I have been having a problem with Internet Explorer crashing due to Adobe Flash Player, as I know many people have been having the same problem, when IE pops up a gray box telling me that,
"Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close." The error message details were: Flash 9.ocx
I uninstalled Flash Player and vowed never to reinstall it again. That lasted a week, as I could no longer view YouTube videos without Flash Player.
I reinstalled Flash Player, hoping that maybe it wouldn't happen again.
It happened again... and again.
I searched the internet for a solution, as I had done so in the past.
I came across an article (which I can not find again) that suggested the trouble was not the Flash Player, itself, but the that it is the History files that are kept in my IE Browser.
I thought, "Really"?
So, I tried the solution and it worked:
When IE is open,
click on Tools, then
Click on, Delete Browser History.
Then, choose your options after that.
IE Flash 9.ocx Error: Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close?microsoft updates
Alternative browser to Internet Explorer.
What version of IE are you using? if your not using version 7 i would upgrade from the microsoft web site or windows automatic updates.