I wondered how many others (because its fairly well reported on the web) are
experiencing an IE7 crash that reads (in event viewer) and is caused by
Adobe Flash Player which is often needed for web sites to display their
Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 7.0.6000.16386, time stamp
0x4549b133, faulting module Flash9c.ocx, version 18.104.22.168, time stamp
0x45db8560, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0018ac1a, process id
0x74, application start time 0x01c7aa460b4b5970.
It's accompanied by the often worthless link for further information that
has nothing substantive or useful in it, meaning MSFT doesn't know what's
going on with this crash.
Adobe of course, has a removal tool, since it can't be removed by Vista's
Add remove or anything else Vista has, and par for the course they have
nothing to say about the problem or what they've done with MSFt to fix it.
How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control
I got the removal tool link from well known IE Expert, MVP Sandi Hardmeier's
Sandi writes on her site:
"Adobe calls the fact that you can't remove Flash Player via Add/Remove
Programs an enhancement. "An enhancement on what planet?" says I.
Considering the fact that I am seeing so many reports about flash9.ocx
causing crashes in IE7, and so many reports about Web sites not being able
to detect the presence of Flash, leading to erroneous "you need to install
Flash" errors, lots of people are going to need the uninstaller that Adobe
has released ..."
Anyway, here it is:
If MSFT had a fix for this or Adobe did, Sandi would have posted the