10 day old computer. Came with Flash Player 11.2.xxx. and IE9.
Today Flash finally offered an update. I Updated to 11.4.402.278. Immediately noticed a problem with web pages freezing. CPU usage spiking. Traced it to Flash as that was the only change in the last day. If I disable the Shockwave Flash Object add-on web pages didn't freeze, but of course no Flash content.
I have uninstalled, reinstalled Flash numerous times and it seems if I go back to 11.2.xxx things work fine. If I go to 11.4.xxx the only way to resolve the issue is to check "Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering".
I did uninstall and reinstall the Graphics driver
. I have Intel HD. No difference.
This is concerning to me. I never have had this issue with Flash on my other computer which runs IE8.
I see numerous posts about similar problems with Flash that required using software rendering but that was long ago with v10.3. Could there be a problem with this update?
What else can I do? I really dislike having to bypass my GPU on a brand new computer. Also dislike that I've lost 2GB during all the uninstall/reinstall.