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Scottz04

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Hello. I am new here and I have a foxfire Mozilla browser problem.
Everytime I go to Youtube or if I stream Video on websites using this browser, it freezes or I get a "shockwave has made a illegal operation" and it says it on almost everypage I have gone to!!!! Then the browser itself crashes. then I am stuck using IE (which I can't stand for a multitude of reasons) I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Java and mozilla foxfire and everything I can think of. Don't know what to do..so I need some ones help that had this problem or knows what is causing it. Thanks in advance.
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I had a similar problem which I discovered had been caused by a Firefox update. I uninstalled Shockwave and reinstalled it and this sorted it out. Then at the next update the same thing happened and then I just uninstalled Shockwave, rolled back and reinstalled WMP 10 and all is now OK.
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I tried many, many things. I been net searching however they are there are no answers to this problem.Reinstalling firefox,flash and Shockwave.... NOTHING WORKS! However I did try something last night......I scanned my computer with ewido micro for Malware,Spyware and stuff and It found some adware and UJ Downloader agents,that got rid of them but I just have one question what causes the PC to get stuff like that? Anyways, my Mozilla seems to work a little better, it plays a few videos before giving me that error again. So what should I try next?

Edited by Scottz04, 22 August 2006 - 03:43 PM.

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Sorry, mate. I've gone as far as my knowledge takes me.

Just uninstall Shockwave and WMP and start again with the WMP. Chances are you won't need the shockwave - or so it seems to me, but I am no expert.
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Hey man, ANY help is better than none at all. I will try again what you said and HOPE it works and if not I will try other methods. Thanks
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so basically there is no answer to this problem, and here i am hoping to find one
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What version of Firefox?

In the address bar, type about:plugins and find where it says something like:

Shockwave Flash

File name: npswf32.dll
Shockwave Flash 9.0 r16


Copy and paste what yours says.
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all of them i just recently upgraded to friefox 2.0 and am still having the same problem
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May I suggest reinstalling some updated extensions? Something similar happened to me when I test-drove a beta (unstable) version of FF. Seems a couple of extensions, one I added, and another that automatically updated itself were not compatible.

sounds like you got a compatibility problem somewhere.
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actually i fixed the problem, it was caused by a trojan called downloader .zlob- it also has many names,its been working fine sionce then
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Right on! I've never had a virus that affected Firefox (except for spyware) I'll have to investigate that.

glad your up and running--

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