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WTF is going on with Firefox and Flash player, It has been 6 months or more and all I get is a recommendation to downgrade flash player.


I have been pushed to my limit, i have a great PC with lots of memory that works great in other browsers, I have sent a thousand crash reports, I only get the same old shite telling me to downgrade flash, and then other devices apps tell me I can't do this or that until i upgrade. The fricking browser races up and locks every time i hit a page that has 1 or 2 flash commercials on it, and youtube videos are brutal, should the app really need 300K of memory to have a few tabs open? If you would have responded to any crash reports or emailed I might have stayed with this browser, but i am going to go and get something else and stop wasting my time. even getting to this stupid page took me more time than this is worth. YOU MADE ME START USING EXPLORER AGAIN!

Additional System Details

Crash ID

get them yourself, it's the same IP

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_37 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Google Update
  • np-mswmp
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4
  • 4.1.10329.0
  • DivX Plus Web Player version
  • Winamp Application Detector
  • GEPlugin
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

More Information

Tyler Downer
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1165 solutions 6642 answers

You can try to upgrade to Flash 11.5, release today to see if it helps with the issues. All of the recent issues with Flash have been the fault of Adobe, and there is nothing Mozilla can do that we haven't already done. The reason Firefox has issues and other browsers don't is this:

  • IE uses a different Flash plugin than Firefox
  • Chrome uses a built in version of Flash that is managed by Chrome
  • Flash 11.3 introduced a new protected browsing feature that is only for Firefox, which was the root cause of the troubles. This feature isn't available for browsers such as Opera and Safari.