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Windows 7: Flash Player interference

02 Oct 2014   #1
urbanspaceman1

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Flash Player interference

Hi Folks. I recently bought the Oxford English Dictionary on CD rom and it doesn't work completely because according to their technical department one of my security products is interfering with Flash Player. Has anyone come across this issue? Also, is it a bad idea to whitelist Flash Player in my security systems: intuition says it is but... And will it help?
The only item in Local Storage is 'Local' but it is set to allow sites to store on my computer: is this a good idea? intuition says not.
ps. my Flash is fully up to date.


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02 Oct 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea it's a default setting any exclusions have a possibility to be a future hole,
How to configure your Flash Player settings for maximum privacy and security

Flash does update more frequently than Oracle though quarterly is a definite rabbit hole
http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/remove_olderversions.xml
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/uninstall_java.xml
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html?promoid=ISMRY
Read this and decide if Java is good or evil,
http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2013/01/java-zero-day-again-time-to.html
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03 Oct 2014   #3
urbanspaceman1

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I'm sorry but, yet again, I find myself totally bamboozled by your response.
Somewhere down the line I must be displaying far greater expertise and understanding than are actual.
I'm sure that in your response are the answers to my questions but I'm afraid comprehension has eluded me.
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05 Oct 2014   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No, if what you have on your profile is up to date:

Antivirus: MSE. MB anti exploit. MBAM Prem. HitmanPro.alert2

that should pose no issue with flash player.

Try uninstalling all flash player and then restarting and reinstalling it.

What browser are you using? Does it not work on any site?


Does it load here?

Adobe - Flash Player


(By the way, hitman pro alert does not work with MB anti exploit. Choose one or the other. -though that would not cause the flash player issue)
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10 Oct 2014   #5
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

By the way, hitman pro alert does not work with MB anti exploit. Choose one or the other. -though that would not cause the flash player issue
Hello Andrew; thank-you for that valuable head's-up: I wondered why there was a one second delay before my browser opened. I've scrapped MB anti-exploit and I'm back to normal; again, thank-you.
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10 Oct 2014   #6
urbanspaceman1

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BTW: Flash works perfectly on everything except the dictionary, which - I've discovered - was designed for Windows up to Vista only; I sent it back and got a refund.
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10 Oct 2014   #7
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by urbanspaceman1 View Post
BTW: Flash works perfectly on everything except the dictionary, which - I've discovered - was designed for Windows up to Vista only; I sent it back and got a refund.
Did you ever try compatibility mode? Although it is too late now. The product might have only worked on older versions of flash (which in that case, compatibility mode would have done nothing). Just like java, flash is a pain and not something developers should depend on with certain versions.
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10 Oct 2014   #8
urbanspaceman1

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I've completely removed Java from my system: so far there haven't been any issues due to its absence. Flash is less spooky to me so I keep it going, although I suspect I would definitely have issues if I removed it. There was another major problem with the dictionary in that it wouldn't interact with Word in order to "Look up" so I was completely dissatisfied anyway. Thanks again Andrew.
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24 Dec 2014   #9
MohanSivanand

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

You need not have given up on the Oxford dictionary. I had the same problem on my Macbook, but no such problem on my Windows (running Home 7). On the Mac, I didn't even know what the problem was until recently. I then uninstalled Flash and the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary program worked again. Before that Oxford just used to quit. So what I did was load an older version of Flash (ie: 11.3) from 2012 or so, and both Flash and Oxford are working perfectly. The CD versions of the Oxford are even better than the book versions, since there's much more in terms of examples, co-locations, etc, and of course UK and US pronunciations you may listen to. So it's a pity you had to abandon it for this reason when a simple fix was possible.
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25 Dec 2014   #10
urbanspaceman1

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Thank-you for your advice. I got it working; I just couldn't get it to interface fully with Microsoft Word. I just live with what I have achieved; life is too short to be constantly struggling. It's Christmas Day here; I know it won't mean anything to you but Merry Christmas anyway.
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