Fix up Firefox 3.5 Slow Startup

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Fix up slow start up in firefox3.5

Many of you had already noticed  that the startup of Firefox 3.5 is slow compared to previous versions of  Firefox.In order to improve some aspects of security, specifically the generation of random numbers, at startup Firefox 3.5 will  scan temporary files in order to take few  bytes of some of those files,Sometimes this can lead to annoying slow start-ups.So having too many temporary, history, or recent document files slows down startup Firefox 3.5 . My solution is to clear the temporary internet files and Windows temp folder and also use tools like Windows washer,Advanced System care or Uniblue speedup my PC.


However Mozilla also acknowledged this flaw and it is expected to be in resolved in next version Firefox 3.5.1.Below links will show you how to fix up this problem

My suggestion is to use Uniblue speedup my pc,you can get free Licensed version from this link

  1. Here’s a Windows script file I made by assembling various parts from around the web.  Open notepad, copy and paste the code, and save it as Firefox.vbs.  I tested it on Windows XP with no problems.  May require tweaks for other OS versions.  The script deletes the temp files and then loads Firefox for you.  It cut my load time from 3 minutes back down to 3 seconds.

    (You will have to change the file type in the save dialog to “All Files” or notepad will change your filename to Firefox.vbs.txt which won’t work!)

    ‘—– Begin Copy Here —-

    SUB DeleteFiles(strDirectory)

    on error resume next
    Dim oFSO
    Dim sDirectoryPath
    Dim oFolder
    Dim oDelFolder
    Dim oFileCollection
    Dim oFile
    Dim oFolderCollection

    Set oFSO = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
    set oFolder = oFSO.GetFolder(strDirectory)
    set oFolderCollection = oFolder.SubFolders
    set oFileCollection = oFolder.Files

    For each oFile in oFileCollection

    For each oDelFolder in oFolderCollection

    Set oFSO = Nothing
    Set oFolder = Nothing
    Set oFileCollection = Nothing
    Set oFile = Nothing   

    Set wshShell = WScript.CreateObject (“”)
    strUserName = wshShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings( “%USERNAME%” )

    DeleteFiles “C:Documents And Settings” & strUserName & “Recent”
    DeleteFiles “C:Documents And Settings” & strUserName & “Local SettingsTemp”
    DeleteFiles “C:Documents and Settings” & strUserName & “Local SettingsHistory” “””C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe”””
    set wshshell = nothing

    ‘— End Copy Here —