Sunday, June 17, 2007

Trouble with Firefox, can anyone help?

Mmmh I have been having trouble using Firefox, I wonder can any of you help. I noticed last week when I tried to start Firefox that it just wouldn't start then the computer prompts me to find a programme to open it.

When I start my laptop it also does a search for a CD burning programme Sonic which was on the computer when I got it.

I uninstalled Firefox and it worked for the evening, all my bookmarks where still there, then the next time I tried to open it up, it once again doesn't recognise the programme.

I have also done a virus search on antivirus.com and it showed up some malware which I deleted but still nothing happening with Firefox. Since then I have been using internet explorer and I realise how much I love firefox now cos internet explorer is pants.

Nanny may have had something to do with it, she discovered forums, and has been browsing all these mad sites. I wonder was something picked up there?

Has anyone any thoughts or advice?

3 comments:

isadub said...

Sorry, I can't help.

But you could try asking over on the computer section of (Irish-based) askaboutmoney.com.

superboreen said...

"Internet Explorer is pants." Concur.

You may be affected by malware. I'd try installing both Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy and run them at least twice [having downloaded the latest updates first].

Your suspicions re Nanny may be the cause. Easily done.

As regards bookmarks, may I recommend del.icio.us. It protects you in the event of catastrophic failure.

superboreen said...

Sorry, I should have given the links.

Adaware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Spybot Search and Destroy: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

YMMV.

S.