do we need adobe flash player mojave imac?

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by lasloduncan, May 26, 2019.

  1. lasloduncan macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2015
    or is it just a bs hustle to flop some crapware etc on us?? why would apple sell a 2500.00 piece of gear that needed a 3rd party player?---
  2. Expobill Suspended


    May 30, 2018
    this depends on the content that the website need to play. Most websites still need a flash player for video and other scripts to run their content. an example is most sports news sites require adobe flash so you can see video highlights while running through a computer while android and iosx do not need that player.

    i guess this is like saying if you drive a lambourgini you still need the same gas a pinto need to drive the vehicle.
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    No, you don’t need Flash. Most Flash content on the web has since been migrated to HTML5.

    Flash is dead on mobile and dying on desktop.
  4. Expobill Suspended


    May 30, 2018
    ESPN requires flash, so does other sports and website i stopped visiting.
  5. EugW macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    If you need Flash on your iMac, just use Chrome. Chrome has it built in.

    So, even if you must use Flash, you don't actually have to install it.

    BTW, you posted in the iOS forum. Mojave is not iOS.
  6. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2015
    sorry thnx I have "adchoices" I am trying to get rid of, and it has made me crazier than I normally am....
  7. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2009
    Central England
    Get rid if you can: it’s a security nightmare. Very few sites still need it, even less are worth watching!
  8. TETENAL macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2014

  9. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2015
    Thank you very much- that is only part of my problem ..."adchoices" is driving me to drink my own bathwater--I strongly suspect I got it downloading an """"update bs module"" so called, for the adobe bs deal...I finally reloaded mojave- still am flinching a bit about it- if I see again will clobber my h.d. and reload again---)_(+()_*()&&*^%^&$$%#$@%##^$%%^&

    ( used to be you could find the solutions and get rid of this crap fairly easily-- not anymore this stuff is tough)(+()*_*()&^&*%$%^#@#$!thanks already s**t canned flash player and installer before reload.
  10. Honza1, May 26, 2019
    Last edited: May 26, 2019

    Honza1 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2013
    Rule No. 1 of the www today: if any www page tells you, that you need to update you Flash player and helpfully starts download - or offers button to do so - is likely trying to infect your computer with malware. Delete, stop, DO NOT update from that package. It is guaranteed to contain malware. Run from that web site and never, ever come back.
    Seems like Flash player installer is specially valuable target to modify and add additional payload to - and infect lots of computers easily. People just mindlessly click and approve installation of anything, which is called Flash player.

    If you really HAVE TO have Flash player (I doubt anyone really needs it), always download ONLY - directly - from Adobe web site. And only after careful checking that the address is REALLY adobe and not some weirdo modification.
    --- Post Merged, May 26, 2019 ---
    You did find this?

    If that does not work:
    Browser infections: remove all plugins and fix homepage.

    System infections: Well, as far as I know there are only few places in the system which guarantee something is started every time you reboot.
    1. Login items in User preferences. Unlikely to be there (too easy to find and remove) - but should be easy to remove through GUI.
    2. Launch agents in your user Library and LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons in System library. Restart in single user mode - or from external drive with system on it (e.g., TimeMachine) and modify all three locations on the internal drive. Remove suspicious entries (or all) and it should go away on restart.
    If it goes away, inspect the plists you removed and inside should be path to programs which they were starting. Remove listed executable programs...

    Now, if it still comes back, then I'd like to know how it is started, that would be really interesting. May be crontab? But my bet is something is in System LaunchDaemons.
  11. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Here is a link which will always generate a download of the latest version of Flash from the source:

    As others have recommended, NEVER download flash from a website popup.
    Force-quit your browser if you have to.
    If even that doesn't work, pull the Mac's plug out of the wall and then reboot.

    Having said that, you've been advised in other posts to download and run MalwareBytes. Have you done that yet?
    Get it here:

    Select the "home" option.
    It's a FREE download

    You DO NOT NEED TO BUY A SUBSCRIPTION to run MalwareBytes.
    It will run FOREVER IN FREE MODE.

    When you open it, IGNORE the button to "Upgrade Now".
    Just click "Scan Now".
    Again, you DO NOT have to buy the pay-for version!
  12. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2015
    well I reinstalled mojave...dropped some adblockers ghotery wiper ...anyway fixed....&*)(%^*$%#. google and others are screwing them selves in the long run ...there will be alternates avaialbe soon...and those guys can suck it.
  13. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2015
    --- Post Merged, May 28, 2019 ---
    thank you
  14. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2015
    Well I owe the board and explanation and an apology of sorts.- my guess -I pulled down ‘adchoices’ probably with a phony adobe flash up date —or not. No matter- could not get rid of it or find any viable info on the the net —called two apple wizards …you know the deal- they make you get rid of everything that would disallow “adchoices” to rape me -in this case. After many days and lots of whining to the board…reinstalled blockers and fixed…some combination of dementia probably morons..adobe and the king gargle for raping us -anyway fixed…and I will soon be degargling that is my plan anyway thanks all-

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