Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to John (Silver Spring))
The only site you should download Flash from is the Adobe site otherwise you may subject your Mac to malware.
Flash is not available from the App Store anyway.. it's written by Adobe. It's not an app, it's a plugin. Big difference.
If you are having problems with Flash streamed content, do the following:
Assuming you are using Safari for video, quit Safari.
Open System Preferences > Flash Player then select the Storage tab. Click: Delete All
Now uninstall the Flash plugin then reinstall new > Troubleshoot Flash Player | Mac OS
Very important to uninstall the currently installed Flash plugin first even if it's the most recent version.
Launch Safari From your Safari menu bar click Safari > Empty Cache
Now try a video.
BTW... if you have the ClickToFlash extension installed, that can prevent Flash based video from streaming. It can also be installed as a plugin in /Library/Internet-Plug-Ins.
And check to see if Safari is running in 32 bit mode. Right or control click the Safari icon in your Applications folder then click Get Info. If the box next to: Open in 32 bit mode is selected, deselect, quit then relaunch Safari.
edited by: cs
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 9:46 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
My concern was not with the installation process of Adobe Flash. Please read my question again. My question is about security. If you go to Apple's App store you will notice other Adobe products for download. I understand the difference between an app and a plug-in. That scares me even more.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 3:41 PM (in response to John (Silver Spring))
The kerfuffle with Flash Player came when a malware writer offered to download a version of Flash Player loaded with a malware payload. The latest software updates from Apple have plugged that hole, and as long as your software is up-to-date and you download Flash Player only from the adobe site you will be fine.
This is a User-to-User forum.
Apple makes no promise to read these forums, and NEVER responds here. To speak directly to Apple employees, call Applecare, or visit your local Apple store.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 7:09 PM (in response to John (Silver Spring))
This is an excerpt from a recent article at Maclife.com:
Oddly, the OS X Lion v10.7.4 update also includes Safari 5.1.6, even though Apple is currently pushing out Safari 5.1.7, which disables outdated versions of Adobe Flash Player “to help keep your Mac secure.” A support document explains how to re-enable an out-of-date version, should you prefer to play fast and loose with your Mac’s security.
Follow this article’s author, J.R. Bookwalter on Twitter
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 7:20 PM (in response to John (Silver Spring))
Yes, the Safari 5.1.7 update added Flash-related security to the earlier Safari 5.1.6 that came with OS 10.7.4. Is there something about this that you don't like, or that worries you? If so, why? If not, I don't understand the point of your post. Can you explain?
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