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Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0 blocked by Mozilla--why?

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I have the current version of Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0 running on Firefox 34.0.5. Now it shows up as blocked and the description of the failure is of a of Shockwave Flash 10.* has security issues. How do I get around this glitch in Firefox?

I have the current version of Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0 running on Firefox 34.0.5. Now it shows up as blocked and the description of the failure is of a of Shockwave Flash 10.* has security issues. How do I get around this glitch in Firefox?

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https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-27.html

Flash Player Plugin 10.3.183.66 to 15.0.0.242 (click-to-play) https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/blocked/p794

Older Plugin versions are Click to play unless you use current support versions.

Current versions of Flash player are at https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

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James
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Chosen Solution

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-27.html

Flash Player Plugin 10.3.183.66 to 15.0.0.242 (click-to-play) https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/blocked/p794

Older Plugin versions are Click to play unless you use current support versions.

Current versions of Flash player are at https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-27.html Flash Player Plugin 10.3.183.66 to 15.0.0.242 (click-to-play) https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/blocked/p794 Older Plugin versions are Click to play unless you use current support versions. Current versions of Flash player are at https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
jayelbe 53 solutions 301 answers

Hi rj180,

A security issue was recently found in a lot of versions of Flash, even quite recent ones, which is why they've been blocked.

If you download the latest version of Flash directly and reinstall it, it should fix the issue:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Hi rj180, A security issue was recently found in a lot of versions of Flash, even quite recent ones, which is why they've been blocked. If you download the latest version of Flash directly and reinstall it, it should fix the issue: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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I'm doing that now. The Mozilla link to "update" was worse than useless, giving misleading information and the search showed no updates available. Hopefully all will be well with my restart after installation.

Thank you.

I'm doing that now. The Mozilla link to "update" was worse than useless, giving misleading information and the search showed no updates available. Hopefully all will be well with my restart after installation. Thank you.
Geniac 0 solutions 1 answers

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I have an old computer, still using XP. That being said, I see lots of complaints about Shock Wave by users with new machines and newer versions of Windows. Recently I started a different strategy with the player; I simply keep it turned off unless and until I really need it. I visited a streaming site just this morning, gave the player permission to launch, and it worked perfectly for hours. YouTube? Again, no problems. According to my Belarc audit tool, the player I use is the latest version. Another question; does Adobe enjoy some kind of monopoly here? I have no answer on that one. I hope this post will be helpful to someone experiencing similar issues with this beast we all know as Shock Wave Flash Player.

I have an old computer, still using XP. That being said, I see lots of complaints about Shock Wave by users with new machines and newer versions of Windows. Recently I started a different strategy with the player; I simply keep it turned off unless and until I really need it. I visited a streaming site just this morning, gave the player permission to launch, and it worked perfectly for hours. YouTube? Again, no problems. According to my Belarc audit tool, the player I use is the latest version. Another question; does Adobe enjoy some kind of monopoly here? I have no answer on that one. I hope this post will be helpful to someone experiencing similar issues with this beast we all know as Shock Wave Flash Player.