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Windows 7: ADOBE 32bit Flash Player (Beware)


09 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7, 64 bit, home premium
 
 
ADOBE 32bit Flash Player (Beware)

I am enclosing some information which may be very useful to some (Adobe). Adobe flash player 32 bit pre-installs a header under "System and Security" in Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9. This window entails 'privacy controls' which you can set. Adobe makes no mention of this prior to installation. You can either "allow sites" to store information on your computer, you can "block sites" from storing information on your computer, or the final option of three is that "You can be notified, prior to allowing sites" to store information on your computer.
Adobe specifies that by not allowing access for the privacy option, you may encounter problems on some websites. This, is untrue. We have found no such significance in this area. Adobe merely wishes to gather information, rather allow other websites to access your information, while planting cookies, and possibly programs on your computer. This, Adobe says is for the benefit of the user, to enhance his search.
I addressed this facet to Adobe and never heard from Corporate Headquarters. This may be interweaved with Google’s Privacy Policy to be enacted March 1, 2012. However you perceive this, do use “The Block All Sites” button. There are no negative aspects in doing so and it will certainly make your files much more secure.


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10 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Could you help me figure out where to go to make the proper selection.
You can either "allow sites" to store information on your computer, you can "block sites" from storing information on your computer, or the final option of three is that "You can be notified, prior to allowing sites" to store information on your computer.
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10 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7, 64 bit, home premium
 
 

I can see that your operating Windows 7 Home PREMIUM. I notice your no slouch when it comes to hardware either.
Anyways, 1. Open your control panel.
2. Click on System and Security
3. You will notice the ADOBE 32 bit flash player Logo.
4. Click on the ADOBE logo, and the rest is self-explanatory.
If you have further questions, please feel free to ask.
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10 Feb 2012   #4

windows 7, 64 bit, home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Could you help me figure out where to go to make the proper selection.
You can either "allow sites" to store information on your computer, you can "block sites" from storing information on your computer, or the final option of three is that "You can be notified, prior to allowing sites" to store information on your computer.
Nice "BOAT". Hey, are you in submarine service. One of our relatives was in " " on one of those "Boats". You've got to be kidding me on your question, arn't you?
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10 Feb 2012   #5

windows 7, 64 bit, home premium
 
 

By the way, if you don't know; and for your information, all the 'sites' you visited, while having ADOBE privacy controls "enabled", will be entered into your files. In addition to this, all those site have entered their files in your computer, "For your convenience". Adobe claims this is not their doing but rather the websites you visit. Birds of a feather flock together, that will not change. We feel somewhat uneasy to allow others to 'plant' files on our operating system, "For our convenience".
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10 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Could you help me figure out where to go to make the proper selection.
You can either "allow sites" to store information on your computer, you can "block sites" from storing information on your computer, or the final option of three is that "You can be notified, prior to allowing sites" to store information on your computer.
Its under Control Panel but it depends on your View setting. The default is Categories and looks like this and it groups the programs together. Click on "System and Security" and you will see a list of programs in that category and look for the Flash Player icon.

ADOBE 32bit Flash Player (Beware)-cp-1.png

I use the Large Icon View and it looks like this and it shows all the programs.

ADOBE 32bit Flash Player (Beware)-cp-2.png

Open the Flash Player Control it has a link "Learn more about privacy controls" and if you click on that link it gives you information about all the settings.

I use Firefox and use an add-on called Better Privacy https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...rc=userprofile to control these Flash-Cookies or LSO's as they are called.

Jim


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