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Why does my Adobe Flash Player keep crashing? I have taken the steps that I received in the "Learn More" section of the crash but it still crashes.

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I open an application that requires Flash Player but it always crashes. I can use it for maybe five minutes but after that it keeps on crashing, I have the latest version of Flash Player as the article on "Learn More" has said to but that didn't help. Can anyone help me?

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A few times a week

== About two days ago

Modified by Noah_SUMO

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ok heres how u do it or how i did it, go to http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html download one of the recent ones before this shit started happening cos its driving me nuts! ok then u go into the read me file and theres a link to get the flash uninstaller so u go to

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html and download either 32 or 64 bit. 

then open up C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash

and paste it in there and then run it. then u go bak to ur older downloaded version and install it. the problem should be fixed just dont update it.

hope this helps

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TXGuy 87 solutions 861 answers

An update was release late last night to address some of the issues with the new plugin crash protection. The new version is Firefox 3.6.6. Help > Check for Updates. See if your problem(s) are fixed with the update.

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wizards 1 solutions 1 answers

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ok heres how u do it or how i did it, go to http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html download one of the recent ones before this shit started happening cos its driving me nuts! ok then u go into the read me file and theres a link to get the flash uninstaller so u go to

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html and download either 32 or 64 bit. 

then open up C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash

and paste it in there and then run it. then u go bak to ur older downloaded version and install it. the problem should be fixed just dont update it.

hope this helps

red01avn 0 solutions 1 answers

I have a solution. This is not a big deal...but aggravating. I think 30 days is reasonable, then I go back to "another" browser.