Adobe Flashplayer Security/Malware Question. Please Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by poopson135, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. poopson135 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry guys, I'm new to the forum and did not know where to post this malware question. I'm a little paranoid from past experiences and was wondering if I could get malware from Adobe Flashplayer if I downloaded it on the official Adobe.com site. I recentl reinstalled my system and am a little paranoid. Also, after I zeroed out my disks in the reinstall, there was about .4 gigabytes taken up in the reinstall screen. Is that supposed to be taken up?

    Thank you for your time
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you are downloading from Adobe's site I would say your risk of bringing anything unwanted into your system is extremely minimal

    Of course, some would classify Flash as malware... but I digress
     
  3. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    No. Certainly not now at least, so don't pay it any mind. Also that space is probably taken up by the formatting and by certain things such as the hfs+ journal and the like. But don't ask how to disable or remove it, because you need it. Extra hard drives are cheap enough to not worry about such things.
     

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