Problems with IE8 and Flash Player

  gazzaho 20:57 30 Aug 2010

Anyone else having a lot of problems with IE8 and the latest Adobe Shockwave Flash Player update? With the addon enabled it causes lockups on pages and new tabs with a lot of CPU usage sometimes at 100%.

Shockwave is the culprit as I've disabled it and things have returned to normal.

  rdave13 00:09 31 Aug 2010

No problem with Win7.
Latest; click here

  northumbria61 00:17 31 Aug 2010

Did you install from the Adobe sight? if not uninstall and reinstall from here - click here

  gazzaho 00:32 31 Aug 2010

Sorry I said Shockwave instead of Flash Player 10 plugin. I did download the plugin from the official Adobe site so there's little chance of malware, none found with SAS or my F-Secure virus scanner.

  rdave13 00:34 31 Aug 2010

Remember to untick the 'free' google toolbar box in northumbria61's link if you don't wish to install it.

  rdave13 00:37 31 Aug 2010

click here
Download from here and install. Reboot and check add-ons in IE to see if latest installed.

  rdave13 00:39 31 Aug 2010

It's a manual install instead of an update. If that does not work go to Adobe's site to run the uninstaller. Reboot and let your browser notify you of a need to install Flash.

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