I'm not sure that this is the right place to ask this question, but why exactly do I need Flash Player? For the umpteenth time in the last couple of years Adobe has updated it. If it's that insecure then why don't they scrap the code and start over from the beginng. I understand Apple doesn't use it, there has to be some reason for that. If it's just to facilitate advertisers, and play little video clips posted by people with smart phones, most of which are C**p, then I can live without it.
The reason I've been moved to ask is that yet again this morning, without so much as asking, Adobe Flash was updated. Right after that I started seeing pop-up ads in front of what I was trying to read. This was on the BBC Website, not some fly-by-night site of doubtful provenance. There was a Close button, but clicking on it made the pop-up bigger, obscuring even more of the page. Click Close again and it went back to the original size, still in front of the text, but close? No way. I suspected Flash Player because when I right-clicked in the pop-up and selected Properties I found a dialog box for setting Flash options, a ridiculously complicated page with a range of setting that only an Adobe expert would know how to use.
I have flushed Flash. Some, minor, elements of Web pages aren't loading, all advertisments as far as I can see. I don't watch Utube videos, don't use Facebook or Twitter. Can anyone suggest a good reason for re-installing Flash?