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mokitapupita
01-08-2008, 10:02 PM
why do i keep getting flash .ocx errors? it keeps saying a problem has occurred, send to Microsoft or Not, and i need to close out all my open windows, i need to dumprep.

Scabtacular
01-08-2008, 10:54 PM
Apparently there are some third-party screen savers out there that use Macromedia's Flash Player to render the images when the screen saver kicks in.

A third-party screen saver is something that you installed yourself and should not be confused with the built in screen saver that is part of your computer's operating system.

These screen savers are coded to look for the file flash.ocx and recent version of Macromedia's Flash application now name the same file flash9.ocx or even flash9a.ocx.

The reason you get this error message is that the screen saver is looking for the old file name.

Personally, I don't really care for third-party screen savers. I find them to be problematic and sometimes even detrimental the efficiency of a computer. I just use the built in screen saver to protect my display.

To fix this problem, you have two options. The first one would be to simply uninstall the screen saver. Once that is done the error will go away.

The second option is for those of you who simply cannot bear to part with your screen saver and is a bit more involved.

What you will need to do is find the flash9.ocx file and copy it as flash.ocx.

To do this, browse to the C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash folder. Locate the flash9.ocx file and right click it and select copy. Now just right click in a blank spot of the same folder and select paste. You will then find you have a file called Copy of Flash9.ocx in the folder. Right click the new file and select rename and change the name to flash.ocx.

Once complete, the error should be history.

Also, some popup ads try to "force" their screensavers on to your system without your permission.

mokitapupita
01-08-2008, 10:58 PM
thanks alot

Scabtacular
01-08-2008, 11:01 PM
Try to keep "Tabs" on the websites you visit and in the future avoid or block the ones with the most questionable forced popup ads/screensavers/ect....

Google is already taken steps and placed warnings under search results to know unsafe sites.

mokitapupita
01-08-2008, 11:04 PM
yeah i had this happen lots. things just pop up forcing themselves to download stuff to my computer and in some cases, i cannot close the window unless i first click download so it begins to transfer files i dont want. yeah, i really think i should watch the sites i visit, lol

mokitapupita
01-09-2008, 12:57 AM
i also noticed it happens when i play blackjack on facebook

binky
01-09-2008, 08:33 AM
you may have read something about viruses and spyware being a problem on the internet. I assume you dont have any antivirus or anti spyware programs installed?

mokitapupita
01-09-2008, 05:27 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: binky</div><div class="ubbcode-body">you may have read something about viruses and spyware being a problem on the internet. I assume you dont have any antivirus or anti spyware programs installed? </div></div>



i got a really great program called unhackme it just cleans out my system of all virus or spyware, its good, i recommend it

binky
01-09-2008, 08:28 PM
excellent trojan remover but you need antivirus and antispyware

mokitapupita
01-09-2008, 09:04 PM
i noticed it might be a problem with my flash on my computer, something is either corrupted or missing, hence the error message in the blackjack game

binky
01-09-2008, 10:43 PM
there may very well be a problem with flash among other things but you mention having to download stuff or being forced to and that is very typical of malware/spyware you can do an online scan to help get started to clean up by clicking 'housecall' at the following addy
http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/personal/free-tools-and-services/index.html

mokitapupita
01-09-2008, 10:56 PM
wow thanks man