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Receive error: "A script in this movie is causing Adobe Flash Player to run slowly..." Firefox problem? Adobe problem? Malware?

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu Bob Stein

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While browsing a variety of site, while running no movies at all, I receive the following message:"A script in this movie is causing Adobe Flash Player to run slowly. If it continues to run, your computer may become unresponsive. Do you want to abort the script?" I click "ok", error message disappears. minutes later, error message re-appears.

I've removed Adobe Flash, cleaned registry, rebooted, all to no avail.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window or otherwise make changes.

You can check for problems with current Flash plugin versions and try these:

  • disable a possible RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin extension for Firefox and update the RealPlayer if installed
  • disable protected mode in Flash 11.3 and later
  • disable hardware acceleration in the Flash plugin
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Thanks, cor-el - I'm working my way through your suggestions. I guess I'm trying to figure out why this error just started recently; no new extensions, no RealPlayer installed... That's why I was thinking Trojan, etc.

Thanks again

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I have been having this problem as well ! GRR I looked online and it suggested to download "shock wave for director" and also to reset Firefox... I did both of these suggestions and nothing !! Every time I go to use my laptop it crashes :-(( So if anyone can help I am all ears. This may work for some people it seemed to help others online on the forum I was on. Unfortunately for me it did not. I even performed a disk clean up and ran my CC cleaner and my AVG and the problem is still persisting. So I do not think it is a bug. I believe this started after I updated my Adobe.

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Running Speed Test in Flash. Hit Cancel for the tenth time and counting. In search of a way to increase this timeout. Suspect my test is toast. This dialog box ("A script in this movie...") keeps coming up even after `Download test complete`.