23055Re: [Y-Mail] Continual Flash Crashes
- May 2, 2012Chris,
> However the Flash add-on is continually crashing ending up with aThere have been some exploits of Adobe/Macromedia Flash, causing them to release some urgent updates. If you haven't already you should make sure you're running the most recent version.
> pixelated face with tabs and and upturned unhappy mouth. I am running
> Win 7 on one laptop and XP on another. Both are equally affected.
> Sometimes Yahoo mail just hangs completely for anything up to 30 minutesA couple years ago there was a big scandal involving some major ad servers delivering ads that contained malware intended to install itself in user's computers. At that time I had symptoms like this, where Firefox would hang after I accessed a Yahoo Groups page or if I left a tab showing a Yahoo Groups page.
> whilst a script attempts to execute.
I eventually got frustrated with this and installed ad-block plus. It took some trial and error to figure out which servers were delivering ads that hung my Firefox, but I eventually got them and haven't had a problem since.
A lot of people block all ads, but I like ad-supported services like Yahoo, so I try not to punish well-behaved ads. That turns out to be an automatic feature of Adblock plus version 2 and newer -- wish that feature had been around back then!
> Why on earth does Yahoo inflict this Flash junk on us?I imagine the advertisers demand it. They probably wouldn't pay anywhere near as much if limited to a plain text or flat image banner ad.
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