All browsers crash on certain sites
I believe I'm having the same problem. I came back to find my computer (Dell 8200 laptop) had restarted (possibly due to a windows xp automatic update?) and found that all browsers on the system crash on a wide variety of web pages (browsers currently are IE 7, Firefox 3, and latest Opera. In addition, avg antivirus crashes on bootup.
I've disabled all programs/tsrs loading in msconfig, used system restore to restore the system to a 3-week old reg backup, reinstalled browser plugins (flash, shockwave, uninstalled and reinstalled java). Uninstalled and reinstalled firefox 3, looked through system services for anything wierd. Firefox safe mode will not come up (think its loading one of the *bad* sites on startup) even in windows xp safe mode. This is a legit copy of xp sp 3 on a dell 8200 laptop. Wifi card is a Microsoft 54 meg pcmcia card. I've also scanned for spyware using several programs and completed most of a virus scan with AVG by uninstalling and reinstalling it. Wow just wow.
Http://www.getfirefox.com is one of the sites that crashes in all browsers and there are many many more.
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