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#1 ed-e-dee

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:59 AM

Hi Guys. Every time I open a new window or open my emails, I get a message that Adobe Flash Player needs to be loaded, so I accept.

I have Adobe loaded so why am I asked to continue to load, It's getting to be a real newsence.

Thanks for your help.
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#2 hamluis

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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[62] states that a remote code execution in Adobe Reader and Flash Player[63] 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[64]. Adobe applications had already become the most popular client-software targets for attackers during the last quarter of 2009[65]."

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

Are you using Firefox?

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:25 PM

Hi All, thanks for your quick reply.

I'm using IE. frank,

hamluis so I gather that I should delete Adobe flash player alltogether is that right?.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:11 PM

I'm not one to suggest using specific web browsers, but Mozilla Firefox has an add-on that can prevent scripts from running in the background as Louis has mentioned in his quote from Symantec. Check out No-script which can be found here:

http://noscript.net/

Also, uninstalling Flash could prevent a rather large amount of websites from working properly. I'm not sure I would recommend going that route as Flash has swiftly became very popular on the web.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:52 PM

I have Flash installed...but I don't let it run on every website and I have my security posture such that scripts are not run automatically.

I don't get concerned when websites don't work properly...but it can be necessary to have Flash installed at certain sites.

Just because Flash...and IE...and java...and so on...have vulnerabilities which are known...that's not a reason to abandon those tools, IMO. That' why IE and java and Flash Player routinely kick out updated versions and critical updates...to allow users to employ their tools...safely.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:03 AM

G/day thank you both for your input , most valuable
I now know what to do

Thank you , you people on this forum are great. :thumbsup:
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