Adobe Flash has caused many problems in the past, with critical vulnerabilities being exposed right after the company releases security updates.
You might have also seen telltale "Blocked Plug-in" when attempting to view Flash content in Safari - all of which leads to us and Apple suggesting that you should stop using Flash Player all together and adopt HTML5 content.Apple has already stopped bundling Java with OS X by default.You can read about how to disable Java on your Mac here.However, you'll still need to update your Flash player using the instructions below. Open your AOL Desktop Software web browser and navigate to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/. In the top drop-down menu, select your computer's operating system. Double click on the Flash player install file (.exe) to start the installation.Note: If you receive a Windows security warning based on your Operating System settings, please approve the installation.The Adobe Flash plugin lets you hear and see Flash audio and video content on Chrome on your computer.
Note: Adobe will stop supporting Flash at the end of 2020.
Apple also shared Adobe's Flash news on its Web Kit blog, and the company says it is working with Adobe and industry partners on the transition from Flash to open standards.
Ahead of its sunsetting in 2020, Adobe will continue to support Flash on major operating systems and browsers, issuing regular security updates, maintaining OS and browser compatibility, and introducing new features and capabilities "as needed." Adobe says it will, however, "move more aggressively" to end Flash distribution in countries where unlicensed and outdated versions of Flash Player are distributed.
Go to Finder, click Go in the menu and hold down Alt (or Option) to make the Library folder appear as a drop-down menu. Click on Download Flash This will take you to: https://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/ which is a legitimate site – if you ever get taken to a site that is clearly not Adobe be very cautious, it is likely you are being taken to a malicious site 3. While blocking Flash might mean However you are being greeted by fewer adverts, you will no doubt have noticed that All4 (previously 4OD) and other on demand services no longer work. One of the main users of Flash was You Tube, but now Google's You Tube defaults to HTML5. If you aren't watching 4OD and other sites that require Flash on the Mac, you may find you can survive without it.
Locate these two folders and delete them: ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash\ Player ~/Library/Caches/Adobe/Flash\ Player What if having removed Flash you decide you can’t live without it? But there may be things that stop working that you do need including some web apps.
When the uninstaller has finished it is also wise to delete a couple of folders, according to Adobe. This window appears whenever you download an app from the internet, it’s designed to protect you if the app might not be legitimate. You might be glad to see the back of Flash if it means you don’t have to watch web ads, but many of the UK on demand channels still use it, such as All4.