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    Blocked Plug-in
    I keep getting "blocked plug-in" message onmy Mac Book Pro and don't really know what that means and/or how to unblock it

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    Can you be a little more specific? Does this happen with a particular browser or some other type of application? Does it tell you what plug-in is causing the problem?
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    I am using Safari. I think the problem might be adobe flash, but I'n not sure. It seems like I'm getting a lot of "Blocked plugin" messages

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    Smile pop up block; same subject
    me too same problem.........was not happening before......think it started when i tried to install an update for adobe

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    me too, not sure how to fix it, help please,
    I have vmware fusion and the same thing is happening on windows side through internet explorer.
    I believe I updated adobe flashplayer recently and not sure why it would make this start doing this but thats the only reason i can think of.

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    If you've recently upgraded Flash, try reinstalling it. Unless you've got a Flash blocking add-on installed (which you would have had to do consciously), Flash won't get blocked by your browser.

    Can any of you provide a link to a page where this is happening?
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    K, reinstalling worked on mine, thanks

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    I have been getting these messages on MacBook Pro with Safari ever since updating to Mountain Lion. The one I'm concerned with now is downloading a weather radio from a local TV station. Any thoughts on where to go or how to unblock plug-ins?

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    Update them. Safari no longer loads plug-ins if it finds that they are out-of-date.
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    Blocked Plug-ins
    I just started today to read this thread. Everything was working fine until I updated java that was posted on my computer (iMac) today. 7.10 I think. Anyway, I go to several chat rooms but now all I get is a message " Blocked plug-in". I have no clue what plug-in is being blocked, how to find out or how to remedy the situation. Thanks for any help. BTW, I'm
    using Safari.

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    If your software is up to date applets should be removed but manually updating java may have caused the problem. Have a read of this link:-

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0
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    Also be aware Apple has prevented Java 7 plugins from loading as an anti-malware step:-

    Zero-day flaw prompts Apple to block Java 7 from OS X
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Mozilla has blocked the Java plug-in as well because of the security issue.

    Oracle has said they will have a fix out on Tuesday. In the meantime, you Safari and FF people can relax ... it's been turned off automatically for your protection.

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    Unless you're using Opera, everyone should be okay (Chrome doesn't work with Java 7 which in the case might finally be a good thing).
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