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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 6:42 am

Yea or Nay? -- It's safe to uninstall Adobe Flash Player?!?
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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 7:59 am

Do you visit any sites that still use Flash?
If you don't want to uninstall (yet), simply disable it in SeaMonkey.
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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 8:30 am

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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 10:05 am

therube wrote:Do you visit any sites that still use Flash? If you don't want to uninstall (yet), simply disable it in SeaMonkey.


I don't know if I use any such sites.

Adobe Flash Player is not listed in <Tools> <Add-ons Manager> -- would it be listed somewhere else by SM?
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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 10:18 am

If it's not listed in Addons Manger -> Plugins, then it is likely not installed.
Check (Windows) Add or Remove Programs (it would say something like, Flash NPAPI [rather then ActiveX).
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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 12:15 pm

therube wrote:If it's not listed in Addons Manger -> Plugins, then it is likely not installed.
Check (Windows) Add or Remove Programs (it would say something like, Flash NPAPI [rather then ActiveX).


Yes, the Add or Remove Programs shows Adobe Flash Player and is where I plan to go to uninstall it if uninstalling it won't cause problem(s).
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Post Posted July 19th, 2020, 3:19 pm

I'd just leave it.
There are three different Flash versions for different browsers and AFAIR (as I'm not on it at the moment) Win 10 2004 showed a Flash player installed, presumably for Edge, which is what I'd use if I ever came across a 'Flash Site'
Also noticed it's updated via Windows Updates.
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