kit (mizkit) wrote,

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firefox problem

I need the expertise of somebody more expert than myself. :)

Last week I downloaded and installed a Flash update for Firefox. Since then when I open Firefox it eats a huge amount of system resources, and any time I go to a page with Flash, it gives me an error message and suggests I restart Navigator. My CPU usage zings up to 100% and stays there, making it more or less impossible to do anything else with the computer.

I've run a Windows update. mostlymaylone said Firefox had done an update, too, which had given him some problems, so that may be part of the issue, since my Firefox seems to be up to date. However, I can't figure out how to uninstall or fix Flash, which seems to be the root cause of the problem. I don't see it in the add/remove programs or anywhere in the options on Firefox (possibly I don't know where to look), and would greatly appreciate any helpful advice!

ETA: Also, while I'm doing slightly geeky things, how do I set up an email bounce so I can just bounce stuff all toward one email address? I've got shell access to the account I want to do this with. I just donno know to do it. :)
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