A quick search of the above problem in Firefox and Firefox based browsers reveals a method to supposedly end it.
I’m finding my machine whining up loudly and a check in the Task Manager under Processes, reveals it going up into the 80’s percent in one particular process - a relatively new sub program called plugin-container.exe. I believe the point of it is to hold things like Flash in a basket and if it crashes it won’t affect the whole browser. I might be wrong about that last bit but it isn’t the issue.
The given method to stop this issue is to type “about:config” into the address bar, enter, then search for “ipc” in the list, which produces five Icedragon ( or Firefox if using that ) items to change values from true to false. That’s it. done. People report they no longer see odd high CPU precentages appearing next to a plugin-container.exe
However, it seems in my experience at least, to be pointless. The problem continues.
All that seems to happen now is the problem shifts to the main program. Now when I play Youtube clips I often get massive CPU usage percentage, along with the noisy resultant whine, this time showing against icedragon.exe !
I’m still using XP, in case that makes a difference. I’m about to install 7 Pro.
The processor is half decent even today, being a Core2Duo E6600.
If anyone can suggest anything that will stop this nonsense I’d appreciate it. I’d like to be able to use Flash or other plugins in my browser without putting such a load on my CPU and making such a noise.