Set Adobe Flash to "click to play" on Firefox
Some websites use Adobe Flash to display content. However, attackers can also use the security flaws in Flash to run malicious sofware on your computer and gain access to your system.
One way to protect yourself is by disabling or removing Flash, but if your trusted websites require Flash, you can change your plugin settings so that Flash runs only when you click to activate it.
Here’s how to set Flash to run on demand:
- Click the menu button and choose , then the panel.
- Look for Shockwave Flash on your list. Set it to
The next time you visit a website that requires Flash, click on the Activate Adobe Flash prompt to allow the plugin, if needed*:
When you click the prompt and allow the plugin, the missing content will load normally. If it doesn't, reload the page (click the reload button in the address bar) and try again.