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Windows 7: Is there a utility for windows 7 that will prevent a Flash

27 Jan 2014   #1
Probo

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Is there a utility for windows 7 that will prevent a Flash

Is there a utility for windows 7 that will prevent a Flash reader from installing. Recently, just for kicks, when a site DEMANDED that I install Adobe Flash I clicked for it to go ahead and install it. Interestingly, the installation failed. With that curiosity in mind I have tried it repeatedly over a period of weeks since then and, as always, it fails the installation.

No, I can't drop a puzzle like that. It's like an itch I have to scratch. And somewhere along the road it occurred to me that I may have installed a Flash block of some kind and just forgot about it, since it hasn't exactly been on my list of favorite software.

Interestingly, some outfits are getting away from Flash - using HTML5 or MP4 - while some are firing up to make Flash their centerpiece. ABC has apparently converted or is converting all their online TV show videos to Flash. As of the moment I can't find any place to watch the Castle show, a huge loss!!!!!

JimLL


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27 Jan 2014   #2
BrightBlessings

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Have you tried downloading flash player from here? https://www.adobe.com/go/getflash
If not, uncheck the optional crap if you dont want it, download, save to desktop or wherever you desire, close your browser and run the installer and see how you go.
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27 Jan 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi you don't say which browser the issue is happening with and if it happens with all browsers ?
If Internet explorer,
Make sure Adobe shockwave flash element is Enabled, Use Alt+TA or Gear symbol on the top right and Manage add-ons.

Switch to Software rendering,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/149063-internet-explorer-gpu-hardware-acceleration-turn-off.html

If you see a Blue circle with a slash through it,
Right click it to Disable Active x filtering,

Also available with Alt+T or Gear symbol on the top right and Safety/ Uncheck Active x filtering.
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27 Jan 2014   #4
Probo

win 7 pro 64
 
 
which browser

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi you don't say which browser the issue is happening with and if it happens with all browsers ?
If Internet explorer,
Make sure Adobe shockwave flash element is Enabled, Use Alt+TA or Gear symbol on the top right and Manage add-ons.

Switch to Software rendering,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/149063-internet-explorer-gpu-hardware-acceleration-turn-off.html

If you see a Blue circle with a slash through it,
Right click it to Disable Active x filtering,

Also available with Alt+T or Gear symbol on the top right and Safety/ Uncheck Active x filtering.
Ah, thanks. Sometimes I forget that there is such a thing as Internet Explorer. I use Firefox. I'll check whether it works with IE. It seems that some developers, maybe even Adobe, deliberately make software that will not work with Firefox. How anybody could prefer IE over Firefox I have no idea.

Probo
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28 Jan 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

ie10 works perfectly in my book,
I personally don't see the need for Firefox which I do not have installed,
Internet explorer is my only installed browser,
Cheers.
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