following elements, it has a decent chance for success.

1. Iron-clad security

Over the years, Microsoft has caught flak from critics who say that Internet Explorer isn’t as secure as it could be. Those complaints are based partly on a reputation for weak browser security that Microsoft earned long ago. Internet Explorer 6, for example, is considered one of the least-secure versions of the browser ever released. But Microsoft has improved Explorer’s security with subsequent releases and patches. Now Internet Explorer 9 is more secure than any version of the browser that came before it. Microsoft must build upon that success and ensure that when Internet Explorer 10 comes out, it will have even better security.

2. Ample time to be used

Microsoft’s idea to release meaningful updates of its browser every few months is an issue for those who like to use one option long enough to get comfortable with it. With Internet Explorer 10 apparently right around the corner, Internet Explorer 9 seems quite likely to fall into that trap. Microsoft must ensure when it releases Internet Explorer 10 it remains its go-to browser for at least six months. That way, it can capitalize on those who want a single browser to stick with. Too much turnover can be a bad thing.

3. Speed, speed, speed

Speed has always been an issue with Internet Explorer. For example, when Google Chrome first launched, it easily bested Microsoft’s alternative. But Internet Explorer 9 was a vast improvement over its predecessor when it comes to page-loading times. In most cases, Internet Explorer 9 matches Mozilla’s latest release, Firefox 4. Microsoft’s goal with Internet Explorer 10 should be to further improve page-load times and make it the fastest browser in the market by a wide margin.

4. More platform support

One of the biggest complaints about Internet Explorer 9 is that it’s only available to Windows Vista and Windows 7 users. Windows XP users are stuck with Internet Explorer 8. If Microsoft wants to make its next browser even more popular, it should consider making it available on other platforms, including Mac OS X. Even Windows XP support wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Admittedly, the chances of that happening are slim. But considering it’s competing against Google and Mozilla, two companies that offer support across all major operating systems, it wouldn’t be such a bad idea for Microsoft to follow suit.

5. Justification for the fast refresh

As mentioned, Microsoft plans to update Internet Explorer quite often going forward. This looks like a strategy to try to stave off further market-share inroads by Firefox, Chrome and others. That’s fine, as long as the software giant can justify such fast refreshes. If consumers and especially enterprise customers start finding that the new versions of Internet Explorer aren’t enough of an update to justify downloading them, it could also spell trouble for Microsoft’s browser market share. As nice as rapid updates can be, they can also cause trouble.

6. The same design

When Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 9, it showed off a vastly improved design that maximizes the amount of screen real estate dedicated to Web pages. It also made the menu system much easier to navigate. Its decision to have the address bar double as a search box was a welcome addition. In Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft shouldn’t change a thing on the basic Web page interface. Until Mozilla and Google come up with something new, Internet Explorer 9’s design is perfect for what Microsoft wants to achieve.

7. Continue to double down on HTML5

Internet Explorer 9 was an important update because of its support for HTML5, the Web standard that could eventually unseat Adobe’s Flash. In Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft needs to continue to double down on HTML5 and ensure that it is throwing its full support behind the platform. If it can do that, it should be able to future-proof itself for any major shifts that might be occurring on the Web.

8. Fix odd browsing quirks

After using Internet Explorer 9 for an extended amount of time, users will find some odd browsing quirks that Microsoft will need to address in its successor. For one, some Web pages aren’t properly rendered in the browser. Some users said that they were experiencing crashing issues. Admittedly, the quirks being witnessed by users aren’t widespread, and they’re to be expected from any browser. But Microsoft should do its best to find issues that are annoying Web users and fix them in its upcoming browser release.

9. More power efficiency

One of the nicest things about Internet Explorer 9 is that it improves power efficiency on Windows-based laptops. In fact, that point is one of the key draws of Internet Explorer 9’s use on laptops, compared with other browsers. Considering power efficiency is such an important factor in the enterprise (Microsoft’s key customer base), and consumers are always looking to extend their battery life for as long as possible, the software giant should think seriously about bringing even more power efficiency to Internet Explorer 10.

10. A good reason to switch from Firefox, Chrome

Internet Explorer 9 is a solid browser that’s fast, well-designed and more secure than its predecessors. Microsoft did a fine job of proving that point. However, the company didn’t do a good enough job of proving why its browser is better than Firefox 4, which came out around the same time, or Google’s Chrome. With Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft must make its case much clearer. It needs to deliver an experience that appeals to Microsoft fans and even makes converts of Chrome or Firefox. Simply put, Microsoft needs to give a good reason for Chrome and Firefox users to switch to its new browser.

Source Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 Design: 10 Essential Features




Well ill be honest, im not the most tech savvy person around so bare with me.
Ill keept it simple, i just bought windows 7 home premium, downloaded it from microsofts website.
Everything seems to be working fine EXCEPT the fact that the only internet application that is being allowed to run is internet explorer 8, no messengers, not steam, not even any other browsers. It wont even download somethings, i have uninstalled and installed chrome and firefox and to no avail. I played around with the internet security settings, and my firewall, and user account control nothing seems to be working. and yes my windows 7 has been activated.

Basically it seems the only application permitted to use the internet is IE8




I have IE 8, FF 3.6.8 and Chrome v6 all installed on my laptop. In a very unscientific approach (I did not actually time them with a stop watch) I am comparing IE 8 and Google Chrome. I have both set up to open 2 homepages and these forums when I first start my web browser (3 tabs in total). In my unscientific approach I could not discern any appreshible difference in the time for both IE 8 and Chrome v6 to open completely with all 3 web pages done loading. As I say this is not scientific because I do not have an accurate method to actual time these 2 events, but they sure seem almost the same. I do not see a difference at all. I do not see the faster loading that is claimed by Chrome. And since Chrome does have problems with certain web sites that I do use, IE 8 is my choice for now. I realize there is a Chrome 7 in development at this time.

FF actually seems slower than the other 2, again in these unscientific tests.