5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2011 10:30 PM by Mac_Man_X
abonavo2 Level 1 (0 points)
After updating to 10.6.6, I've had the spinning beachball every 10 seconds in Firefox. It's aggravating because it's occurring so often. This did not happen before the update.

I've tried emptying cache and cookies before quitting firefox, but it's not helping.

Could it be a virus? My friend had a virus on her computer and the virus sent me an email. Since it looked like it was from my friend, I went ahead and opened it.

Any suggestions or tips? Firefox has become unusable.

MacBookPro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • leroydouglas Level 6 (17,797 points)
    abonavo2 wrote:
    After updating to 10.6.6, I've had the spinning beachball every 10 seconds in Firefox. It's aggravating because it's occurring so often. This did not happen before the update.

    I've tried emptying cache and cookies before quitting firefox, but it's not helping.

    Could it be a virus? My friend had a virus on her computer and the virus sent me an email. Since it looked like it was from my friend, I went ahead and opened it.

    Any suggestions or tips? Firefox has become unusable.


    I would not think it is a virus on your Mac.

    It may sound like a long shot, but simple enough to do a Safe Boot. Then Reboot as normal.

    Among other things a Safe Boot deletes the dynamic loader shared cache.


    See if this helps.
  • Tuttle Level 7 (29,470 points)
    Firefox is up to date (3.6.13)?

    All of your extensions are up to date (Firefox > Tools > Addons > Find Updates)?
  • abonavo2 Level 1 (0 points)
    I reinstalled firefox, the latest version, and safe booted.

    it worked! thank you both!
  • abonavo2 Level 1 (0 points)
    Reinstalled latest version of firefox and safe booted computer.
  • Mac_Man_X Level 1 (35 points)
    If anyone ever finds a real virus threat it is usually snuffed in the same day with an update. You have to give the virus permission to install on the system so in theory it would be your own fault