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Firefox freezes constantly due to flashplayer on windows 10 after Microsofts latest update for flashplayer vulnerabilities.

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I've used firefox as my default browser for years... And for years it has had issues with flashplayer crashing and reloading the page. However on windows 10 (x64) it no longer gives me the message that flashplayer has crashed nor does it reload the page. It just completely locks up firefox, which yes is a bit annoying, unfortunately since the latest update for windows 10 (a flashplayer update for internet explorer - which I never used) this freezing has gotten so much worse I cannot even load any pages that have any videos or anything that has anything to do with flash player - within seconds my browser just locks up. It was doing this before the update but it was pretty much spaced out maybe every couple of hours sometimes every 30 minutes or so if I had multiple tabs open. But that is no longer the case. One tab open and I freeze instantly, I have tried reinstalling flashplayer but it's made no difference, sadly I cannot do a system restore for some odd reason my windows 10 does not seem to create any restore points (although it is configured to). I have uninstalled and reinstalled both flashplayer and firefox and neither helped; so hopefully someone has a solution?

I've used firefox as my default browser for years... And for years it has had issues with flashplayer crashing and reloading the page. However on windows 10 (x64) it no longer gives me the message that flashplayer has crashed nor does it reload the page. It just completely locks up firefox, which yes is a bit annoying, unfortunately since the latest update for windows 10 (a flashplayer update for internet explorer - which I never used) this freezing has gotten so much worse I cannot even load any pages that have any videos or anything that has anything to do with flash player - within seconds my browser just locks up. It was doing this before the update but it was pretty much spaced out maybe every couple of hours sometimes every 30 minutes or so if I had multiple tabs open. But that is no longer the case. One tab open and I freeze instantly, I have tried reinstalling flashplayer but it's made no difference, sadly I cannot do a system restore for some odd reason my windows 10 does not seem to create any restore points (although it is configured to). I have uninstalled and reinstalled both flashplayer and firefox and neither helped; so hopefully someone has a solution?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 15.8.20082
  • A plugin to detect whether the Adobe Application Manager is installed on this machine.
  • A plugin to detect whether the Adobe Extension Manager is installed on this machine.
  • Google Update
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.60.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL
  • MetaStream 3 Plugin r4
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Plug-in for detecting Nero Kwik Media.
  • NPWLPG
  • Shockwave Flash 19.0 r0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.2
  • 5.1.40728.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:41.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/41.0

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FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4245 solutions 59390 answers

I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.


This is not a cure, but should let the web page load without crashing.

Flash block {web link} Never be annoyed by a Flash animation again! Blocks Flash so it won't get in your way, but if you want to see it, just click on it

I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck. ----------------- This is not a cure, but should let the web page load without crashing. '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/ Flash block]''' {web link} Never be annoyed by a Flash animation again! Blocks Flash so it won't get in your way, but if you want to see it, just click on it