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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2015, 09:38:41 pm »
I'm looking forward to that day.  Unfortunately, a lot of websites have a lot of updating to do before that happens.

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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2015, 10:37:53 am »
hello VinDSL, How can I check to see if Adobe-Flash is installed on my machine and how would I remove it? Thanks
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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2015, 01:25:56 pm »
You can check if you have either of the flash plugins installed with:
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dpkg -l | grep flashif you have
pepperflashplugin-nonfree
then you have the version for Chromium installed

if you have
flashplugin-installer
then you have the version for Firefox installed

you can remove them with:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge pepperflashplugin-nonfreeand
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sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installerrespectively

Once you've done that, running
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dpkg -l | grep flashagain, should return nothing .. if it does return something, post back here what was returned



You can also in your web browser go to:-

for Chromium:
chrome://plugins

for Firefox:
about:plugins

and see if shockwave flash, or adobe flash are listed.
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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2015, 03:09:27 pm »
Thanks PCNetSpec, done done and done. How would I know if I needed one of those plugins?
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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2015, 03:27:04 pm »
If a site tells you that you need a flash plugin to see/play/use certain content
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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2015, 03:52:13 pm »
Okay, so I'll wait for that. The reason I ask is a couple of weeks ago Chromium started acting real wierd, videos were choppy, and scrolling thru Yahoo's news feeds was sluggish. I did a search here and found a discussion about Chromium needing an update for it's plugin which was the pepperflash plug in and I followed the instructions and that seemed to fix the sloppy actions in Chromium, so I thought that's what it needed. Since I've removed both plugins, I haven't noticed any ill affects in Chromium so who knows? I'ld just as soon keep them out if there's a possible security problem and if I have any more problems "I'll be back".
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Re: TIME TO UPDATE: Adobe just fixed ANOTHER major security flaw in Flash
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2015, 11:07:46 am »
It may have been that the pepperflash plugin needed updating:
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sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --installobviously that won't work now you've removed pepperflashplugin-nonfree
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