Uninstall Adobe Flash

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As a frequent user of multiple browsers, and someone who despises Adobe Flash, I was thrilled the other day when I realized that I could completely uninstall Adobe Flash from my computers. Google Chrome comes with Flash and keeps it updated. While I don’t use Chrome as my primary browser, it’s one of the browsers I use regularly. By leveraging the FlashControl Chrome extension, Flash will only work in Chrome when specifically enabled by clicking. Uninstalling Adobe Flash through the control panel in Windows will not affect the ability to utilize Flash when needed in Chrome; it will simply prevent other browsers from showing Flash content and remove the annoying Adobe Flash update that seems to pop up every couple of weeks. Goodbye Flash cookies. Goodbye annoying websites and Flash ads. Goodbye Adobe updater. Now, when I find the rare instance that I want to use a site that employs Flash, I simply copy the URL, fire up Chrome, paste in my destination and click on the Flash element I wish to enable. It’s safe and secure. It’s much better for privacy since Flash can no longer run in the background and track my movements. It’s one fewer program I have installed.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He is currently community evangelist for Purple Wave in Manhattan, Kansas. Aaron serves as the current president elect for the Kansas Auctioneers Association and in the past has served on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote and instructed the ATS designation course from NAA. He currently instructs the Internet Auction Methods course offered by the NAA. During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
  • retiredbidcaller

    What is your “go to” browser of choice? 

    • Opera. I use all five of the major browsers regularly, but Opera is my go-to for standard browsing.

  • I’m not ready to go there yet, because Firefox works better on too many sites than Chrome, but Flash can’t disappear fast enough to suit me. Built in or otherwise.

  • Not ready to uninstall Flash yet, but it can’t go away fast enough to suit me. When are you converting to HTML5 at PW?

  • Rob Weiman (classic)

    It is funny that this is your topic as I had to spend the last several minutes updating flash right before I came here. Yikes
    rob weiman
    http://www.moundcityauctions.com