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'Jorge' has now (8/1) blocked ALL flash - including legit from Adobe!


I now see that as of 8/1, "Jorge" has 'blocked' a supposedly malicious version of Flash. There is a VALID comment from a user, pointing out correctly that this 'block' is badly implemented, and actually causes blocking of LEGIT flash downloads directly from Adobe.com. This is the case with the Firefox approved solution: uninstall Flash and install / roll back to 10.3. Firefox now refuses to recognize ANY flash version. What kind of testing - if any - do you 'software' jockeys use?? Over the last few years, as FF has grown larger and bloatfilled, the 'design by committee' approach is showing its real faults. You seem unable to exercise any kind of real quality control at all. I think, like the other gentleman, I may be FORCED to go to (almost any) alternate browser.

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In addon window, grayed out, message that has been blocked since Aug 1, 2012

Tyler Downer
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You are using a very old version of Firefox (3.6.17), you should update to Firefox 14.0.1 as it has the most recent Firefox security updates (3.6 is no longer supported).

I'm assuming you mean https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/i115? This does not block the official Adobe Flash, but only a malicious add-on that went by the same name. I'd suggest you try doing the following:

  1. Update to Firefox 14.0.1
  2. Update to Flash 11.3
  3. If you have any problems, disable Flash protected mode http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1018071?tstart=0

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I should have added, that 'Jorge's' reply when this was pointed out is a rather inadequate, "no it doesn't block legit flash versions, check our website".

No links to specific answers, just a simple unfactual denial.

Give us a break, folks.

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Mozilla highly encourages users to use any currently supported browser rather than use an old, insecure version of Firefox - as it looks like you are doing with 3.6.17 .

Bugzilla doesn't need to perform factual documentation behind what they do and report there. "Average" users have no business even posting there, it ain't a damn "forum" for trolls - as brichter came across.