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does firefox have its own flash player so i can delete adobe ?

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I would like to know if firefox has its own flash player built in, as the adobe one is security risk and i would like to delete it please. Thank you.

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Unfortunately, no, for sites that require Flash, there's really no good substitute.

Earlier today, Adobe released an update to resolve the critical issues it admitted were in the 18.0.0.203 version. You can get 18.0.0.209 on this page:

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

In the first table, look for the row for "plugin-based browsers" and you can use either the EXE or the MSI installer.

To make sure the installer can remove the old version, either Exit Firefox or close all tabs using Flash before doing the update.


That said, Flash may still have secret vulnerabilities that have not yet come to light. In fact, it seems pretty likely. Until this ordeal of previously unknown security flaws shakes out, you might want to try this on and see how it fits. To set Flash to "Ask to Activate", after you reinstall it, open the Add-ons page using either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Plugins. Look for "Shockwave Flash" and change "Always Activate" to "Ask to Activate".

Then when you visit a site that wants to use Flash, you should see a notification icon in the address bar and one of the following: a link in a black rectangle in the page or an infobar sliding down between the toolbar area and the page.

If you see a good reason to use Flash, and the site looks trustworthy, you can go ahead and click the Lego-like icon in the address bar to allow Flash. You have the choice to allow for a time or permanently.

But some pages use Flash only for tracking or playing ads, so if you don't see an immediate need for Flash, feel free to ignore the notification. It will just sit there in case you want it later.

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Unfortunately, no, for sites that require Flash, there's really no good substitute.

Earlier today, Adobe released an update to resolve the critical issues it admitted were in the 18.0.0.203 version. You can get 18.0.0.209 on this page:

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

In the first table, look for the row for "plugin-based browsers" and you can use either the EXE or the MSI installer.

To make sure the installer can remove the old version, either Exit Firefox or close all tabs using Flash before doing the update.


That said, Flash may still have secret vulnerabilities that have not yet come to light. In fact, it seems pretty likely. Until this ordeal of previously unknown security flaws shakes out, you might want to try this on and see how it fits. To set Flash to "Ask to Activate", after you reinstall it, open the Add-ons page using either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Plugins. Look for "Shockwave Flash" and change "Always Activate" to "Ask to Activate".

Then when you visit a site that wants to use Flash, you should see a notification icon in the address bar and one of the following: a link in a black rectangle in the page or an infobar sliding down between the toolbar area and the page.

If you see a good reason to use Flash, and the site looks trustworthy, you can go ahead and click the Lego-like icon in the address bar to allow Flash. You have the choice to allow for a time or permanently.

But some pages use Flash only for tracking or playing ads, so if you don't see an immediate need for Flash, feel free to ignore the notification. It will just sit there in case you want it later.

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Thank you jscher 2000