Firefox 3.0 woes

sktsee sktsee at
Mon May 5 21:10:34 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-05-05 at 20:55 +0100, John K Masters wrote: 
> My upgrade to Hardy went very well apart from a couple of minor
> agravations and one major one. The move from FF2 to FF3.
> So I have done away with my Foxmarks and am manually handling any
> changes to bookmarks but, even more of a pain, FF3 is hogging resources
> and slowing down the system considerably.
> Boot up is no worse than before but once logged in FF3 uses approx 66%
> CPU for the first 6-7 minutes making the system totally unresponsive.
> Then at various intervals it does the same, even when I am not surfing
> but just have it open in another workspace. This is extremely annoying.
> My system, although not exactly cutting edge, should be enough to cope:-
> P4 2.8GB, 1GB RAM, NVidia GForce 400 (Yeah, I know its old but I don't
> do a lot of graphics)
> Has anybody had the same problem or is it just me?
Sounds like the problem discussed in these bug reports:

I believe a workaround is to disable firefox's malware/phish protection
as described here:


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