As a frequent user of multiple browsers, and someone who despises Adobe Flash, I was thrilled the other day when I realized that I could completely uninstall Adobe Flash from my computers. Google Chrome comes with Flash and keeps it updated. While I don’t use Chrome as my primary browser, it’s one of the browsers I use regularly. By leveraging the FlashControl Chrome extension, Flash will only work in Chrome when specifically enabled by clicking. Uninstalling Adobe Flash through the control panel in Windows will not affect the ability to utilize Flash when needed in Chrome; it will simply prevent other browsers from showing Flash content and remove the annoying Adobe Flash update that seems to pop up every couple of weeks. Goodbye Flash cookies. Goodbye annoying websites and Flash ads. Goodbye Adobe updater. Now, when I find the rare instance that I want to use a site that employs Flash, I simply copy the URL, fire up Chrome, paste in my destination and click on the Flash element I wish to enable. It’s safe and secure. It’s much better for privacy since Flash can no longer run in the background and track my movements. It’s one fewer program I have installed.
Uninstall Adobe Flash
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