Adobe Flash Player use with FiREFOX ver39.0 is FINALLY behaving to my satsifaction : I am able to utilize it, or not, as I browse!!
I have been 'power user' of personal computers since 1993 when a 286 processor and Win ver 3.11 were the norm. After many years of being a goto repair Tech for myself and close friends, FLASH has afforded me many KUDOS because it was a PIA many times. I wondered how long it would be before someone would finally fix it, or MODIFY IT, so that an end-user ie : myself and those who are viewing this could select whet,her or not it was needed. Mine desktop browsing has behaved that way for about 24 days and counting. I use Mozilla FIREFOX exclusively. I have used : CHROME, SAFARI, OPERA, NetScape Navigator. COMODO DRAGON, and IMHO the frustration began after NetScape and Win 95.
I am alone in this blissful state of browsing - y/n?
Since using FVD, I have found some servers aren't actually free. You have to sign up (register) and pay a minimal fee just to download. Do the programmers actually go to or test the third party sites or do they take them for granted?
I'm not sure if chrome did this or my installed copy of Malware-bytes, but I backed up the files just in case. Also looking through them it seems the creators website/domain is Parked and uBlock auto-hides everything on it by default. Searching for the extension id still shows cached and translated result pages for it's page on the Chrome App Store but all the pages say the page doesn't exist (404) if you try to visit them.
To top it off I've seen other users posts from about a year ago saying they didn't like the latest version, so I found several archives of the old version and when I go to download any of them chrome try's to warn me that it's a dangerous file and wan't me to delete it. I told it to save anyway but surely one of the top 5-10 extensions for years wasn't secretly malware thee whole time!?
The only way this could not be a lie (as they're virtually all small plain text based files making up the extension (and not many or large) when examined closely is that perhaps the extension relies on running hosted web code off a domain that got sold off or hacked - and malware injects into the extension from a modified file it access to run - I haven't traced all the code though so I can't say for sure...
As a test I'm going to install the version from the good old days, renamed-id and manually, then hope it loads and give it a test.if it does rely on that parked site then it'll be blocked by uBlock anyway =) Malware-Bytes definitely thinks an the self proclaimed advertisement park-for-cash domain is dangerous and intercepts it with the Web filter [a firewall / domain blocklist]
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