Joost crashes Firefox for Mac users

By Robert Briel | September 22, 2008 | 12:45 UK

In an effort to try and regain viewers to its online service, Joost has introduced a browser plug-in for its video service . Still in beta, the new plug-in should give viewers the possibility to view the online video service without the need to download the dedicated client software, which was needed until now.
Unfortunately, the new plug-in proved to be more of a problem than a blessing for Apple Mac owners using the latest version of Firefox. After installing the plug-in, the browser crashes every time the user tries to launch the browser. Several blog writers on the web also report that after the crash the Joost plugin continues to run sharing the bandwidth for P2P usage.