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Windows 7: Shockwave & Adobe Flash Players

25 Sep 2013   #1
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
Shockwave & Adobe Flash Players

Hi Folks,
On my Desktop pc's Programs and Features, their are 2 entrys for SW Player & 2 for Adobe FP + a Plug-in for Firefox.
Should I remove all & reinstall or just ignore them.


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25 Sep 2013   #2
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Shockwave player is not necessary for sites that use Flash for videos and interactive content. Flash Player is, so if you don't know why Shockwave player is there, get rid of it.
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25 Sep 2013   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Shockwave player is not necessary for sites that use Flash for videos and interactive content. Flash Player is, so if you don't know why Shockwave player is there, get rid of it.
Sorry, that was not what I am asking about.
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25 Sep 2013   #4
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Oh, I see now - you have duplicates. I would zap them all and reinstall, if it was me. But it is you, so you have to decide if it's worth doing, assuming it is working as intended despite the duplication.
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25 Sep 2013   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Internet explorer and Firefox use the same versions but I'm not at all sure if they would share the same single downloaded application,
As long as you use only Firefox and the plugin version I would guess that would enough,
You can always re-download it if prompted to,
Some thing else to consider,
How to configure your Flash Player settings for maximum privacy and security
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25 Sep 2013   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Oh, I see now - you have duplicates. I would zap them all and reinstall, if it was me. But it is you, so you have to decide if it's worth doing, assuming it is working as intended despite the duplication.
Thanks Teerex, at present, all is working well. I probably will remove & replace Adobe FP. Any further info re SW FP would be appreciated.
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25 Sep 2013   #7
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Internet explorer and Firefox use the same versions but I'm not at all sure if they would share the same single downloaded application,
As long as you use only Firefox and the plugin version I would guess that would enough,
You can always re-download it if prompted to,
My Laptop has only 1 Adobe FP +plug-in & 1 SW FP/ Thanks for the link.
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29 Sep 2013   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Shockwave is an older product, mostly used in games now. Chances are you can delete it and never miss it. It is referred to as Shockwave flash, but is not the same as flash. I am actually going to uninstall mine, as it needs to be updated as new versions replace insecure ones.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Shockwave

There is a Shockwave uninstaller

Download Shockwave stand-alone installer, uninstaller

I have 2 flash listings as I have the activex version for IE, and the plugin version for Firefox and Opera.

Name:  Flash.jpg
Views: 17
Size:  7.4 KB

A Guy


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29 Sep 2013   #9
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Thanks A Guy, mission accomplished.
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29 Sep 2013   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Feel free to call me Bill

A Guy
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