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    Flash crashes

    Its happening more and more... in Chrome as well as Firefox... but especially Chrome. My drivers are up to date and I have "cleaned" the machines and registry. Any input?
    Last edited by Medico; 2012-08-16 at 18:35.

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    Ken,

    Welcome to the lounge as a new poster.

    In FF do you have the latest version installed? If not I'd upgrade to 14.1. (Actually, completely uninstall it and then download this version and install)
    Have you tried starting FF in Safe Mode, i.e. w/o add-ons as one of them could be causing the problem.
    Of course it goes w/o saying that you have scanned your machine with multiple anti-malware programs right?

    Report back and let us know how things are going.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Yes, I have updated FF and Chrome and my system is clean. The problem is more egregious in Chrome since that is my primary browser. I have seen lot of other people compalin about the same issue in other forums and have tried some of the suggesions to no avial. It has been suggested that it is a video driver problem , but my drivers are up to date NVIDIA Gforce 6200

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    Ken,

    Where did you get your video updates? You should always get them directly from NVIDIA {or which ever manufacturer} Not from Microsoft Update!
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    I found the solution. It is version conflicts.... when you have multiple versions of flash running...Chrome comes toa halt. The solution is to go to the Chrome plug ins and turn off the built-in Chrome flash plug in and use the plug in direct from Adobe instead.

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    Thanks for posting the solution, it may be of use to other members.

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    Flash Crashes

    About " when you have multiple versions of flash running...Chrome comes toa halt. The solution is to go to the Chrome plug ins and turn off the built-in Chrome flash plug in and use the plug in direct from Adobe instead.":
    Where do I find the addons? When I go to Tools > Extensions I don't see anything (other than one calendar extension I have).
    I do have crashes. But I can't find the built-in Chrome flash plugin, to eliminate it.
    Answer to first question: Put
    chrome://plugins/ in addressbar. Now, when I do that, I see three (!) "Shockwave Flash" plugins:
    Shockwave Flash 11.3 r31Version:
    11.3.31.230
    Location:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\21.0.1180.83\Peppe rFlash\pepflashplayer.dll
    Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
    Disable

    Description: Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
    Version: 11,3,300,271
    Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\21.0.1180.83\gcswf 32.dll
    Type: NPAPI

    Description: Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
    Version: 11,3,300,270
    Location: C:\windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_11_3_30 0_270.dll
    Type: NPAPI

    SO does that mean I should disable the first two of the three?
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    Flash Crashes

    Partly responding to my posting (see above, from a few minutes ago).
    It looks from http://blogs.computerworld.com/desktop-apps/20845/explaining-confusion-over-flash-versions
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    ike I should really disable the second and third flash versions, and leave the first one, as the "31"
    (and PPAPI) are more current. Any comments?
    Thanks.

    [NOTE: I just noticed that in the post above I left the word "disable" with the first installed flash, and not the others.
    Actually, all three have a "disable" that can be clicked on.]
    Last edited by yerubal; 2012-08-31 at 18:07.

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    start upgrading to the newest version of Google Chrome, yerubal. The latest stable release of Chrome 22 no longer contains the gcswf32.dll file and only contains the "pepper" (PPAPI) version of Flash for Chrome.

    AND upgrade the other Flash player plugins to the latest 11.4 release for Firefox and IE, which also fixes recent security problems for Flash mentioned in Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-22.

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