The sidebar ads being run by too many websites to count these days are a reality. But several times a week I end up opening a news website I regularly check, only to have my laptop freeze because whatever ad the site is running is using some kind of format that Firefox does not like. The only way out is CTRL/ALT/DEL, open the Task Manager, and stop Firefox.
I have received a message that Shockwave has crashed, but not always. This was happening once or twice a week but lately it has been nearly every day, and in some cases more than once a day.
I keep my software up to date and run virus scan on a regular basis.
Any ideas about what I can do to stop this?? I'm not sure if it is Shockwave that is the problem, or if the ad the website put up crashed it....