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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.

Your above posted system details show outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks.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 Inc
  2. Version 0.9.17, Copyright 2006-2009 Veetle Inc
  3. Version 0.9.17, copyright 2006-2010 Veetle Inc

Modified by cor-el