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Why do I have to run the plug-in container in my processes constantly in this version? It takes up too much memory!

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The earlier version of Firefox did not run this plug-in container. Every time I would remove it from my processes it would kill videos etc. But, it was all fine in the older version of Firefox, so why the change? So I chose not to update Firefox. Then, the other day, I saw that is was automatically downloading and I turned off my computer because it wouldn't stop and I didn't give permission. When I got home I could not use Firefox and it took me hours to figure out how to get the internet back. Then I got Firefox back and this stupid process is running again. It takes up too much memory. I don't like a bunch of extra processes running like that. So, why can't I just use the old version? Is this process absolutely necessary?

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In the past the memory usage would end up as part of the Firefox program. Now with OOPP you can see it as a separate process and that makes it more noticeable.

You can disable OOP if you want.
See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Plugin-container_and_out-of-process_plugins


Your above posted system details show outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks.

  1. Shockwave Flash 10.0 r42
  2. Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_18 for Mozilla browsers

Update the Java plugin to the latest version.

Update the Flash plugin to the latest version.

I don't know if these three with different copyright dates are all needed:

  1. Version 0.9.17, copyright 2008-2010 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com/
  2. Version 0.9.17, Copyright 2006-2009 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com/
  3. Version 0.9.17, copyright 2006-2010 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com/

Modified by cor-el