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Windows 7: What Are Add Ons, And Should I Turn Them Off?

08 Jun 2017   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep some websites insist on people using shockwave object and some like youtube don't care if you have it or not anymore
One thing I would do with shockwave object is disable some items it does by default using your computer for some darned trash can
Click the Start button and Control panel listing
On the top right next to the question mark symbol/ Help button and switch to small or large icons
You'll see a flash player listing
Open it and on the top left Storage check the box "Block all sites from storing information on this computer"
Additionally on the Camera and mic & Playback sections too.

Then go to the Advanced section and click on the Delete all button and confirm deletion.

Your video site will still play just fine.


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09 Jun 2017   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I recommend using this little free tool by Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes | AdwCleaner


Jack
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10 Jun 2017   #13
woodbine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Layback. I have their anti-malware already, but haven't tried their cleaner. Will give it a go.

ThrashZone>>>>>>>>> IE is still running like a dream, so will put this down as solved. Thanks again for your help and expertise.

Ian
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