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IE 8 requests to run add-ons on websites


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#1 akoako1019

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:30 PM

Well, when I installed IE8, it requested to run add-ons on websites:
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On some web-sites I ran this add-ons:
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but, when I run add-ons IE displays Security Warning:
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I have already installed Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX and Adobe flash player plugin, but I think one of them is Opera's
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Which of them should I run? Run add-on on each website or run add-ons on all websites?
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:34 PM

You can safely run Adobe flash player. That warning is just to let you know that this add-on was already there and asks you to confirm that you want to run it.
Its up to you if you want to decide for every site apart with flash-content if you want to run it or if you want to enable it for all sites. Its no security risk to allow it for all sites.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:43 PM

so, I have to click on "Run add-ons on all websites" right?
so, there's no security risk...

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:42 PM

No, you can use flashplayer safely on all sites.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 05:55 PM

Plugins like flash and Java do have security risks, as MySpace.com found out, howver it is GENERALLY safe to allow these plugins to run on most websites, flash more than Java. I would suggest using Java on a site to site basis.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 01:29 AM

In the end a surfer is as safe as its surfing behaviour....

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