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I recently installed Snow Leopard and afterwords any browser I try will lock up when I go to any site with large amounts of flash. I have tried Safari,Firefox, and Opera and all react the same when flash is involved. Say I go to ABC's site to watch a show, as soon as I get there the browser will lock up and I get the spinning wheel. Activity monitor will show "not responding" for whichever browser I use and the only way to kill the program is to do a force quit. If I disable flash the site will load just fine (excluding flash content). This happens with ANY site I visit that has flash.

I have search around to see if anyone has had this same issue but none really fit my problem. I have update to the latest version of flash but no help.

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?? - Probably try uninstall and reinstall first off and see how that goes.

Flash uninstaller is here.

Make sure every application that can possibly use Flash Player has been quit.

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I had previously tried an uninstall and reinstall but it didn't work...

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Here's a link to Adobe's Flash archive. I personally run v9 on my system as it seems to have less issues with ramping up CPU cycles and causing general mayhem.

Archived Flash Players available for testing purposes

Here's a link to the Adobe uninstaller:

How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control

Here's a link to ClickToFlash, which allows you to disable flash in your browser:

Macsimum News - MacOSG: How to surf faster, keep your laptop running cooler and extend battery life

Yes, I hate Flash as well!
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I found some information on deleting the "com.apple.quicktime.plugin.preferences.plist" file in preferences and so far it seems to be working... I just hope it keeps working... Thanks for your help!
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fyi: Issues with a single app can often be fixed by deleting it's plist (preference) file(s).

The other thing to try is repair permissions. Have a lot of people saying it does nothing, but I've seen some pretty strange stuff start working again.

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