Firefox stops responding when I try to access anything other than the home page; even after reseting and reinstalling it.

I have tried resting Firefox and even sacrificed all my data (bookmarks, add-ons, saved passwords, the whole shebang) for a clean installation. Firefox Stared hanging and doing the "(Not Responding)" thing with a whited-out window. Thus force me to force close Firefox.
This happened as soon as I updated my computer (running Windows 7) and the Task manager is show high usage of processes. All my other browsers work (Chrome, Safari, and even the god forsaken IE) don't hang when trying to leave the home page, browse fine, and close and reopen perfectly.
Needless to say, I'm annoyed with this development.

''Sashoto Seeam [[#answer-689162|said]]''
<blockquote>
Did you try the minimize memory usage. If not then try it by following method:
- On your navigation bar of Firefox write about:memory
- Click on the button "Minimize memory usage"
Hope it will work!
</blockquote>
Unfortunately, I can't even use the navigation bar without triggering the high process usage thing. So this is not an option.
''cor-el [[#answer-689165|said]]''
<blockquote>
It is possible that your security software (firewall, anti-virus) blocks or restricts Firefox or the plugin-container process without informing you, possibly after detecting changes (update) to the Firefox program.
Remove all rules for Firefox and the plugin-container from the permissions list in the firewall and let your firewall ask again for permission to get full, unrestricted, access to install for Firefox and the plugin-container process and the updater process.
See:
*https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Server+not+found
*https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Firewalls
*https://support.mozilla.org/kb/fix-problems-connecting-websites-after-updating
You can check if you can start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> by holding down the Shift/Options key.
*https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode
*https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes
</blockquote>
Tried this stuff as well. Turned Norton off and it didn't work. Restarted my computer with Norton off, still didn't work. And Firefox didn't wok after I turned Norton back on. Safe mode also doesn't work.

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