Is there a replacement for Adobe Flash player for Windows PC?

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Why do we have to continually update Adobe Flash every month for Windows 7?

Best Answer:

₮y: They update it for two reasons:
(1) they find security breeches in it and have to release patches. Unfortunately for Adobe, they find security holes quite often. Just in the last two years there have been over 200 vulnerabilities found in Flash. What will typically happen is they will find a security breech, release a fix, and somehow the fix will then screw up something else in the program and then cause a "bug" that has to be repaired. Then they release a fix to repair the newly created bug. So it becomes an endless circle. But because of how widely used the program is, it is a common target of attack from cyber-criminals.

(2) they update their program to expand its capabilities as well as incorporate all of the previous "fixes" and this is done via their update. Then the circle starts again with cyber attacks, security holes found, fixes released to repair, bugs created from the fix, patches released to repair those bugs, on and on

HTML5 video is the preferred alternative by a lot of people but not all web developers have moved in that direction.

Here are some alternatives to flash player. You can try to see if they will adequately replace Flash for your needs. But what I would do is disable Adobe Flash player and see if you really need it. You may not even need it. It just depends on your needs. I have not used flash player or java in years. But that doesn't mean you don't need it, just that I don't. So disable it first, see if anything you need stops working, and if it does, then try one of the below alternatives.

http://www.transitionblog.com/4-most-ama…

Other answer:

₮y:
they update it for two reasons:
(1) they find security breeches in it and have to release patches… unfortunately for adobe, they find security holes quite often… just in the last two years there have been over 200 vulnerabilities found in flash… what shall typically happen is they shall find a security breech, release a fix, and somehow the fix shall then screw up something else in the program and then cause a "bug" that has to be repaired… then they release a fix to repair the newly created bug… so it becomes an endless circle… but 'cause of how widely used the program is, it is a common target of attack from cyber-criminals…

(2) they update their program to expand its capabilities as well as incorporate all of the previous "fixes" and this is done via their update… then the circle starts again with cyber attacks, security holes found, fixes released to repair, bugs created from the fix, patches released to repair those bugs, on and on

html5 video is the preferred alternative by a lot of people but not all web developers have moved in that direction…

here are some alternatives to flash player… you can try to see if they shall adequately replace flash for your needs… but what i would do is disable adobe flash player and see if you really need it… you may not even need it… it just depends on your needs… i have not used flash player or java in years… but that doesn't mean you don't need it, just that i don't… so disable it first, see if anything you need stops working, and if it does, then try one of the below alternatives…

Andy T:
Flash is full of security holes, HTML5 covers pretty much all it left over, unfortunately the migration isn't complete, Flash is essentially offers same function as an esoteric old Mac app by the name of HyperCard but on the Web. No single replacement stepped up but a fully loaded computer should have good suite of alternatives already in.

Interestingly, only ads use them and you would think it would be other way around; ads calling Flash plugins are often blocked, not activated and I for one have no desire to spend that minute to activate it.

Duncan:
This is why you have to continually update Flash….

https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability…

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/06/emerg…

http://www.networkworld.com/article/3053…

Do you actually need Flash installed? Most sites work perfectly well without it. YouTube, for example, no longer use it for video streaming.

New Life:
Nobody uses Flash anymore. Uninstall that crap. You need a special uninstaller from Adobe. I got rid of it long ago, and everything works so much faster. You can still access flash content using Chrome, which I keep just for that reason, but haven't needed it for over a year. Flash is dead.
MaX:
There's currently no replacement / alternative to Adobe Flash player.

You can go to Windows Control Panel > Flash Player > Updates tab and select the option to download and install updates automatically
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/…

Ianab:
You have to update it because it's a steaming turd of a program, and the sooner it dies the better the internet will be.

One suggestion is just to un-install it and avoid sites that need it to operate. Most sites are now updating to HTML5 code to get the same functionality as Flash, but in a more secure way. Google has already disabled it by default in the Chrome browser.

If you must use it, keep it up to date as the bugs and security flaws are found and fixed.

3DSMaxinator:
This is normal and shouldn't be a problem. They are continuously finding security holes and issues and patching them. It's just something that needs to be done for the security of your system.
iamrlk:
html5! looks like youtube is only using html5 now!
Elizebeth:
Just disable the updates thats what i do

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