I live in Silicon Valley. Have a high paid tech roommate, who ran glary, deleted a bunch of malware and reloaded it for me. Now, I can watch cbs.com on chrome, but still can't watch it on Firefox. Or many facebook videos on firefox.
I have a Dell Latitude 630, Windows 7 and normally use Firefox.
Any ideas why flash goes bad so often, it takes 2 hrs to watch a 30 min sitcom? I have to reload and pause throughout watching anything that uses flash. Maddening.
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I really appreciate it.
For what it's worth, if it was my personal machine, I wouldn't consider trusting an infected machine again until it had been completely wiped and restored from pristine sources. If you're seeing generalized, unexplainable performance issues that started around the time you noticed that you were infected, there's a good chance that it's not cleaned up. The anti-malware and anti-virus packages are trailing-edge defenses, and it's common practice for malware to automatically update itself once it establishes a foothold on a system. If you're doing anything sensitive (banking, healthcare, etc), you might want to think seriously about a more complete remediation.
That said, here's my take on the video issue specifically:
If video is playing back for a while and then it hangs, it's most likely network bandwidth that's at the heart of the issue, and not Flash itself.
If you haven't experimented with other browsers (internet explorer, google chrome), it would be interesting to know if they all have the same problem. Each uses a significantly different version of the Flash plug-in.
You might also want to check out the video troubleshooting guide, below:
In particular, you should make sure you have the latest drivers installed for your graphics hardware, and that hardware acceleration in Flash is enabled. If we're not able to take advantage of the purpose-build graphics processor on your system, then we're putting a lot of extra load on the general-purpose CPU by doing the video decoding and rendering in software.
When I load cbs.com on firefox, I select a show, the page for the show comes up and it remains blank. The problem arose when cbs said to click and run an update. I followed the directions and it never worked again.