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#16 Pharm

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 09:12 PM

I don't know what I did but the problem is evidently fixed. The only thing that I did was to uninstall my virus protection (Microsoft Security Essentials) for some unrelated problem I was having. After that I looked at the task manager and the firefox.exe process was gone. I wish I knew what one had to do with the other but that will probably remain a secret. So unless the firefox file pops up again I guess this problem is closed. Thanks to whatthetech? for all their patience and help. I'm sure I'll be back again before too long.

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#17 Ztruker

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:13 PM

I hope you are not running without anti-virus protection? Did you reinstall MSE after this?

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:57 AM

I switched over to Avast. Maybe it will have fewer side effects. Any opinions on Avast?

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:22 PM

I like MSE better but Avast is a good choice. If you have the version that talks to you and don't like it (I dislike talking software of any kind) you can disable it via Options.

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