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shockwave player crashes?

By ehtisham.andrabi ·
Am facing Problem with my netbook,, its been increasingly slow over some time.
Google chrome consistently stops working and shockwave player crashes, similarly firefox also shows some error about " script" which needs to be stopped.
Can you tell me where exactly is the problem and how to rectify it.
using windows7

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Really depends on what it is you are running here

by OH Smeg In reply to shockwave player crashes?

But a Netbook is a Low powered computer and needs to be treated the same way as that High Powered Desktop that you can not afford.

If you are using anything at all it needs a AV Product of some kind and then regular Malware Scans to keep it clean and uninfected. You also need to use any Tune Up Utilities that would be used on a Desktop Computer.

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by ehtisham.andrabi In reply to Really depends on what it ...

Am using a Anti virus / Malware scans regularly and updated too!!
but guess it aint sufficient!

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by OH Smeg In reply to Really depends on what it ...

Also the scans should be done in Safe Mode ideally or with what is called a Boot Disc. so that Windows itself isn't running.

Have a look at this TR Article which is aimed at Rescue Discs but most can be used from USB as you don't have a Optical Drive.

http://www.techrepublic .com/blog/security/rescue-cds-tips-for-fighting-malware/3803

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Shockwave/Flash crashes on netbooks

by LaPomme In reply to shockwave player crashes?

I'm afraid there's really not much a user can do to prevent these crashes. Firefox and Chrome use plugins to play the videos, etc. and the plugins crash fairly often. It may be partly a memory problem--I'm using a netbook with only 1 GB of RAM and often have a dozen or two tabs open at once--but I think it's also to do with the nature of the page where the video or whatever is located. The scripts I've seen that "hang" Firefox are mostly third-party javascripts to do with advertisements or ad-tracking; with Chrome the offending script isn't usually identified. Occasionally, it's the Flash content itself that seems to be at fault: the plugin crashes with no clues as to why. From what I've seen elsewhere, all we can really do is hope Adobe issues a bug-fix or HTML5 will eventually let us do without Flash.

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Anti-virus/anti-malware issues

by LaPomme In reply to shockwave player crashes?

P.S. I have no direct experience of trying to run Flash on an infected netbook--I keep mine clean. I paid Avast for their security suite and have been very pleased with it; usually run Firefox with the AVG plugin, and regularly delete superfuous cookies, temporary files, miscellaneous junk and obsolete registry entries. This undoubtedly helps keep the netbook from slowing down too much to do its job. Anyway, whether you notice problems or not, it's a good idea to scan your system with a different product from time to time, especially if your anti-virus isn't updating its definitions at least once a day. (Mine checks every time the machine "wakes up" and often updates twice or three times a day.)

I do have intermittent problems with Flash where it seems to conflict with my sound driver: the video plays but the audio is silenced despite the card and system sounds working.properly. Apparently this issue is separate from what's causing the plugin to crash. I'll let you know if I ever figure that one out.

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