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Solved Plugin container

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  1. jumbo 1

    jumbo 1 Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    I have a problem with Mozilla Firefox...... it keeps crashing and tells Me that Plugin container has stopped working. I have scoured the web for a fix for this issue to no avail.
    I have update My flash and shockwave to the latest versions.
    The description copied and pasted below.
    Regards
    Jumbo1


    Description:


    A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

    Problem signature:

    Problem Event Name: AppHangXProcB1

    Application Name: firefox.exe

    Application Version: 41.0.0.5738

    Application Timestamp: 55fb5aff

    Hang Signature: d7b4

    Hang Type: 32

    Waiting on Application Name: plugin-container.exe

    Waiting on Application Version: 41.0.0.5738

    OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1

    Locale ID: 2057

    Additional Hang Signature 1: d7b444e004415ca21a2f8c39b6443ac1

    Additional Hang Signature 2: e7e1

    Additional Hang Signature 3: e7e17642423ca2f108f70908004763a4

    Additional Hang Signature 4: d7b4

    Additional Hang Signature 5: d7b444e004415ca21a2f8c39b6443ac1

    Additional Hang Signature 6: e7e1

    Additional Hang Signature 7: e7e17642423ca2f108f70908004763a4

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  3. flavallee

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  4. valis

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    I get that at least once a day, have to restart FF. Pain in the rear, but I've been working around it.
     
  5. jumbo 1

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    Hi Vallis,
    I assume there are no fixes for this problem ?

    Regards
    Jumbo 1
     
  6. valis

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    I have not a clue....I've not devoted the time to finding out yet. I would have to think that there is. I have always thought it was our corporate firewall causing it (when I'm at home, I'm on a tablet.)
     
  7. Phantom010

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    plugin-container.exe, like the name says, handles Firefox plugins. Try running Firefox without add-ons (Firefox Safe Mode). If all is well in that mode, you'll need to isolate the faulty add-on or plugin.
     
  8. jumbo 1

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    Hi Phantom010,
    Many thanks for Your help and advice, I will try that later this morning.
    Regards
    Jumbo 1
     
  9. valis

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    fwiw, I've found it to be more site related. the local news rag down here, chron.com, crashes it at least once or twice a week.
     
  10. DaveBurnett

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    Plug in container is a type of virtual environment that is used to isolate the plug in (which is really a separate program) from the rest of FF.
    If that program "misbehaves" it will (hopefully) be isolated to that instance of the container and only cause that to crash.
     
  11. Phantom010

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    Just update to the latest version of Firefox this morning. Do you have the latest 41.0.1? Maybe the problem has been addressed, unless it only has to do with one of your add-ons.
     
  12. Phantom010

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    After running the update (41.0.1), a new button appeared in the upper left corner of Firefox:

    [​IMG]

    That's related to a service I had never even heard of, Pocket. Needless to say, I've immediately removed the annoying icon. I can do pretty much what the app does simply by creating bookmarks, without another annoying registration... :rolleyes:
     
  13. jumbo 1

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    Hi Phantom010,
    Yep I have the update (41.0.1 ) and I also have removed the "Pocket" icon. Upto now I have not had any more Plugin crashes.......... fingers crossed.

    Many Thanks for Your help and advice it is much appreciated. I will now mark this thread as solved.
    Regards
    Jumbo 1
     
  14. Phantom010

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    Can you tell us what was the fix? Updating to version 41.0.1 or removing Pocket?
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2015
  15. jumbo 1

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    Hi Phantom010,

    To be honest with You I havent done anything..!! thanks to Your kind advice I checked to see if Firefox had automattically updated to the latest version and it had done so, and I also did as You said and removed Pocket, since then I have had no problems with Plugin Container.....thankfully !!.

    Regards
    Jumbo 1
     
  16. DaveBurnett

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    Just for information.
    Pocket is basically a "remember this" across devices as far as I can see.
     
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