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bardos
 
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Post Posted November 2nd, 2017, 9:29 pm

After all these years and all these versions, why is Firefox still a memory and cpu hog? If left alone and open, it will eventually slow down my whole computer. What I do is close firefox and reopen it and then it eats less memory and cpu. But it's only a matter of time before it gets to the same place. Firefox started out great but has since gone downhill...

allande
 
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Post Posted November 2nd, 2017, 9:52 pm

Make sure you don't have the flash plugin running, most video will work now without it and it has always been one of the worst causes. And then do some testing again when Firefox 57 is released in about 2 weeks, the terminating of legacy extensions as well as other changes make it hugely different.

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Post Posted November 3rd, 2017, 7:00 am


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Post Posted November 3rd, 2017, 8:51 am

bardos wrote:After all these years and all these versions, why is Firefox still a memory and cpu hog? If left alone and open, it will eventually slow down my whole computer. What I do is close firefox and reopen it and then it eats less memory and cpu. But it's only a matter of time before it gets to the same place. Firefox started out great but has since gone downhill...


Are you sure it is Firefox and your browser isn't being used for In-Browser mining?

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/2 ... across-web

https://blog.avast.com/ladies-and-gentl ... -is-coming

I don't have any CPU or memory hogging problems.
Linux Desktop - AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 455 3.3GHz | 8.0GB RAM | GeForce GT 630
Windows Notebook - AMD A8 7410 2.2GHz | 6.0GB RAM | AMD Radeon R5

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