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Plugin container has failed


When i load certain pages my firefox will freeze. I have to go into my task manager to end program. When i do i get a message saying that my plugin container has failed. Is there a way to fix this?

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Every time Firefox opened

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -DivX Web Player version
  • Default Plug-in
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Reader Library Helper Plugin


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100611 Firefox/3.6.4

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Question owner

Ever since i installed the new version of FF, i've got problems with the Plugin Container. it doesn't end the flash proccess instead it hangs FF.

JYOuyang 18 solutions 174 answers

Marc Moussa: Please make sure your Flash plugin is up to date: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/

If you're having issues with 3.6.4 and the Flash plugin, please take a look at Adobe Flash plugin has crashed - Prevent it from happening again and increase the timeout as indicated.

Question owner

Every time I try to open a website using flash FF freezes. When I go into the task manager and end "plugin-container.exe" FF begins to run again but then I can't view the page that I was trying to get to. I'm not sure if this is the same problem that you have since I don't get the message that plugin container failed, but it does sound similar to me.

Question owner

I've got the lastest version of flash and your solution about the timeout didn't work.