Mozilla Firefox is one of the oldest and most trusted browsers for Windows 10 users. With millions of users, Firefox is reliable and one of the most useful browsers. But while sometimes it may work as expected, it is not uncommon for Firefox to present some problems when you try to use it. For Windows 10 users, one of the most problematic issues is when Firefox keeps crashing for no apparent reason. It can happen as soon as you turn on Firefox or when you open more than one tab on the browser.
It is important to note that this problem can occur for multiple different reasons and under different circumstances. Fortunately, there are several ways you can fix this problem once and for all and get Firefox working normally again.
There are very many reasons why Firefox may be crashing on Windows 10. Some of the most common include the following;
Just as there are varied causes of this problem, there are also a lot of different solutions that you can try. You can choose to watch the video tutorial first or jump to the solutions and follow the steps and description to stop Firefox from crashing.
Having the latest version of Firefox is one of the best ways to prevent this problem from recurring. Therefore the first thing you want to do is to check if you are running the latest version of Firefox. Follow these simple steps to do it;
It's highly recommended to back up your Firefox profile before updating to avoid losing any important data.
The cache is data that Firefox and other browsers may save on your system to help websites load faster. But when the cache is corrupted it can have the opposite effect, even causing the browser itself to crash at inopportune moments. In this case, the best way to fix the problem is to clear the cache on the browser. Here's how to do it;
Restart Firefox when the process is complete to see if the problem is gone. If you accidentally cleared important cache, no worries, you have the chance to view and restore Firefox cache.
Sometimes broken add-ons and extensions could be causing the problem and it may be a good idea to disable some of these add-ons and extensions to keep them from affecting the browser. Follow these simple steps to disable Firefox add-ons;
Viruses and malware can also be a major cause of a crashing Firefox. The same is true for any software that may be incompatible with Firefox. If the problem began soon after you installed a certain program, then it is likely that the newly installed program could be incompatible with Firefox and may need to be uninstalled.
It is also important to run a full system check for your PC using powerful antivirus software. There are a lot of third-party antivirus programs you can use but you can also use Windows 10 Defender to scan your system.
Sometimes the problem is not with Firefox but with the drivers on your computer. Therefore, updating the drivers could help keep Firefox from crashing. To update drivers on your Windows 10 system, follow these simple steps;
If the virus also deletes your Firefox browsing history, there are methods available to recover deleted Firefox browsing history
After implementing some or all of the solutions above, you may want to check the crash reports to determine if the problem has gone away. Thankfully checking crash reports on Firefox is very easy; just open Firefox and then type in "about crashes" in the address bar. Press "Enter" and the crash report will appear.
Click on "View" next to the crash report you would like to open to see the crash report.
Problems like a crashing Firefox can cause data loss on Windows 10. If this happens, you need a swift and reliable solution that will help you recover the missing data. One of the best data recovery tools to use in such a situation is Recoverit Data Recovery. It is fast and highly effective, with one of the highest recovery rates in the business. The following are some of its other most notable features;
Here's how to use Recoverit Data Recovery to recover the missing data;
Step 1: Launch the Program
Download and install the program on your computer. After a successful installation, you can double-click on the program's icon to open it.
Step 2: Select the Location of Drive
In the main window, select the computer's "Hard Drive" as the location of the missing data and click on "Start"
Step 3: Scan the Selected Location
As soon as you click "Start" the program will begin scanning the drive for the missing data. The scanning process may take a long time if you have too many files on the drive.
But keep in mind that should you see the missing data appear on the screen during the scan, you can click on the "Pause" or "Stop" button at the top of the window to end the process.
Step 4: Preview and Recover the Data
When the process is complete, you can click on a file to open a large preview popup to view the recovered file. Click on "Recover" to save the recovered files to the computer.
Firefox has been known to crash on Windows 10 from time to time and although it can be quite problematic, the problem does have easy solutions. Try one or more of the solutions above and let us know in the comments section if the solution worked.