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Constant popup window: adobe flash player settings(s.ytimg.com)


I am using Firefox on Windows 7. I am getting a popup message box that has title "Adobe Flash Player Settings" and it says that s.ytimg.com is requesting to store information on your computer. There are numerous internet complaints regarding the same message for Internet Explorer. They say it is an adobe message caused by YouTube but the message box looks like it is a trick for a virus because it asks you to approve or deny using more memory space. it says "Requested 10kb" How do you fix this and or turn it off or remove it? Adobe help says it is the application causing the problem, but this is not an app, but a server name. The message pops up right in the middle of any embedded YouTube video and ruins the ability to open it without hitting one of the two buttons. Corrective actions are on Microsoft for Internet Explorer, but nothing in your database for firefox.

Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

This started when...

I have been looking at Google news and youtube videos on it.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1
  • 4.0.60831.0
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • BrowserPlus -- Improve your browser! -- http://browserplus.yahoo.com/
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version
  • The Hulu Desktop Plugin allows Hulu.com to integrate with the Hulu Desktop application.
  • np-mswmp
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

More Information

If you guys allowed uploading a picture file, I could attach a screenshot.

auscompgeek 2 solutions 69 answers

If it is not too much to ask, may you please take a screenshot of this dialog? If you believe it is a trick, you probably want to scan your computer for any viruses as well.

kunta 0 solutions 1 answers

Here is Youtube and the message. But it happen with Flash all the time. I have flashblock and adblock plus if that helps.

Helpful Reply

This is still not resolved - the uploaded image by kunta is correct - the popup message sits right in the middle of a YouTube video embedded image and stays there even if you try to play it. My readings indicate that the browser somehow limits the size of a cookie or other file and this message is trying to get you to approve a larger filesize. Or, it could be a virus - why doesn't someone from Firefox, YouTube or Google address this problem???

Helpful Reply

If this is a legitimate problem why doesn't YouTube also explain how to change settings so you don't get this message ON EVERY YOUTUBE IMAGE???

BigMike515 0 solutions 1 answers

This site will help you to fix this problem.

Stop YouTube (s.ytimg.com)