Once upon a time a long long time ago, Daniweb helped me out when my old pc got a nasty trojan (maybe a worm, can't remember). The solution to that one was: get a new computer!
I'm hoping that this is the right forum to ask about a problem on the replacement pc!
Certain websites that I visit, cause my computer to 'freeze'. I don't have to reboot or anything, just close down the browser. Sometimes I can just click the X in the top right corner, sometimes I have to ctrl-alt-delete (it'll say 'not responding') and I have to close it from there.
After a few frustrating months of this, I realised that all the sites where it normally occurs are those which have Flash advertisements.
After another while, it got so annoying that I uninstalled 'adobe flash player activeX'. That sorted out the problem, but came with it's own nuisances, as alot of sites I visit like Youtube require it!
So I re-installed it, and the problem has come back.
I'm sure there is probably an easy solution to this, but as a complete dinosaur when it comes to knowing how technology works, I don't have a clue!
I have an unfounded suspicion that it may have something to do with my security software, mcafee.
Can anyone help? It'd be nice if I could somehow set up an on/off 'switch' for flash so that I can keep it off most of the time and browse normally, and then just click it on if i want to watch videos or something. (Rather than have to uninstall/re-install) Is that possible?
Thanks in advance,