Why does my mouse pointer disappears when hovering over Firefox?

When I'm over the Firefox window, my mouse pointer disappears, unless I'm typing or actively using my mouse.
== This happened ==
Every time Firefox opened
== This morning after updating to the latest version, but before I had restarted Firefox to fully install the new version.

it seems that flash player is causing this problem because when i disable it, everything is fine. i even tried to install older versions of flash player (9.+) but pointer still starts to disappear. i'm using Windows XP. it happens on the both of my computers and it started at the same time (during the last week) i don't know what to do next..
thank you in advance

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