Really amazed how useless firefox is now

I should start with saying how rarely I sign up on forums to comment on something. Pretty much never unless the experience is superb or extremely bad. Sadly its worse than bad and I’m impressed someone can fail so hard to make me write this.

Switched back to firefox quantum from chrome which I was forced to use as I couldn’t even google anything on firefox due to expired certificates.
Now it seems I’m once again made to make the switch. Last few weeks I’m having issues out of the blue accessing any websites at all. Issue comes and goes like mosquitoes during summer.
Now obviously the addons. Viewing any website without adblocker is literally unbearable with 3 pop ups showing up everywhere and my Kaspersky going crazy as well.

My question is: how can a company go so low with its standards? It’s like every update its going backwards.
Am I supposed to keep chrome on my PC just in case the devs break something again?

Sounds like a DNS issue to me. Have you tried a different browser? I would suggest asking in a computer forum for help in figuring out what the issue is and if it is a problem with firefox you could still create a new thread here or create a new entry in the bugtracker.


To be clear, the problem with Firefox being unable to verify extension signatures due to an expired certificate was not caused by an update. More like the lack of an update.

Firefox is fast becoming a useless piece of garbage, no excuses, people always try to put the blame on the user, you didn’t do this, you didn’t do that, it could be this or that, the truth is you keep unloading useless pieces of updates which have nothing to do with any improvements, security or anything that a user could enjoy, and I mean this across all applications, and software out there.

In recent years I have been watching how Firefox increasingly becoming sluggish, extremely heavy to launch, to even get the flaming Google page without spending up to 1 min.

I use a very powerful laptop with an 8Gig of ram and yet it’s ridiculously slow, when I use Chrome (which I despise) it starts in a flash, it starts pretty fast (as expected ) and it loads pages inside 3 to 7 seconds max.
Firefox takes up to a minute in some cases even longer.
I hate Chrome not for what it is but for whom it belongs to.
It’s with heavy heart that I am going to drop once again Firefox, I ran it with and without add-ons and yet it’s still a piece of garbage.
I tried it on three machines two running windows and one runs Linux and on three machines it’s the same thing, it stresses me out every time.
Unfortunately I have to go back to Chrome or some other web browser.

I wish the Firefox developers stop for once to try and imitate Chrome and do something different, fast, reliable, and most importantly stop giving excuses whenever an issue is raised by users, and get on with it. That’s what politicians usually do, not software developers.