Hi all, first post here. A few days ago my Windows 7 64 laptop started freezing with any Flash-related function; youtube, online banking, a forum with YT embedded on the front page, etc. The freezing was total, nothing responded, not even ctrl alt del. The screen was unchanged but nothing was moving. Happens in Firefox and Chrome.
IoBit showed CPU and RAM weren't overloaded. It is also happening with the music player Foobar 2000 within a few seconds of pressing play, which makes me question if it is a Flash problem, I don't know if Foobar uses Flash.
I've run Malwarebytes which cleaned out some old stuff I knew about, which hadn't been causing a problem. An AVG scan was all clear.
I've updated Adobe Flash and the Shockwave Flash plugin in Firefox, uninstalled the Windows Updates from 9th Jan, and am out of ideas. Any help gratefully received.
Edit to add: it also freezes in the media players MPC and VLC when trying to open movies.
Edited by Lazee, 14 January 2015 - 12:21 PM.