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Old 19. Nov 2014, 08:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Melita, Kendall already told you how to check for new threads/posts.

And earlier, I had posted a link to a thread where we post about Flash Player updates. That is how we will post updates.
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Old 19. Nov 2014, 03:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The biggest user of Adobe Air is the earlier?? BBC iPlayer.
Note that you DO need both the Flash plug in AND the ActiveX version if you use a browser other than Internet Explorer and Chrome.
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Old 19. Nov 2014, 03:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Note that you DO need both the Flash plug in AND the ActiveX version if you use a browser other than Internet Explorer and Chrome.
How is that? I thought the ActiveX version was only for IE.
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Old 19. Nov 2014, 05:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You should keep IE up to date if you do have it installed, as most people will even if they use something like Firefox.
Only if you opted out of having IE should you NOT install it.
Anyone using XP will still have it for updates - especially if they used the registry hack for updates.
Many products still invoke IE directly rather than using the default Browser and any any coder doing that is not going to be too fussed about security.
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Old 19. Nov 2014, 07:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Greetings,

Thank you for all the help

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Old 19. Nov 2014, 09:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I didn't know that Adobe AIR was required for any browsing; I was under the impression that it was an environment for various softwre, similar in a way to Jave JRE or Windows gadgets.

Also, is it not discontinued now? In the sense that if you look for software that actually requires it, there's nothing new or still suppported really.

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How is that? I thought the ActiveX version was only for IE.
There are also various third-party programs which require it, e.g. anything that runs the IE engine I think. For example "aTube Catcher" which is a stand-alone Youtube ripper, video downloader, and so on. I have a portable version of that which seems to require the IE version of Flash.
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Old 19. Nov 2014, 10:30 PM   #17 (permalink)
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*Java JRE, that is.
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Old 20. Nov 2014, 05:35 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Melita, its a good idea to uninstall plugins, active X or addons that you don't use. You are safer when you do that. The chances that you ll ever have a need for Siverlight or Air are close to zero. The only webpages that I have ever found to require Silverlight are Microsoft pages, usually the video that requires it is not even important. I have live without it, forever. And Air, the same, to this day, I have never required that program for anything. I am a normal user and I am pretty sure you are too. So, uninstall both of this programs and if you ever require one of them, you will know. Then install it.

About Flash. I recommend you run the uninstaller from the link posted by Anupam. Reboot the computer, after rebooting, install the Flash version for the browser that you use for viewing videos. If you don't use IE for watching videos, then don't install the active x. Only install the active x if you use IE for viewing videos.

Let me tell you how I handle Flash in the computer that I use for watching videos. In that computer, I barely use IE and don't watch any videos using Internet Explorer. So, in that computer, I don't have active x and haven't had active x installed for about 5 years. But I use Firefox for watching videos. So, I install the plugin. And keep the plugin up to date. I recommend you do something similar to what I just described.

I ll also tell you what I done with Flash in the last two computers that I purchased, I only have one of them now. I use this computer every day but I hardly ever watch anything that requires Flash. So, for the last two years, I haven't had Flash installed in that computer. I got rid of Flash completely. This computer is safer by me not carrying Flash, Air or Silverlight, programs that I don't require for anything in this particular computer. You getting used to doing something similar to what I have described, will make your computers safer. HTH, Melita.

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Only install the active x if you use IE for viewing videos.
Wrong. ActiveX is used for more than videos.
The FLASH part of it may be what you are referring to.
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Wrong. ActiveX is used for more than videos.
The FLASH part of it may be what you are referring to.
The safe thing to do is not to to install the plugin if you don't use it. I wrote my post because of what you wrote before which is bad advise. Yes, some programs like antiviruses might use Flash to display their charts, etc, but those things, in my opinion are not a good reason to install Flash in a browser that you hardly use.

In my computers, the active x is bot installed. And to this day, I have not found a reason to install it. My computers are safer that way. And Melitas computers would be safer if she follows my advice, not yours.

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