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I just upgraded firefox to version 3.6.11 and after the installation was done I got the message that adobe flash player 10.1 needs to be downloaded so I did (even though the flash player I had before upgrading firefox was 10.1 but I reinstalled it coz I thought that since firefox got updated so it needs the plugin to be installed again) and after that whenever I open any website with flash in it (like youtube or facebook games), firefox hangs and stops responding. I don't know if this is related to firefox upgrade or the flash player.

Can anyone help me on this? Thanks

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I found a solution on the Firefox support forum that tracks the problem down to the plugin-container.exe file

Steps to stop plugin-container.exe process:

  1. Open Firefox web browser.
  2. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter key.
  3. A warning will appear. Ignore it and press the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button.
  4. In the Filter field type dom.ipc. Six preferences will appear for the filter dom.ipc.
  5. Ignore first and last preferences (dom.ipc.plugins.enabled and dom.ipc.plugins.timeoutSecs). Toggle (double-click) each of the four remaining preferences to change the value from “true” to “false“.
  6. That’s it.

Above steps to fix from TechnoGadge.

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In future, quote the steps with a link back to the source. Link only answers are no answers at all. –  random Oct 24 '10 at 21:05

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