Adobe Flash Player....?

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  1. Lucky13

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    Where can download the latest one of the Adobe Flash Players, 10 something I think, without having to come across the bl**dy Active X thingy? The Adobe website keep asking to download the blasted thing and I bl**dy not want to! :evil: :lol:
     
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    Google wants you!
     
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    Lucky, that Activex thing is the download manager, which is how Adobe do the download and installation on your computer. There isn't an alternative installation method that I know of.
     
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    Yea, I think you're stuck with that method unless you buy a copy on a CD.
     
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    Install ActiveX, install Adobe Flash, uninstall ActiveX.
     
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    Of course Lucky, maybe that's what they want you to do......................................
     
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    ..................so they can spy on you............
     
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    ......and report your every activity, thought and entire model kit inventory to Big Brother......
     
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    ..........and then the little men in black suits come with a special jacket and haul you off to...........
     
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    Lucky
    sorry to really p*ss you off but I've just been prompted with the upgrade.
    Don't you just need to use it and the software will check for upgrades for you? No expert on the subject I hasten to add...
     
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    There's nothing wrong with ActiveX, you shouldn't be concerned about it.
     
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    Missed that
    catch is right Lucky, in fact, your flash player won't run without ActiveX controls, nor will Java, Adobe Reader, Shockwave etc etc

    They only need to be digitally signed, which they will be if they've come from Microsoft or Adobe flash/reader/shockwave (and Sunsystems for Java).
     
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    Catch is correct. ActiveX is nothing to worry about and most programs require it now-a-days.
     
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    #15 Lucky13, Feb 17, 2010
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    There's some dudes, dressed in black suits outside, but I refuse to open the door....
     
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    That'll be the ActiveX Police...

    ...you're gonna do time... be some butch, bald dude's bitch...
     
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    Talking from experience mate?
     
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    Not me
    my ActiveX is digitally signed and up to date :)
     
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    Ah, not really, activeX is not supported in Firefox, which is the reason why FF is so much safer than IExplorer. ActiveX is well known for it's security problems and leave the port wide open for many mallware stuff.
    Still Adobe, Shockwave and flash will work with FF. Java is a program language, used for cross-platform programs and will work on any OS, and no dependencies on ActiveX. I use Linux which doesn't support ActiveX and still works perfect for all websites except for the Microsoft pages.
    Flash on linux is installed by "sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree", no ActiveX is used and I always have the latest version as it updates itself without harassing me 8)
     
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    Don't know about firefox, never felt the need to try it
    I don't know the intricacies of Java but I'm pretty sure they do have dependencies - could be wrong there though, ActiveX has never been something I've felt the need to delve into any deeper than I have done
     
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