Sick of adobe flash player updates...

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  1. b738 macrumors member

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    I feel that almost every week a flash player message pops up asking me to update and it really annoys me... so can someone explain how to avoid those messages popping up??

    thanks
     
  2. kaibob, Jun 16, 2015
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    In System Preferences click on Flash Player and then on the Updates tab, where there is an option to "Never check for updates (not recommended)."
     
  3. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    And be prepared for the consequences - flash vulnerabilities can be serious, and expose you to malware and other security issues.
     
  4. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68000

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    It wouldn't be so bad if it updated itself rather than having to download the DMG file, close all browsers, run the installer and then restart browsers and go back to what I was working on.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I believe I read that the install process has recently changed, either with version 18 or the update immediately prior. It won't now require you to close the browser to install.
     
  6. b738 thread starter macrumors member

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    yes, now you dont have to close browser, but it appears a message, then a website opens, then you download a file and install. it's really bad the way it updates, very very annoying.

    thanks for the trick kaibob. sick of flash
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Disabling Flash Player updates is a very bad idea. Nearly every update patches vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited.
     
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    You can also put a piece of electrical tape over that red light on your car's dashboard. #stillNotAdvised
     
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    Ignoring the fact that you are exposed doesn't make you any less vulnerable.
     
  11. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    I haven't had Flash on any of my computers since 2010 and haven't needed it once. Your mileage will vary obviously, but I would consider dumping it entirely if possible.
     
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    I understand that. But you will have to admit that there's a big difference between not needing/not running anything that requires Adobe Flash and having a need and running it but refusing to patch vulnerabilities.
     
  14. b738 thread starter macrumors member

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    i think it doesn't matter which browser you use... I have chrome and safari
     
  15. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Flash is built in to Chrome and updates as Chrome updates. Chrome updates instantaneously and you don't have to do anything.
     
  16. redheeler macrumors 603

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    For anything Flash-related on my main Mac I use Chrome. Chrome has Flash built-in and keeps it up to date.

    In fact, I don't even have Flash installed in Safari anymore.
     
  17. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I don't have flash or chrome installed and never will.
     
  18. b738 thread starter macrumors member

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    A new flash player update... it only took 8 days to need a 44mb update!!
     

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