Adobe Flash Player is a freeware software which can be used as a web browser plugin or extension and its role is to read multimedia and execute rich Internet applications embedded into websites. It works on a variety of browsers and platforms, with the exception of iOS, but it can be installed on Macs. The installation file can be downloaded from Adobe’s official website, if you’re using a Windows PC, while if you’re an OSX 10.8 user, you will need to allow the system to install third party software, by heading to
System Preferences > Security > General and setting the Downloads to “Anywhere”.
If you encounter problems when installing Flash, we advise you to uninstall the program and try to install it again. Also, it’s indicated to manually uninstall cache files created by Flash in the User account, so you should go to System Preferences > Flash and clear the cache. You should clear “Flash cookies” very often, because websites read information that might be corrupted. If you’re using Firefox, you can install add-ons such as Ghostery, Click&Clean etc., which will clear cache the moment you’ll close the browser.
When having installation problems on Mac, the best solution is to clear cache with OnyX. After doing this, reboot your Mac, uninstall Flash and re-install it. Another important advice is to ignore those fake pop-up windows which require you to update your Flash Player. Don’t click on them, because they’re viruses and they’ll infect your computer. To give you an example, there’s a Windows Trojan which will trick you to believe that when you’re trying to watch a video, you’ll need to update its version, asking you to install a newer update, right from the website that contains the malware. When you see these pop-up windows, close that website immediately and head to Adobe’s official website to download the latest version of the Flash Player.
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