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How to force firefox always activate outdated flash plugin?

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There is a major problem with firefox is that if I don't upgrade flash, firefox will show a message and I need to click to activate flash.

I don't want this. My computer is 100% safe (none of firefox's business to warn outdated flash plugin to me)

I just want to get rid of that silly message of telling me to upgrade flash - I will NOT upgrade.

Is there a way to force firefox to STOP post those silly warning messages?

If not, I will check and modify firefox's source code to do so. I really HATE this.

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I don't suppose you intend to update Firefox, either, so it's vulnerabilities on top of vulnerabilities.

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An up to date Flash is probably more important because if Flash isn't run in a sandbox then it can have full access to your computer and malicious Flash content is free to infect or harm you.

Modified by cor-el

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Mozilla puts versions of Flash player on blocklist when they are severe enough to warrant doing so. Mozilla has not put previous Flash versions on list for a long while until Sept 10.

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Blocklisting

Addons.mozilla.org/blocked

Sep 10, 2018: Flash Player Plugin 30.0.0.113 and older (click-to-play) https://blocked.cdn.mozilla.net/832dc9ff-3314-4df2-abcf-7bd65a645371.html

The bug was filed the day before the Flash 31.0.0.108 update on Sept 11 so the block is actually a version behind.

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Modified by James