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How can I block Adobe Flash ads? They drain my computer's memory.


The ubiquitous ads using Adobe Flash player slow my computer down to the point where I can't scroll down the page and read the website that the adds appear on. And every site uses them. When I close "plugincontainer" in the task manager the CPU and RAM are freed-up and I can actually scroll down the page. How can I block these useless ads? I'm using Mozilla Firefox on Windows XP and Windows 7 machines.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r152
  • Default Plug-in
  • 4.0.50401.0
  • Bing Bar
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)

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There are some add-ons that can help with this:

Modified by TonyE