How to remove Flash on the Mac — Peter Cohen

Word has emerged about a “ransomware” exploit involving Adobe Flash. Adobe has responded with an update. The ransomware exploit is, for now, limited to users of Windows, but the update has been made to all supported platforms, so it’s an update to essential Flash code, not just something Windows-ish.

This illustrates that you need to be very careful about what you keep on your computer, and that you may want to periodically rethink the software you have installed.

Get rid of Flash once and for all. I did a long time ago. If you haven’t yet, here’s how.

Source: How to remove Flash on the Mac — Peter Cohen

2 thoughts on “How to remove Flash on the Mac — Peter Cohen

  1. Using Safari 9, and it’s Develop menu…
    If you do come across a site that says you need Flash to play something, you can simply change the User Agent (in the Develop menu) to iPad, and the item will invariably run. This definitely works on news sites like the BBC.
    If you think about it, when using your iPhone or iPad, you don’t get the “install flash” message…so clearly it’s not so essential as you may think.

  2. Using Safari 9, and it’s Develop menu…
    If you do come across a site that says you need Flash to play something, you can simply change the User Agent (in the Develop menu) to iPad, and the item will invariably run. This definitely works on news sites like the BBC.
    If you think about it, when using your iPhone or iPad, you don’t get the “install flash” message…so clearly it’s not so essential as you may think.

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