Questions about Flash Players

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Questions about Flash Players

Postby grits » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:18 pm

I guess my main question is "do I really need one"? I don't do games & don't click on video links in emails. I read the newspaper & check weather.com.
Now,the reason I'm asking: did the Secunia Scan this morning & it showed a warning about an insecure Macromedia Flash, so have been investigating since & have found that it's Not in my Add/Remove but there is an Adobe Flash there. I further found an UNinstaller for Flash but haven't downloaded it cuz I don't know if it removes all or just the insecure, hence my main question.
And while I'm at it, why is there both Macromedia & Adobe? It seems I saw somewhere that they're one & the same? Why 2 different names?

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Re: Questions about Flash Players

Postby JeanInMontana » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:12 pm

Some websites use flash and without it you won't see the content. Flash has been used to exploit systems, many recommend disabling it altogether. Macromedia is a division of Adobe is the best I can do to explain why both exist. LOL If you update it there is less risk of it getting you infected.

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