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Why are two instances of FlashPlayerPlugin running under Processes tab in Windows Task Manager?


When I view Windows Task Manager in W7H SP1 on FF22+, there are two instances of FlashPlayerPlugin 11.7.700.224 running. If I "End Process" on one, they both stop and are removed from the list.

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  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.03


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/22.0

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Seeing more Flash processes is a consequence of running the Flash player plugin in a protected sandbox environment.

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By the way, there is an update available, Flash 11.8. http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/