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    Good day everyone

    I have a coworker's PC that has been acting very strangely the last few days. Every time a site using the Flash plugin is accessed, Internet Explorer hangs and has to be manually closed in the Task Manager.

    I tried the flash remover package, but when running, it hangs and doesn't respond, needing itself to be closed in Task Manager. The same happens when trying add/remove programs. I also uninstalled and reinstalled Internet Explorer, as well as uninstalling and upgrading to Internet Explorer 7, and did a Reset in the Tools menu.

    I installed Firefox, which works just great, but since our company is a Microsoft partner we try to stick to their software, and personally, this annoys me no end, since I'd rather fix the problem than work around it.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Gustav

  • #2
    Re: Flash sites hanging Internet Explorer

    Have you tried just installing flash again rather than the uninstall tool?

    You can also look at autoruns from sysinternals to see if it can remove hooks and things from IE and then try a re-install?
    cheers
    Andy

    Please read this before you post:


    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    • #3
      Re: Flash sites hanging Internet Explorer

      Hi Andy

      Thanks for getting back.

      Yes I have tried installing the player again to no avail, but I'm not sure what you're referring to autoruns from sysinternals ...

      Gustav

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      • #4
        Re: Flash sites hanging Internet Explorer

        It is only a guess but download it from here:
        http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...c5a693683.aspx

        and run it.
        It will show you an IE tab that you can look at (it also show other things that run on startup too).
        cheers
        Andy

        Please read this before you post:


        Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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        • #5
          Re: Flash sites hanging Internet Explorer

          Thanks Andy

          Magically seems to have disappeared over the weekend. I'm hoping it's going to stay that way, but not holding my breath at all...

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          • #6
            Re: Flash sites hanging Internet Explorer

            PCs are great when they do that!
            Good luck
            cheers
            Andy

            Please read this before you post:


            Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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            • #7
              Re: Flash sites hanging Internet Explorer

              Haha yeah they sure are. It's come back now though, so the user is working on firefox.

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