Information on Installing Flash Player





Commonly asked questions

How to install Adobe Flash Player?

Where do I get the Adobe Flash Player?

My Flash Player won't update?

How does Adobe Flash Player work?

What does Adobe Flash Player do?

Is it safe to run/install Adobe Flash Player?

What browsers and platforms support Adobe Flash Player?

Why can't I run Adobe Flash Player on my Apple products?

Can I run Adobe Flash Player on my Smart phone?

What tablets can I run Adobe Flash Player on?

Will Adobe Flash Player compromise my computer's security?

Can people use Flash Player to activate my camera or microphone?

How do I uninstall Adobe Flash Player?

Adobe Flash Player and the Apple controversy?

Does Adobe Flash Player use cookies?

Wasn't Flash Player owned by Macromedia?

What is the newest version Adobe Flash Player?

What is Flash Lite?

Where can I get help Installing Adobe Flash Player?

 

How to install Adobe Flash Player?

Installing the Adobe Flash player as a stand alone piece of software or plug-in for your browser just follow the standard procedures used to install most programs or plug-ins. Once you get the Adobe Flash Player installation file, simply run that file and follow the prompts agreeing and allowing the program to install and have access to make changes to your computer. You can decide to install it in a different folder/location on your machine, but this can cause you trouble in the long run. So, if you have no specific reason to place it somewhere else on your computer just go with the default location. It will work more seamlessly if you do.

Where do I get the Adobe Flash Player?

You can get Adobe Flash Player from many different places on the internet. Since Adobe Flash Player is a freeware licensed software many people offer it bundled with helpful software to make your browsing even more productive and pleasurable. Take advantage of the great offers available when downloading this great plug-in or the stand alone version and enjoy your advanced browsing experience.

My Flash Player won't update?

So you have an older version of Flash Player on your machine and you are having trouble updating to the newer version. The first thing you should do, if you are familiar with your operating system, is uninstall the older version and then re-installing Adobe Flash Player. Most of the time this will remove the conflict you are having. If you are not familiar with un-installing programs on your machine there are many companies that offer help line services that will walk you through the process of updating your Flash Player for a very small fee and sometimes even free! Some of these services actually help you install software that let's them control your computer remotely and will fix the problem for you and any other issues you might be experiencing at the time.

How does Adobe Flash Player work?

Adobe Flash Player is a platform that runs the .SWF format, allowing you to get Rich Media Content without large downloads. When you have Flash Player installed on your electronic device any .SWF file that is run on your machine will be executed by Flash Player allowing you to see the content of the file. Flash player allows for dynamic content, vector graphics, and vector fonts considerably reducing the file size, which is a must for internet content to run fast to give you a seamless browsing experience. Many of the audio and video players used online are built with Flash, most notably Youtube's video player.

What does Adobe Flash Player do?

The plug-in or standalone Adobe Flash Player allows you to view the content of .SWF extension files.

Is it safe to run/install Adobe Flash Player?

Adobe Flash Player is the safest most secure it has ever been. You might be asking this question because you heard that people can access your camera or microphone via Flash Player. The truth is, this has happened before, but since these incidents Adobe has increased the security of their Flash Player considerably. The latest version as of 2/25/13, v11.6.602.168 has many new security features to make sure this is not a possibility and no incidents have been reported since these security updates. Anytime you allow greater access to your computer by a program it can increase security risk, but Adobe Flash Player has been developing and real world testing their software on millions of computer world wide since 1997, which has given them undeniable experience in security. In the short answer, yes it is completely safe to run Adobe Flash Player on your computer and devices. You would be missing out on many great experiences if you don't install and run it.

What browsers and platforms support Adobe Flash Player?

Here is a list of desktop platforms that support it:

  • Window XP and newer
  • Solaris
  • Mac OS X 10.6 and later
  • Linux but only for Google Chrome

Here is a list of mobile and gaming platforms that support Flash Player:

  • Android 2.2+ (ARM Cortex-A8+)
  • Android 2.1
  • Apple iOS
  • Blackberry Tablet OS
  • Maemo
  • PS3
  • PSP
  • Symbian OS
  • Wii
  • Pocket PC
  • Windows Mobile

Most browsers on these platforms can run Adobe Flash Player. There are a few exceptions. Especially when it comes to Apple mobile products.

Why can't I run Adobe Flash Player on my Apple products?

In April of 2010, Apple inc. stopped allowing use of Flash Player on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This was a decision made by the former CEO Apple, Steve Jobs. Jobs published a letter saying they would not allow the use of Adobe Flash Player on the previously mentioned devices because the plug-in was buggy and was the main reason for crashes of their operating system. Many people within the industry believes this decision had nothing to do with Flash Player's functionality and more about business decisions. The function of Adobe Flash Player allows for application like programs to run in a browser. These Flash "Apps" would not be able to be controlled by Apple and would cut into sales of existing pay-for-apps available through the Apple Store. Most will agree this is the real reason you can not run Flash Player on these devices.

Can I run Adobe Flash Player on my Smart phone?

Yes, as long as it is not an iPhone. 99% of all newer style smart phone (minus Apple's) run Flash Player.

What tablets can I run Adobe Flash Player on?

Almost all of the newer tablets will run flash player. The only major exclusion is the iPad. Apple does not let Adobe Flash Player to be installed on any of their iPads.

Will Adobe Flash Player compromise my computer's security?

In the past, their have been malicious uses of Flash Player to infect your computer with harmful software. There was even instances where hackers had gained control of a person's computer camera and microphone. These issues once discovered were corrected and prevented by Adobe. The newest updated Flash Player is the most secure to date. They have been learning and tightening their security since 1997 and have filled in every security gap ever found. Normal everyday use of the Adobe Flash Player will not compromise your security anymore than regular web browsing will.

Can people use Flash Player to activate my camera or microphone?

There have been reported issues that have allowed this to happen. For this to happen though you would have to give permission at one point to continually allow a website to use your camera or microphone. Earlier versions of Flash Player had preset options for the convenience of the user to allow use, but since then have been removed. With the newest version of Adobe Flash Player you have to approve all requests for use of your camera or microphone. The few incidents that his happened in the pass were flukes and caused by bad decisions of the user. Adobe has taken steps to remove the ability to make those same bad decisions, so, no, people can not access your camera or microphone by having Flash Player installed.

How do I uninstall Adobe Flash Player?

To completely remove Adobe Flash Player from your machine or mobile device is a simple process. If you are familiar with the operating system of your device, use the standard uninstall process you would use to remove any piece of installed software. For those of you who are completely lost when it comes to your device, it is better to reach out and use a service that can help you. Many services are available online that will talk you through it or even help you install a program that will let them control your computer remotely and fix the Flash Player issue and many other problems.

Adobe Flash Player and the Apple controversy?

In April of 2010, Apple inc. stopped allowing use of Flash Player on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This was a decision made by the former CEO Apple, Steve Jobs. Jobs published a letter saying they would not allow the use of Adobe Flash Player on the previously mentioned devices because the plug-in was buggy and was the main reason for crashes of their operating system. Many people within the industry believes this decision had nothing to do with Flash Player's functionality and more about business decisions. The function of Adobe Flash Player allows for application like programs to run in a browser. These Flash "Apps" would not be able to be controlled by Apple and would cut into sales of existing pay-for-apps available through the Apple Store. Most will agree this is the real reason you can not run Flash Player on these devices.

Does Adobe Flash Player use cookies?

Yes, Adobe Flash Player can use cookies, but it is not required for many of the applications you would usually use Adobe Flash Player.

Wasn't Flash Player owned by Macromedia?

So you are from the old school :) Yes Flash was once the property of Macromedia. Somewhere around June of 2006 Macromedia Flash Player's newest update became Adobe Flash Player.

What is the newest version Adobe Flash Player?

As of 2/25/13 the current version is 11.6.602.168. It is 15.71 MB.

What is Flash Lite?

Adobe Flash Lite is a stripped down version many mobile devices such as smart phones and some tablets use instead of the full version of Flash Player.

Where can I get help Installing Adobe Flash Player?

So you are having problems installing Adobe Flash Player. This can be caused by many reasons and for people that are not computer savvy a big pain in the neck. Good news is you can get help right now. There are many computer savvy people on the internet that will help you install Adobe Flash Player. These services are very inexpensive and can also be used to fix other issues you maybe having at the same time. don't keep missing out on all the great content Adobe Flash Player allows you to view.

 




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