I have firefox installed on my ubuntu 12.04 machine but I am unable to connect to the internet

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http://askubuntu.com – every other browser installed is working fine..! except this Firefox. what are the things that I need to check, to make firefox work on my computer. I am a newbie for ubuntu. I tried googling not got enough and clear information. Please help me. Thanks in advance..! This is the error that I am getting just before launching of the application..! Could not initialize the application's security component. The most likely cause is problems with files in your application's profile directory. Please check that this directory has no read/write restrictions and your hard disk is not full or (HowTos)