Crash [@ nsPurpleBuffer::SelectPointers] and random ads

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Firefox
General
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critical
RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Josh, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.6 Branch
x86
Windows 7
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13

Every time I go to any website youtube, google etc a random ad will show up disrupting the session. I can click the skip ad but it is very annoying to do every single time. Also at random points when Im surfing the web the browser just crashes and says that I need to restart it. By the way I have scanned my computer for viruses etc, and these are not pop up ads as I have the pop up blocker on.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to a website
2.Look at the page for a few seconds 
3.Problems occur
Actual Results:  
Browser shuts down or a random ad pops up.

Expected Results:  
I should be able to few a page with no interruptions.

Dont know if this will help, its a crash report.
https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/bp-909b1a75-761c-49fa-9490-77b942110210

Comment 1

7 years ago
See also Bug 537315 and Bug 564008 for bugs possibly related to the nsPurpleBuffer::SelectPointers crash. What extensions and plugins do you have installed? Type about:support in the url bar and copy the list of extensions here. Also click on the about:plugins link and do the same.

As for the ads, some sites now have non-window dom "popup" ads that you may be seeing or you may have installed an extension or plugin that is causing the ads.

We are very interested in this stack. If you can give us the exact details of your extensions and plugins and the steps to reproduce the crash it would be very helpful.

I don't think this is security sensitive.
Group: core-security
Summary: Browser crash and random ads → Crash [@ nsPurpleBuffer::SelectPointers] and random ads
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
Firefox 3.6 is now EOL, Please try to reproduce this issue on latest version of Firefox
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Feel free to open this bug if it reproducible on newer version
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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