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I recently upgraded Firefox from 3.0 to 3.5. Since then I have a lot of trouble running this app. It freezes after 1 sec and stops responding to any commands.

How can I make it work again? If there's no known fix for it, where can I still download the older 3.0 version?

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Old Version: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

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Thanks for the link. –  cmserv Jul 14 '09 at 5:52

According to Frans Bouma's blog it´s a bug/feature in the random number generator of the Network Security System (NSS) used by FF3.5. In a few words: NSS reads the files in the system temp folder to use as seeds for the randomization.

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Try disabling all your add-ins first. If it still doesn't work, go with an older version using the link from Zoredache.

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The very annoying thing is that now, Firefox 3.0 has the exact same symptoms. It freezes after 2s. Can it be that the random generator component remained installed the machine? –  cmserv Jul 15 '09 at 16:58

Did you try it with a different profile? If you start firefox with the argument "-p", the profile manager pops up. You can create a new profile there and use that profile to see if it works. If it does, it means that your previous profile was corrupted in some way.

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