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Plug-in container keeps starting and making my pc drag almost to a stop have tried to update everything would like to turn it off

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Several sites have videos that start up whenever you visit whether you want to see them or not ...most are ads. Whenever I go to any site that does this my computer gets to a point that my mouse jumps all over the place and it slows to a point of not being able to use it, I have to go to task manager to stop it ....then it starts right back up when I change the page. It is always the plug -in container and if left to run the memory just goes higher and higher. I would like to just turn it off at this point, it makes my pc pretty much useless. It has something to do with the adobe flash player and I have updated it more than once but still no luck. The guesses look about right about os etc.

Several sites have videos that start up whenever you visit whether you want to see them or not ...most are ads. Whenever I go to any site that does this my computer gets to a point that my mouse jumps all over the place and it slows to a point of not being able to use it, I have to go to task manager to stop it ....then it starts right back up when I change the page. It is always the plug -in container and if left to run the memory just goes higher and higher. I would like to just turn it off at this point, it makes my pc pretty much useless. It has something to do with the adobe flash player and I have updated it more than once but still no luck. The guesses look about right about os etc.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealPlayer Download Plugin
  • Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.71.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Google Update
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealDownloader HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealDownloader Plugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.8
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer Plugin
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • BrowserPlus -- Improve your browser! -- http://browserplus.yahoo.com/
  • 6.0.12.709
  • Yahoo! activeX Plug-in Bridge

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:33.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/33.0

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the-edmeister
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First off, seeing that you are running WinXP you would be better off using the older Flash 10.3.183.90 version - aka Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183. The Flash 11.0 and later versions of Flash have a "sandbox" that isn't compatible with WinXP and it doesn't provide any better security than 10.3 r183 has. Adobe kept updating the older 10.3 version specifically for WinXP users until a few months before Microsoft ended support for WinXP, so it isn't even a year old yet.

The other thing to do is to set Adobe Flash to Ask to Activate in the Addons Manager > Plugins tab, so that Flash won't run until you allow it to run.

First off, seeing that you are running WinXP you would be better off using the older Flash 10.3.183.90 version - aka Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183. The Flash 11.0 and later versions of Flash have a "sandbox" that isn't compatible with WinXP and it doesn't provide any better security than 10.3 r183 has. Adobe kept updating the older 10.3 version specifically for WinXP users until a few months before Microsoft ended support for WinXP, so it isn't even a year old yet. The other thing to do is to set Adobe Flash to '''Ask to Activate''' in the Addons Manager > Plugins tab, so that Flash won't run until you allow it to run.