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When using Firefox: QuickTime failed to initialize. Error # 0

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I've encountered the following problem on a system running Firefox on Windows XP: when you try to run a podcast, the following error message comes up:

QuickTime failed to initialize. Error # 0
Please make sure QuickTime is properly installed on this computer.

That's in one dialog box. After clicking OK, another dialog box comes up, with the message
The plug-in performed an illegal operation. You are strongly advised to restart Firefox.

This started happening after the latest update to FireFox was installed.  I tried reinstalling Firefox and the plugin.  Same result.
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by:war1
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Hello jsgreiner,

If you have not already done so, download and install the latest Quicktime. Make sure you have all the latest updates.

Hope this helps!
war1
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Already did that
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Lastest update to Firefox should not have cause such problem.

Create a new Firefox profile and test if QuickTime works
www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile 
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by:Marc Z
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jsgreiner,

What security programs do you have installed?  
And confirm you have version 7.3 of Quicktime installed.
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And double check it installed properly at Apple's site.
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/troubleshooting/
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