Unfortunately, sometimes one or more of those patches will cause a problem, ranging from serious ones like error messages preventing Windows from starting to less serious ones like video or audio problems.
If you're confident that the problem you're experiencing began only after one or more Windows updates, whether manual, automatic, on Patch Tuesday, or otherwise, continue reading for help on what to do next.
Make sure you have the latest version of your Internet security software (including firewalls, antivirus programs, anti-spyware programs, and more).
A number of different viruses and spyware are known to crash Firefox.
sections below before moving on to the troubleshooting steps!
To get your computer running again, you need to understand how this troubleshooting is organized, as well as make sure that your problem really was most likely caused by a Windows update.
It’s possible you leap into action every time you see the security notification, but many people don’t.
And, if you do, what’s the point of installing critical security updates manually? You often need to patch security problems as soon as possible to fix whatever the problem is.
Only Windows 7, with around 47 per cent of the market, sits above Windows XP, with the much maligned Windows 8 taking just shy of seven per cent of the OS cake.The final security fixes are part of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday update for 8 April 2014, the last time Windows XP will be included.Despite the end of Windows XP support, it is estimated that 27.7 per cent of the world's computers still use it.Windows Update exists to keep Windows and other Microsoft software updated, usually with little intervention from us.This includes security updates that are pushed out on Patch Tuesday.You want Windows Update to install those updates for you automatically.For software like your web browser and browser plug-ins, you also want to leave automatic updates enabled — thankfully, that’s the default these days.is what happens when Firefox closes or quits unexpectedly.After a crash, you should see the Mozilla Crash Reporter appear.I wouldn't normally explain to use a troubleshooting guide, but since you have the great luck of a theory about the cause of your problem, the help I provide below is structured a bit differently than other tutorials I've created where you work through some other problem with a completely unknown cause.That said, the first thing you need to do is read the section below.After a patch is released, the security hole becomes public knowledge if it wasn’t already.Attackers now know the problem and can rush to start exploiting it as soon as possible before people update.Check that you have the latest versions of all your plugins. For more info, see Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and Web GL.