Adobe Flash crashing in every browser - Windows Update?

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  1. ImpetuousRacer

    ImpetuousRacer MDL Member

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    My brother brought me his Lenovo Yoga 11 today because Adobe Flash kept causing Flash to crash in every browser. Edge, IE, Chrome. It would just stall. I tried updating video drivers, malware scans, etc. It's a pretty fresh untouched Win 10 install. Really could not find a resolution.

    So went upstairs to use my Yoga 13 and I'm now having the SAME EXACT issue on my computer.
    How do I find what Windows 10 update hosed me here with this integrated Flash?

    Going to Test in Windows Edge, animation starts for split second then page just stalls and needs to recover.
    If I get on youtube, best I can get is the bar loads, but nothing plays.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Had the same after an update of flash player not trough WU but from Adobe it self ! My solution deinstalled that version from settings -> software :tea:
     
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  3. ImpetuousRacer

    ImpetuousRacer MDL Member

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    I don't see Adobe Flash listed in my uninstall list of programs.
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    It was stated as flash player at my computer but maybe you could google for how to deinstalling flash player to solve your problem and reinstall an proper one ;)
     
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  5. ImpetuousRacer

    ImpetuousRacer MDL Member

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    I already did that. With Windows 10 it's integrated and updates to Flash are pushed through Windows updates. There is no uninstall option or uninstaller.
     
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    endbase MDL Guru

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  7. Evides

    Evides MDL Member

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    Same problem here, I uninstalled Flashplayer from the list of programs (It's not integrated in Windows, I only use Firefox) and installed the earlier version of Flashplayer (18).
    It did not solve the problem...
    The problem is either in Windows or Firefox, which just has upgraded to version 41.
     
  8. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Where can I find version in FF
     
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  9. Evides

    Evides MDL Member

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    In 'Help/About Firefox'...
     
  10. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Aah oke thx ! Had version 40 but now updated itself to 41.0 let's check out if flash player crashes I let you know :tea:

    update : Nah no crashes here :D
     
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  11. ImpetuousRacer

    ImpetuousRacer MDL Member

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    I resolved my issue. It looks like some people said RealTek Audio driver update fixed their Flash crashing system wide.
    I don't have realtek audio. But I did download the update from Intel for the 4000 Graphics (Which includes the audio driver) v15.33.39.4276 from 9/19/2015.

    This resolved the issue on both machines. Had to reboot twice on one machine for some reason. But now both are working again.
     
  12. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Realy nice you have sorted out :D
     
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  13. Evides

    Evides MDL Member

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    Do you have Flash Player version 19..? (latest).
    That's where the trouble started...
     
  14. ImpetuousRacer

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    19.0.0.185
     
  15. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Aah oke don't can find my flasplayer @ plugins strange everything works fine tho
     
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  16. Evides

    Evides MDL Member

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    I found the culprit...
    There was an error on a particular Dutch website I frequently visit that caused the Flash Player to crash.
    Now that the item has gone from this website Flash doesn't crash anymore.
     
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  18. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    Did you ever try to disable the protected mode for Flash?

    Search for the file mms.cfg and add the following line:

    ProtectedMode=0
     
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