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So, When Your Browser Updates

Tuesday night suddenly my browser closed and I couldn't get it to open again. When I managed to, I got the standard message that often comes when Firefox updates, the dreaded "Shop to Win" popup. I disabled the popup and deleted it from the computer, and then I still couldn't open Firefox. I closed the process with Task Manager and still couldn't open it. I gave up and went to bed.

I worked overtime on Wednesday, got in early, got home, and started doing all the things I'm supposed to do when Firefox does this. I ran a full Malware scan, which took all night. I went to bed.

Thursday more overtime. (This is now par for the course, not a strange or uncommon occurrence.) Got home and tried more scans. Gave up. Managed to get into Explorer to post "I'm dying without my computer!" on Twitter and everything was moving so slowly I once again gave up and went to bed.

Today. I wake up with a sore throat. Worked overtime, almost worked MORE overtime, got home and found I still can't do a damned thing on the computer. Instead of breaking down in tears, I finally turned to my IT expert (Barb) who found my profile on Firefox was now corrupt and built me a new one. So I've lost all my bookmarks and everything else, but I can work in my browser and on my computer.

ARGH.

Sore throat is sneaking its way to a full-blown cold, just in time for the weekend. Whee.

Overtime. Everyday the next two weeks. Including working the Company holidays (which, admittedly, is double-time-and-a-half; but I only volunteered for January 2, because I frankly don't WANT to work Dec 26).

I'm hungry.

And sick.

But less annoyed.

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nutmeg3
Dec. 17th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Ack! Now I'm terrified of what will happe next time Firefoz updates! I'm glad you're back in business, though.
wildrider
Dec. 17th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
I LOVE Firefox, it's the hands-down best browser (no matter how hard people try to convert me to other browsers), but the updates are always deeply frustrating!

Of course, I know it's widespread, because any time there's a problem, just Google it and there's a million others with the same problem...

rahirah
Dec. 17th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
I don't think this was necessarily the result of an update - a profile can get corrupted all on its lonesome.
cornerofmadness
Dec. 17th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
that all blows
wildrider
Dec. 17th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
I'm just glad it was a simple fix. And I have Barb, so I don't have to go have the Nerd Herd do it for me. :)
cornerofmadness
Dec. 17th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
that's very helpful
sillymagpie
Dec. 17th, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)
I'm glad you fixed Firefox. Still having no problems with Google Chrome. ;-)

At least you get paid for your overtime...
wildrider
Dec. 17th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
I LIKE Firefox, and I DON'T like Chrome. I tried it, I don't like it. I'm sorry! :)

Yes, and it'll be real nice on a third paycheck, too. Although hopefully I won't get full-on stay-at-home sick, because sick time turns overtime into straight time. :P

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wildrider
Dec. 17th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
All browsers set you up with a profile. I'd never had one corrupt before, but as Barb says above, it can happen even without an update! Yikes!

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wildrider
Dec. 17th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
I don't worry about anything, really. I browse until it stops and then whine until Barb fixes it. Then it's all better.
emerybored
Dec. 18th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
...And that is why I use Chrome.

Down with overtime!!
wildrider
Dec. 18th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
Well, it's good money, anyway...

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