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DEP keeps closing plugin-container
firefox version: 13.0 windows vista 32bit SP2 antivirus: comodo. plugin-container.exe is on the exceptions list
after latest update vista reports that "plugin-container.exe is not responding" after hitting "check online....." a pop up next to the clock indicates that DEP terminated the process.
some event viewer info....
Faulting application plugin-container.exe, version 126.96.36.19935, time stamp 0x4fc8de63, faulting module NPSWF32_11_3_300_257.dll_unloaded, version 0.0.0.0, time stamp 0x4fc821fc, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x5cbd9903, process id 0x3b5c, application start time 0x01cd4a37a182c110.
Faulting application plugin-container.exe, version 188.8.131.5235, time stamp 0x4fc8de63, faulting module NPSWF32_11_3_300_257.dll_unloaded, version 0.0.0.0, time stamp 0x4fc821fc, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x5ce09903, process id 0x2918, application start time 0x01cd4a2ecc575940.
Faulting application plugin-container.exe, version 184.108.40.20635, time stamp 0x4fc8de63, faulting module NPSWF32_11_3_300_257.dll_unloaded, version 0.0.0.0, time stamp 0x4fc821fc, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x5e529903, process id 0x3c68, application start time 0x01cd49fe84c6e300.
note: about:crashes time stamps do not appear to match event viewer times, ive listed the last 3 crash i.d.'s that appear to correlate to the last 3 events.
It is expected that Firefox 13.01 is to be released some-time tomorrow, and that it will solve the problem of the silent crashes from FlashPlayer.Read this answer in context 👍 2
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I'm using Vista's firewall and having the same issues-even after I "trusted" it in the Windows firewall already.
just for the heck of it, i disabled comodo entirely, it still happens. i was going to look in to the most recent crashes but when i click them i just get a throttling notice, seems i have a lot of "silent" crashes as well.
the latest event viewer
Faulting application plugin-container.exe, version 220.127.116.1135, time stamp 0x4fc8de63, faulting module NPSWF32_11_3_300_257.dll_unloaded, version 0.0.0.0, time stamp 0x4fc821fc, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x5a069903, process id 0xf90, application start time 0x01cd4aebba9b02cf.
and all of the crash i.d.'s as of midnight (tho i just get a throttling message when i try to look at them)
Report ID Date Submitted
- 87034c2e-a485-473c-9d56-a07be14bdcaf 6/15/2012 9:23AM
- c65ad946-793a-4aa2-8c75-595260d26aca 6/15/2012 7:45AM
- e4576161-8250-4f8e-bb30-44dbfae4842c 6/15/2012 7:07AM
- a8503b7a-8d86-4192-8fe2-8a9109633161 6/15/2012 6:39AM
- 4d0558b4-91af-4786-b876-e61e91babd23 6/15/2012 6:06AM
- 36c8a8ba-767c-4c72-b27e-27ea74f138fe 6/15/2012 4:39AM
- 9b955a31-5d36-4952-8fcf-e1145c6a4109 6/15/2012 2:32AM
I've been having the same issues since I updated to version 13 but I think I've now solved it.
Here is what I did: As the plugin container is used by Flash I thought this could be the source of the problem so I uninstalled Flash using their uninstaller:
Then I completly deleted any trace of it's settings from my system by removing the system32 flash folder:
Plus the two flash folders inside my %AppData%:
Then I reinstalled Flash but this time I installed the version specifically designed for 'plugin-based browsers' such as FireFox:
As far as I can tell this has resolved my issue. If it happens again for me which means my solution isn't the answer I will let you guys know. If this isn't the solution, my next step will be to go into about:config and turn off the plugin container so that all of firefox runs inside one process.
Hope this has helped you!
BTW: Forgot to mention, when I uninstalled/reinstalled Flash I switched off both my firewall and antivirus apps. Don't know if this is relevant or not but now you can replicate what I did.
Modified by rreeve
You have possibly regressed to an older version of FlashPlayer, which may well solve the problem but will increase the security risks.
These sorts of problems are under active investigation, especially when relating to use of RealPlayer.
Readers of this thread may well be interested in the thread /questions/929441#answer-342516 noting that a new release of Firefox could solve some of the problems. Otherwise look at the suggested steps to solve the problem mentioned in that thread.
It is expected that Firefox 13.01 is to be released some-time tomorrow, and that it will solve the problem of the silent crashes from FlashPlayer.
That's what I initially thought but as far as I can tell it's latest stable version of Flash that's specifically designed for plugin-based browsers. Its downloaded straight from Adobe and I don't see any warnings that this version is a security risk which I'm sure they would legally be required to disclose. I'm pretty confident with it however I will update to the latest standard version once Firefox have fixed this issue.
BTW: I don't know if its a coincidence or not but I haven't experienced the problem since I made these changes.
i updated to 13.0.1 last night, i just had a flash plugin crash, most of the reports lead to "throttling" notices, any way around that? at least locally so i can figure out what exactly crashed? the crash i.d. for this one is
That is a problem with the Flash plugin.
This may be caused by a recent Flash 11.3 update.
Try to uninstall and reinstall Flash.
You can find the Flash Player 11.3 installer here:
You can also try Flash 11.2 that you can download via this link:
ah, thanks for the help folks, i only see one other crash and thats not related to this. since the update no more DEP terminations. im a happy camper :-)