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Post Posted October 28th, 2016, 12:08 pm

I was prompted to update my flash player and afterward, this video caused a blue screen shutdown:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bal ... e1b4b19b4c

Other videos play fine, so maybe it's coincidence.
I haven't had a blue screen meltdown in years!

therube

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Post Posted October 29th, 2016, 6:46 am

Computer BSOD?

Do you have Flash "protected mode" disabled?
(But even with that, if it even has any bearing, a Windows BSOD would still be very strange.)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

Eakamai

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Post Posted November 1st, 2016, 5:50 pm

therube wrote:Computer BSOD?

Do you have Flash "protected mode" disabled?
(But even with that, if it even has any bearing, a Windows BSOD would still be very strange.)
I had thought that protected mode wasn't able to be disabled. Wasn't 11.x version the last flash version without that mode?
How can you disable that with newer versions?

Thank You

P.S. Accessed above link w/ no problems (XP - SM 2.35 w/ flash 23.0.0.185).
I fully agree, a BSOD like that is indicative of something else.

therube

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Post Posted November 1st, 2016, 6:46 pm

flash 23.0.0.185

You NEED an update there.

You can disable Flash protected mode.
(I can't imagine why one would want to do so.)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ad ... de-firefox
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

Eakamai

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Post Posted November 4th, 2016, 12:49 am

therube wrote:
flash 23.0.0.185

You NEED an update there.
Isn't that the latest version out? I manually update and am not always on time. (Prior was 23.0.0.162)
EDIT: ooops updated yet again . . . and again...and again etc... on and on. They update faster than some virus defs! Ridiculous.

Thank you for the link/info !

Myhrddin

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Post Posted November 4th, 2016, 7:08 am

Every so often I try installing Flash again but, without fail, SeaMonkey crashes upon starting once it's been installed. Personally, I am happier without it but, have a few clients who miss their old Flash games they were used to playing.. And, I've tried this on half a dozen Win10 systems.. without fail, each one crashes SeaMonkey when it's started up after reinstalling Flash.

Personal Opinion :: If Adobe wanted to keep Flash alive, they'd rebuild it from the ground up for security and just ditch the one they've been upgrading forever.

Anyway, today I think it is just smarter and safer, definitely more secure to not have Flash in your browser.. pretty much the same way I feel about ActiveX. ugh.
Have a great day.!
~Myr

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