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Author Topic: Is Flash more safe to use now?  (Read 436 times)

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Is Flash more safe to use now?
« on: September 16, 2015, 03:54:56 AM »
I was one of the people who got rid of Flash from my computer when it was said to be compromised, and I'm just wondering if that's changed.

I need to use it for the Createspace cover creator (it won't open without Flash).

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Re: Is Flash more safe to use now?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 09:16:02 AM »
My thoughts also. Some things just won't run without it. :-(

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Re: Is Flash more safe to use now?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 11:53:21 AM »
It was never safe.

My general recommendation is that if you use it, pick up something like flashblock or whatever so you only end up running it on trusted sites.

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Re: Is Flash more safe to use now?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 12:05:33 PM »
Okay, thanks. I'll look into Flashblock because I would like to keep it, but hopefully minimise the risks.

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Re: Is Flash more safe to use now?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 01:28:30 PM »
I stopped using Flash for a long time.  The other day, I missed playing my escape games, and found that most of them (especially the 'Escape Man' series) would not load without Flash.  I was able to get to my 'go-to' clearinghouse for the latest games, but none of the games themselves would run.  So, I grudgingly reinstalled Flash.  The ironic thing is - now I'm able to get to the games if I go to their individual home sites (like no1game), but the go-to site with its forums and walkthroughs puts me in an endless sequence of 'A script on this page has stopped responding'.

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Re: Is Flash more safe to use now?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 01:32:21 PM »
I stopped using Flash for a long time.  The other day, I missed playing my escape games, and found that most of them (especially the 'Escape Man' series) would not load without Flash.  I was able to get to my 'go-to' clearinghouse for the latest games, but none of the games themselves would run.  So, I grudgingly reinstalled Flash.  The ironic thing is - now I'm able to get to the games if I go to their individual home sites (like no1game), but the go-to site with its forums and walkthroughs puts me in an endless sequence of 'A script on this page has stopped responding'.

Maybe there's something wrong with the copy you installed or with their page, so that it triggers an error in Flash? You could try reinstalling it and see if it solves the problem. I used to get those problems with Youtube when my version of Flash became outdated (several times), but once I updated the problem corrected itself.

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Re: Is Flash more safe to use now?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2015, 01:35:23 PM »
My suspicion is that it is poorly-written Flash-based advertisements, based on some of the error messages (I'm not willing to lock up my browser to verify, but I'm pretty sure I saw 'adsense' in there.)  It was a perfectly clean and up-to-date Flash install, thanks to my previous nuking.