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There Seems To Be Another Java/Firefox/Flash/Other Problem... What Gives?


Alright. So... today I was prompted to update my Java edition, and it did so with no problem. Or so I thought.

See...ever since a little bit before I updated my Java edition, things seem to be going a bit funnily. On YouTube, a video will either 1) Start at any point in the video that is not the beginning part (as in, it will skip the beginning and sometimes even parts afterwards), or 2) Start at the beginning, go for a second or two, then restart, then continue on. On Last. F.M., my radio player won't even, well, play. It won't get past the buffering stage. I assume there are other issues too, but I have not checked. It seems to be doing the same thing in IE.

A couple of days-a day ago-this morning, it wasn't doing this, and I haven't updated my computer besides the update from Firefox 18 to Firefox 19, and the Java update. I also recall a recent Flash update, but I believe that was before all this.

Why do I think this is an issue with Firefox/IE or Java (or some other program), and not my computer? Because I'm currently opening both these pages in Chrome, and everything is fine. It's starting and playing normally.

So, with that said, how do I fix this? Please make your answers clear, concise, and not full of technical terms, as I am not good with computers.

Modified by ponyparty

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.15.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
  • Google Update
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.5
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • DivX Plus Web Player version
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • Unity Player 3.3.0f4
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0

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Question owner

Also, I would like to know why this issue seems to be affecting Firefox and IE, but not Chrome.

Question owner

Also, I would like to know if anyone has seen this and is working on the answer/a fix for the issue mentioned above. Sorry if I sound impatient, but I would like an answer/solution to this issue. Thank you very much.