Adobe flash player memory exhaustion

How can I avoid the infamous exclamation mark enclosed in a circle for sites using the Adobe flash player?  I know that applications rewritten to use HTML5 don't have this problem but is there ANYTHING I can do to avoid the memory exhaustion for apps using the Adobe flash player?  The memory allocated to the application is used up quickly and the browser has to be closed and reopened to avoid the problem.
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
Which browser is been used?
Which website is causing this?
Which version of Flash Player is installed?
Have you developed the website or application?
Windows OS has this problem?

deenie_tallantAuthor Commented:
- I have been using IE 11
- Websites like publisher's clearing house, various  YouTube videos (not rewritten in HTML5), and assorted embedded images in generic web site stories (e.g. Yahoo) and any site using the Adobe Flash Player cause the problem.
- The version of Flash player is the latest one, though ALL the ones I've cycled through as they apply updates to avoid the vulnerabilities that make this beastie similar to Swiss cheese as regards the security holes.  Currently that is 19,0,0,207
-  I did NOT develop the application or website
- I'm using Windows 7 professional, though the problem behavior (from what I've read) is specific to the behavior of the Adobe Flash Player.  The documentation says the exclamation mark surrounded by a circle is what the Player displays when it has a resource exhaustion to prevent damage to the OS or other applications.  

This problem and behavior is widely documented and apparently being experienced by MANY people if you just do a generic search.  I am wondering if there is a way to avoid the problem.


Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
For as example, what do you see when you browse the following URL?

Do you see "The HTML5 player is currently used when possible. " checked.

If yes, then your brower is using HTML5 on so that would not be related to Adobe at all.

Further, did you try disabling the Hardware acceleration for Flash? (google it, if needed)


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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
>>  Websites like publisher's clearing house, various  YouTube videos (not rewritten in HTML5), and assorted embedded images in generic web site stories (e.g. Yahoo) and any site using the Adobe Flash Player cause the problem.

If you are getting this problem with all of those sites then the problem isn't Flash but elsewhere in your system.

I'd try several things, first a scan for malware using Malwarebytes  (Use the free version).  Second check all of your addins and extensions you are using and disable any that shouldn't be there.
Third try the Chrome browser and see if that has the same problem.  Chrome has Flash built into it.  If it doesn't experience the same problem then you know the problem is definitely NOT Flash but your own system.
deenie_tallantAuthor Commented:
dbrunton, I do keep my system updated with the internet suite of AVG used for protection, and frequently scan for malware.  I have tried removing the Adobe flash player from my ie add-ons.  Some work after I do this, and some don't...presumably those not rewritten to use HTM5.  When I enable the add-in again, the ones that have no HTML5 support again work.  This led me to believe that it is the flash player that was responsible, as well as many articles I've read about the issue.  It

Sundeep, the "The HTML5 player is currently used when possible. " option was NOT checked, but now it is.  I will let you know if the problem vanishes.

This explanation of the problem is from an Adobe blog:
deenie_tallantAuthor Commented:
Sundeep, I have NOT experienced the problem ALL MORNING, and I've been browsing as usual!!  You have obviously not resolved the problems of the Adobe flash player, BUT you have shown me a way to tell my browser to user HTML5 if that option exists.


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