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Tuesday September 2nd 2014

Mozilla Targets McAfee Add-On As the Cause of Firefox Crashes





If you’ve been following the past few releases of the Mozilla Firefox browser, you know that some of the recent releases have caused crashing and performance problems. In particular, OStatic readers sounded off in the comments on this post when Firefox 4 was released, reporting problems with add-on compatibility and more. Some of the problems have been attributed to the fact that Mozilla has moved to a rapid release cycle for Firefox in order to compete more closely with Google Chrome. Add-ons are among the primary reasons why many users favor Firefox, and there have been some glitches as new versions of the browser have arrived at a machine gun pace. Now, Mozilla is actually advising users that the McAfee ScriptScan add-on causes a high volume of crashes.

According to a post from Mozilla, users should disable McAfee ScriptScan:

"This add-on causes a high volume of crashes…Users are strongly encouraged to disable the problematic add-on or plugin, but may choose to continue using it if they accept the risks described."

The important news here is that Mozilla is keeping its promise to address the many reported problems with add-ons that have arisen since the company moved to a rapid release cycle for Firefox. As we noted recently, Mozilla has taken formal action to do so. Check out this post for more on how formal this process has become. 

Some of the recent versions of Firefox present more problems with add-ons than others. Mozilla has said that Firefox 8, due to arrive soon, will correct many of the problems–a version to get when it arrives.

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