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A Lesson to fix Firefox Problems on your Own

By Kellymarion Subscribe to RSS | July 20th 2012 | Views:
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Mozilla Firefox comes at third position in the battlefield of browsers. It has been admitted by many leading Internet research firms like W3Counter, Wikimedia and StatCounter in their 2012 report versions. Though, there is a bit fluctuation in terms of market share of different browsers, (Internet Explorer and Google Chrome are a few others to be named), & respective percentage share, the report speaks a lot about the proliferation of the Internet across the world.

Browser, nowadays, is the must-to-have application on any PC or smartphones as it explores the world for you, no matter where you are. By offering base to the search engines and allowing other web-based applications like email services, communicating tools, social networking sites, and intranet apps it has given birth to the concept of online computing. Everything is fine, till the time you are able to access or retrieve information, and share, communicate or do whatsoever your business demands in a flawless manner, but the moment, it fails for whatever reason, a sense of annoyance gets circulated in your nerves. Brining all browser failures or problems would be a juggling task, so let’s focus on the Firefox problems, and try to fix a few notorious ones.

Internet accessibility issues

Firewall, an important component of the Windows or any other security software, at times blocks the Internet access for your Firefox browser. If you’re experiencing any such issues, then its must to amend the firewall settings. Depending on your Windows version, do the following:

Windows 7: Navigate to the Windows Action Center, and configure the firewall to allow the browser to connect with the outside world. For configuring third-party firewalls, read the specifications of different security software.

Windows XP SP3/Vista: Find it under the Firewall section in Windows Security Center. For any queries or issues, you can navigate to the Windows Security Center at microsoft.com.

Firefox Startup Issues

There can be many background causes. But most of the times, you can find a quick and easy work around or solutions. Try below mentioned steps in sequence. If one doesn't work, move on to the next. (a) Restart your computer, (b) Clear your cookies and cache,(c) Update your plugins, (d) Restart Firefox in Safe Mode, (e) Troubleshoot your plugins, (f) Reset your Firefox settings, (g) Reinstall Firefox or (h) Make a new profile.

Internet Connectivity after Firefox Update

It means that the security software is no longer recognizing the updated Firefox version, hence its not allowing traffic to bypass the security settings. First of all update your security software, and try. If that doesn’t benefit you then remove Firefox from your program's list of trusted or recognized programs, then restore it back.

Don’t know how to overcome Firefox problems? Well, it can happen, but thanks Mozilla Firefox Support is there to make sure no wall stops you from the error-free browsing and surfing. Take a note of its knowledgebase or video tutorials, and try to resolve those. You can also seek help from the portal of the security vendor to aptly update or configure installed security product.

In case, you are not interested in PC troubleshooting, then its worth to call Firefox help service provider on phone, and ask its experts to do that for you. They may instruct you to fix prevailing issues, or can ask for the remote access of machine to do the diagnostic and troubleshooting task on behalf of you.

Kellymarion - About Author:
The author is a computer support executive at Techvedic, and holds specialization in delivering Mozilla Firefox Support; along with computer technical support he is obsessed with writing. Frequently he shares knowledge to fix Firefox help, Internet Explorer problems, Chrome problems, and more.

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