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Windows 7: Security In Windows 7

08 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Something we tend to forget is to regularly update our Adobe Flash Player, a major component of many web pages but also a major target for carrying malware. Keep that updated regularly if you aren't already doing that:

Adobe - Flash Player : Help - About Updating Adobe Flash Player

To be honest, I have had Flash disabled for a long time. I have long ago switched to 64-bit browsers and for a long time Flash for 64-bit was not available. While lots of people cited that as a reason to stick to the 32-bit browsers, I went ahead with 64-bit and it turned out that there is no real need in Flash. The only things I ever need Flash for is an occasional YouTube (or sometimes CNET) video. I used to keep a 32-bit browser for that purpose, but now I don't need that at all. I just keep Flash disabled and if my son wants to see a cartoon on YouTube, I enable it. That's it, no Flash-related security risks at all.

That said, I do of course agree that if one does use Flash (as of course most people do) then it should be regularly updated.

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