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    Adobe Flash new update

    A new Adobe Flash update has come out after the hacking of the security company in Italy.
    new ver. 18.0.0.203

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    Thanks for the heads up ...shame that they still try to impose the McAfee scan with every update

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    There are methods of dodging the extras: http://securitygarden.blogspot.co.uk/

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    For manual installs you can dodge the extras by just unticking them on the download page - Get.adobe.com/Flashplayer.

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    It's up to 18.0.0.209 today. ADOBE has been working overtime since there were 3 more vulnerabilities exposed.

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    Hey Y'all,

    When all this broke I decided to Uninstall Flash and see if I would miss it. Well so far so good haven't missed it at all.

    I find it interesting though that I still get Flash Block (which I have not uninstalled) messages that I have to respond to to run some videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Hey Y'all,

    When all this broke I decided to Uninstall Flash and see if I would miss it. Well so far so good haven't missed it at all.

    I find it interesting though that I still get Flash Block (which I have not uninstalled) messages that I have to respond to to run some videos.
    HTH

    Check the options for Flash Block as there is a check box for HTML5 also involved. Maybe why there is still some vids blocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malaus View Post
    Check the options for Flash Block as there is a check box for HTML5 also involved. Maybe why there is still some vids blocked.
    Malaus,

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    I'm a little bit surprised, in this day and age, that there is only one program that we can use to view U-Tube Videos.
    For several weeks now, I've been getting all sorts of error messages when trying to watch a video. I have to Ok this, allow that, and still there are vid's that I can't watch.

    It's strange, weird, and even obscene, that we have to put up with all this crap, just to watch a U-Tube video. What's up with that?

    I used to get my Flash updates directly from 'File Hippo' but now when I respond to a Flash update at File Hippo, I'm redirected to the Adobe download page, where I have to dodge the CRAPWARE to finally get the latest Flash.

    What's the difference between Adobe Flash and Macromedia Shockwave-Flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
    What's the difference between Adobe Flash and Macromedia Shockwave-Flash?
    Adobe bought Macromedia in 2005 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macromedia), so technically MSF doesn't actually exist, but it's still referred to here and there.

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    Dr. Who,

    If you are using FF it will show up as ShockWave in the Add-ons list. I've uninstalled Flash Player and for the last 4 days haven't had a problem viewing videos in FF, with the exception of the Flash Block setting malaus was so kind to point out and now fixed. HTH
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    I quite often use the BBC's iPlayer and also like to watch some of the videos on the BBC news and sport sites. I can't with Flash Player disabled. So how can I continue to watch these?

    OK, so I set it to ask and can allow it per website. Probably safest.
    Last edited by access-mdb; 2015-07-16 at 11:17. Reason: Answered my own question

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    Cool A link to offline Adobe Flash Player installers

    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    There are methods of dodging the extras: http://securitygarden.blogspot.co.uk/

    Here's a direct link, I had installation problem trying to update Flash Player. Cheers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
    I'm a little bit surprised, in this day and age, that there is only one program that we can use to view U-Tube Videos.
    For several weeks now, I've been getting all sorts of error messages when trying to watch a video. I have to Ok this, allow that, and still there are vid's that I can't watch.

    It's strange, weird, and even obscene, that we have to put up with all this crap, just to watch a U-Tube video. What's up with that?

    I used to get my Flash updates directly from 'File Hippo' but now when I respond to a Flash update at File Hippo, I'm redirected to the Adobe download page, where I have to dodge the CRAPWARE to finally get the latest Flash.

    What's the difference between Adobe Flash and Macromedia Shockwave-Flash?

    You always espouse "free" in the Lounge...perhaps that is part of the problem.

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