Adobe Flash Player

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Lifer
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Seems like every time I reboot (don't do it a lot) Windows 10, I'm asked to download and install a new version of AFP. I never configure to install automatically. I UNCHECK the box to install McAfee whatever, download the installer and then install.

Do you install AFP? If so, how do you do it. If not, why not?
 

VirtualLarry

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Yeah, no need for Adobe Flash Player, on a consumer internet system these days. If something's asking you to download it, it's probably malware. AFP is a malware magnet itself, too.
 

Muse

Lifer
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Well, my plan is to install Windows 7 back on both my Win10 laptops. Then probably run Firefox on both. I used to run Pale Moon all the time (Firefox derivative), and still do sometimes. Would both of them have AFP "built in?" I remember getting messages that AFP was necessary form some content to work/appear a few years ago.
 

lxskllr

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I haven't had Flash installed for years. You likely don't need it either. If you deal with archaic governmental agencies, you /may/ need it, but most of the world's moved on.
 

Muse

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I haven't had Flash installed for years. You likely don't need it either. If you deal with archaic governmental agencies, you /may/ need it, but most of the world's moved on.
I don't deal with such agencies but I do have some old software. Have no idea why I installed it in the first place but I have recollections of trying to run something and being told I need AFP, so I installed it.

When I revert to Win7 on my 2 Win10 laptops I won't install AFP, see what happens.
 

HopDAvid

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Seems like every time I reboot (don't do it a lot) Windows 10, I'm asked to download and install a new version of AFP. I never configure to install automatically. I UNCHECK the box to install McAfee whatever, download the installer and then install.

Do you install AFP? If so, how do you do it. If not, why not?
I used to use Macromedia Freehand to make Flash animations. It was fun and easy.

Then Adobe ate Macromedia, I guess to get Flash. And then they pretty much destroyed it with the usual Adobe code bloat and needless complexity.

With my new computer I attempted to download AFP so I could see some of my old animations. But Adobe wanted me to start trial use of their photo library. I declined and so still do not have use of Flash.
 

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