Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:57 AM
I might be wrong...but...
Loading...is not the same thing as installing.
As part of system security, I get messages anytime a website has code which suggests Flash, with the option of allowing it to run or not run. On some pages, it doesn't make a difference, on some...the links won't work unless Flash is enabled.
Ditto for ActiveX.
FWIW, quote from Wiki:
"Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report states that a remote code execution in Adobe Reader and Flash Player was the second most attacked vulnerability in 2009. The same report also recommends to employ browser add-ons wherever possible to disable Adobe Flash Player when visiting untrusted sites. McAfee predicts that Adobe software, especially Reader and Flash, will be the primary target for attacks in 2010. Adobe applications had already become the most popular client-software targets for attackers during the last quarter of 2009."