Keeping Firefox+Flash from eating your CPU

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Wed Sep 3 04:56:29 UTC 2008

Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> In a recent issue of Salon, I read:
>        Luckily, there's a small add-on program for Firefox that lets
>        the user prevent Flash files from running automatically when a
>        page loads, and it turns Firefox into a stable, efficient
>        browser.
> This appeared in:
> Does anyone know what this application/applet/plugin is?  Is it
> available for Linux?

They're talking about Flashblock I believe (the article even mentions
the name near the end):

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