Firefox 3.6.4: Download now, flash problems fixed

Were you getting tired of your Firefox browser crashing due to third-party plugins – most notably Adobe Flash? If you were, you’ll be pleased to know that after some delay, Mozilla has finally released Firefox 3.6.4. And it looks like the flash problems have been fixed.

According to Ben Parr at mashable.com, the new updated browser comes with a fair few bug fixes, as well as stability upgrades. However, the average user will care more about the Firefox crash protection – something that is a prominent feature of the Google Chrome.

The added crash protection utilizes out-of-process plugins technology, to run third-party plugins such as Silverlight, Quicktime and Flash in a separate process. Before now, a plugin crash would take down the entire Firefox browser, which can be extremely annoying.

However, there is a catch!!! Only Windows and Linux users have access to crash protection. According to Mozilla, to make the crash protection available for Mac OS X users, it would require major changes to the Firefox infrastructure. But it will be available in Firefox 4.

  • bob

    Just crashed with the updates and using Adobe reader.

  • pete c

    Update has stopped some youtube vids which worked before.

  • smon

    I just upgraded to the new one and it crashing even more, whats wrong with firefox?

  • Gillian

    Firefox never crashed when using Flash until I downloaded Firefox 3.6.4 and the new Adobe Flash upgrade yesterday. Now Flash is crashing constantly.

  • Karen

    Very tired of every time I try to play a game on fb, it crashes.

  • Tina

    Ugh! Agree with Karen – constant crash on FB games when it never did before. This is suppose to be a fix?! It's worse than ever!