Freddy Does The Shockwave Fix
I'm getting the impression it's just me that has a problem with the Times- Standard's web site. I've never heard of anyone else having the same problem. It's actually not just the T-S web site. I've noticed lately that all the news sites run by the T-S parent company, Media News Group, mess up my computer to some extent.
The T-S web site seems the worst and I'll have to spend five minutes or more just to see if there is any news worth reading. If I'm there more than a minute or so I'll hear my CPU start rattling and it doesn't stop. The screen pretty much freezes. After a minute or two...or three, I'll get a message telling me the Shockwave Flash player is busy or stopped working. At least a couple times I've had a strange window open saying Shockwave has crashed. That's almost a good thing since it makes it easier to escape the site.
Yesterday I decided I need to figure out what's wrong so did a quick Google for Shockwave Flash problems. I found a few others had the same issues. The answer seems to be uninstalling Shockwave Flash and reinstalling it. I found the instructions here, although I was a bit leery at first it might be trying to get me to install malware. Looks legit, though, since it seems to be a Shockwave web site.
I'm going to try it before I check the T-S web site this morning and see if it works. Any suggestions are welcome. If you don't hear back from me, maybe I ruined the computer trying to fix it.