01-28-2010 09:19 PM - edited 01-28-2010 09:43 PM
Hello again. Sorry for dropping out like that, when I came back to the Norton forum, it said it was down for maintenance and I just now came back.
I have Java 6.0.1_18, Adobe Flash 10.0.42.34, Adobe Shockwave Player?(more on that forthcoming), WinXP sp 3.
I know, that I must disable Tea Timer and any ad blockers. I also, un-installed all older versions of Adobe Flash player, before the latest install of the most recent release ;)
I assure you my friends, I have the latest everything installed. Malicious softwares and spyware, are the only things I need to protect against, so I have no need to run Anti-virus programs. However, due to the free trial run of Nortons AV, that came with the latest Adobe Flash Player install, I went ahead and accepted it and ran the free scan. This was my very first virus scan since 2002 =O I repeat, My very first AV scan since 8 years ago, back when the free NAV subscription ran out on my Dell 8200 work station. Guess what? It only found three tracking cookies and that was all. I surf all sorts of dangerous places on the web also. Either, I am the luckiest nutcase on the internet, or Anti-virus is a waste of money for the average nutcase, like me, lol. Or, Spybot S&D is doing a grand job for a free utility :)
The problem arose, when I installed Adobe Flash Player 10.0.42.34 along with the free Norton AV, which is now, my other big problem - I cannot get this Norton stuff to stop popping up and crashing other programs and it is trying to tell me I need to purchase a subscription.
So, now my flash content does not work and Nortons, is what I would call malicious software, since it is obtrusive and has hijacked my PC. I cannot find the un-install option for this free Norton AV thing :( Can anyone tell me how to remove this Norton Security Scan thing?
You Tube movies do work. Other active content, like Flash games will work also, but certain active content does not work. I think you have just pin pointed the problem I am having floplot. Since some flash content works, while a few other things do not_ I may need to look at the Shockwave Player. I will look into that ASAP ;)
Thanks for all the great help everyone! Especially since I am not part of the Norton community. I am truly grateful.
I have just learned two days ago, that hijacking a tech thread is considered bad form - I am super duper sorry for doing that Dave! I should have started my own thread :( I have been at Cnet forums for 13 years and they always seemed to encourage joining the already established threads, so I thought, it was encouraged to do that everywhere. That is another reason I am looking for help here - Adobe community sort of yelled at me and then, even though I apologized, they ignored my new topic and refused to help me.
Hopefully some of this jargon I am posting will trigger an answer for your problem with Chrome. Chrome crashes on me as well and refuses to show ANY flash content, so we are alike in that respect ;)
P.S. Under normal circumstances, the Google Chrome is lightning fast!