Shockwave Flash crash

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  1. CWH

    CWH Funster Life Member

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    This keeps coming up on my lappy, and I'm having all sorts of problems.
    Any ideas please?
    I'm running Vista (yes I know, but I never had ANY problems before & I know MS are going to stop supporting it...)
    I have paid-for AVG.
    Oh, and I keep getting a dropdown "We suggest you install some driver facility or other" - can't quite remember exactly.
     
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    Get the latest flash player from the Adobe site. Dont follow any links that pop up. The driver facility message sounds like some crap in your computer. Try the free version of Ccleaner to run and find any crap. That and Microsoft Windows Defender keeps my computer clean.
     
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    That's a 'like', a 'thankyou', a 'useful' and an 'informative' for you @Notakwak (y)
    Him Indoors has just put lunch out so I have to go see to that, will let you know how I get on later...
     
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    When you download Adobe Flash,, .. be aware it comes bundled with McAfee ... .. untick the box

    Would be a good idea to un-install the existing Adobe Flash before installing the new..
    do that from the control panel..

    go to.. Programs and Features.. Uninstall or Change a Program .. find Adobe Flash and Uninstall

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    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1045453
     
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    Fortunately that bug infested pile of crapware (rubish software) is on it's last legs and will hopefully be dead within a year. Other than Oracle I have never seen so many bugs produced by a software developer since microsoft got their act together.
     
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    there are still a lot of sites using it, any idea what will replace it

    or will it not have a replacement ?
     
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    Ha! Just run AVG & CCleaner, went to Adobe & saw the McAfee thingy so came out again, didn't see the uncheck box - thank you!
    Will go & follow your instructions now...
     
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    Seems I have:
    Adobe Flashplayer 20 ActiveX
    Adobe Reader X (10.1.16)
    Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1​
    Which do I uninstall? The message I keep getting is about Shockwave.
     
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    Shockwave you would need least. I dont have it and still get all internet content. If you have a program that needs it the program will soon tell you its missing but im sure its more for high end graphical things like presentations and 3D. You need the flash for viewing the likes of youtube and the reader for reading PDF's.

    I say Bin shockwave and see how you get on.
     
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    HTML 5 has already replaced it. The big players are already phasing it out. Youtube has just announced they will be phasing out flash support if memory serves at the end of this year. They already default to html 5. Apple cut support a long time ago. Frameworks such as jquery mean interactivity no longer needs flash. It is dead it just doesn't know it yet. Even adobe have stopped supporting the mobile version of it and mobile is the growing platform.

    Even the ad networks are moving away from it and they love flash.

    PS: I don't have flash installed on my computer as all it does is slow it down and try to install malware. I have no script installed as well so all I get is a blank square where the flash should have been. I don't miss it.
     
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    @CWH personally I'd uninstall the lot and start from scratch ..

    the best way to uninstall any program is by using Revo unistaller.. ( free open source software ) much better than Windows Uninstaller.. as it removes the associated files and registry entries that Windows leaves behind..

    after uninstalling Adobe products and before re-installing, run CCleaner ,


    PS

    I don't use Adobe PDF reader, I use Sumatra
     
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    So @Gromett if i bin flash i cant watch any youtube videos. What is the work around?
     
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    You don't need a work around. If you have a modern browser it will just work. HTML 5 is an industry standard and has been for a few years now.
     
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    When I ran windows I used the same. It is a cracking tiny well written bit of software that is seriously fast.

    I refused to have any software by either Adobe or Oracle on my computers due to their bloated, slow, insecure crapware. I never looked back.
     
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    Using Chrome and flash is now gone and still able to watch youtube cheers.
     
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    OK: have now also installed Revo Uninstaller; uninstalled all 3 Adobes, re-run CCleaner, & installed Sumatra. I'll leave the other 2 re-installations until I see what I can't do without!
    My lappy is now running as though it's had a good dose of Syrup of Figs :LOL:
    Thank you all, I'm very grateful for your time and knowledge.
     
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