Adobe Flash player update

George Wilson

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Original poster
Aug 7, 2012
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I'm being promoted a few times a day by Adobe to update the Flash player, and when checking in System Preferences there is indeed an update to be done. But when I try to instal it, it sticks at 95%. Any tips? By the way these prompts are appearing even though I've ticked the option in System Preferences to allow Adobe to instal updates.
 

dianeoforegon

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Apr 26, 2011
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You don't need Flash on your Mac. Uninstall using the Adobe Flash Player Install Manager in Applications/Utilities. Most files will play in HTML5 when you don't have Flash installed. Use Google Chrome that has a built in Flash player if a video requires Flash.
 

Alrescha

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Jan 1, 2008
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Ok I have uninstalled flash then I opened safari to check my favorite website and they still need flash. :(
I think you need a better favorite website :)

Seriously, I agree with bopajuice; if you absolutely must use Flash, then you should consider installing Chrome and using it for just those websites.

A.
 
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Badrottie

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May 8, 2011
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I think you need a better favorite website :)

Seriously, I agree with bopajuice; if you absolutely must use Flash, then you should consider installing Chrome and using it for just those websites.

A.
Yeah but I don't feel like install Chrome and wasted SSD space.
 

George Wilson

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 7, 2012
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Swansea
Thanks for your replies everyone. I tried Mr. Retrofire's idea but got precisely the same problem with it sticking. I've now followed others' advice and uninstalled, so I'll see how i go.
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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Many popular sites still require Flash. Hulu, Crunchyroll, HBO, etc etc. If those sites or similar are important to you will need Flash in one form or another.

Probably the most secure thing to do would be like some suggested uninstall Flash and use Chrome however I would append that by saying use Chrome specifically for using trusted Flash sites then close it when you are done. Use a different browser for your normal web browsing or disable the Flash plugin in Chrome if its your preferred browser. Chromes flash plugin isn't invulnerable to Flash related maliciousness.

I prefer Safari so I just do what you use to except I block Flash unless its a trusted site. When I visit a site that wants to use it and I know I need it (again many streaming services) I check for an update directly from system preferences (NEVER follow online links), update if required, then trust website if I visit it often.

If what you are doing now doesn't end up working for you I would just try reinstalling it fresh from Adobe instead of updating it.
 
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