Posts Tagged ‘adobe flash’

How to Remove True Key by Intel Security

Monday, June 27th, 2016

If you’ve recently downloaded Adobe Flash and accidentally installed True Key in the process, here’s how to get rid of it.

The following guide walks you through the steps of removing True Key by Intel Security from your operating system. True Key by Intel Security¬† is a password manager by Intel that is available as a limited free version and a premium subscription version. Many users may come in contact with the program without really wanting to, as it is offered as an opt-out option when Adobe Flash is downloaded from Adobe’s official website.


Chrome Users won’t Get Flash Option on YouTube Anymore

Monday, May 19th, 2014

I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing … I guess it depends on whether or not the HTML5 player crashes as often as Adobe Flash crashes.

Google has removed the option to switch between Adobe Flash and the HMTL5 Video Player on YouTube for Chrome users. You have two core options when it comes to playing videos on YouTube. You can use Adobe’s Flash Player for that or YouTube’s HTML5 video player. Flash was the format of choice up until now regardless of browser used and the only exception to that was if Flash was not available or enabled on YouTube. If that is the case, YouTube tries to switch to the HTML5 player automatically which may or may not work depending on the browser’s support for HTML5 Video.


What You can do Against Internet Explorer’s Latest 0-Day Vulnerability (April 2014)

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Here’s a brief article that sums up some preventative steps that one can take in order to deal with a recently discovered security problem that plagues IE …

Microsoft released a security advisory on Saturday that offers information about a recently disclosed vulnerability affecting all versions of the company’s web browser Internet Explorer. Microsoft is aware of limited attacks targeting Internet Explorer, and that a successful exploit of it allows remote code execution on the affected system. According to the information, users need to visit a malicious website for that to happen, which usually happens when users click on links in emails, but also other websites that link to the exploit pages directly.


Mozilla to Start Blocking Plugins by Default in Firefox

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

This sounds like a helpful move … for both security reasons and performance reasons.

Mozilla planned to enable the click to play feature in Firefox 26 for all users when the browser was released back in 2013. Click to play blocks the execution of plugins automatically so that websites cannot load contents that make use of browser plugins.


Adobe Releases Another Flash Security Update

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Lately, it almost seems like there’s a new Adobe security update about once a week …

A security update for Adobe Flash Player has been released today that fixes several critical security vulnerabilities that Adobe identified in the software. Affected by vulnerabilities are all desktop versions of Adobe Flash Player and earlier for Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux and Solaris as well as Adobe Flash Player or earlier versions for the Android operating system. Adobe Air 3.0 and earlier are also affected by the security vulnerabilities.


Disable Google Chrome’s Native PDF Viewer and Flash Plugin

Monday, November 7th, 2011

If you’re not all that fond of Chrome’s native PDF view or flash plug-in, here’s how to get rid of them …

When you look at Google Chrome’s feature set and compare it to that of other browsers like Opera, Internet Explorer or Firefox, you will come to the conclusion that web browsers are more alike than they are different. Two items that will definitely be on the list are the built-in PDF viewer and the native Adobe Flash plugin. (Firefox may get a native pdf viewer in future versions)


Low Quality Flash – Improve Flash Performance in Firefox

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Here’s a Firefox extension that looks like it would be helpful for people with older systems or slow network connections …

Flash applications can be very taxing performance wise. If you ever had to run Flash apps on underpowered hardware, e.g. a netbook or tablet PC, then you know that you may experience frame drops and other performance related issues. Most performance issues are caused by games which can be very taxing. I remember that I once tried to play a shoot em up game on my Acer notebook only to find out that I could not play the game at all because of a low frame rate.


Unable to Terminate Process – Windows Task Manager Alternatives

Friday, November 4th, 2011

If the Terminate Process function in Windows Task Manager isn’t powerful enough for you, then here are some other options …

Today I tried to install the Adobe Flash Plugin for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The basic idea was to download the executable, run it and have Flash installed. The problem was that somehow the whole process got corrupted which had several consequences. The Flash Player installation running in the background was creating new temporary Flash executables in the temporary cache directory. When I tried to terminate the process via Windows Task Manager I received the message that access was denied. This happened with the online installer. I received the message “Unable to Terminate Process The operation could not be completed The operation is not valid for this process”.


Why are Two Flash Player Plugins Running in Google Chrome?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Here’s an interesting security tip for Google Chrome users …

Most users of the Google Chrome web browser know that Google has integrated Adobe’s Flash Player in cooperation with Adobe into the web browser. The core advantage here is that Google can update the Flash plugin in the browser for its users. That’s a stark contrast to other web browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera, where the user has to make sure that Flash updates are installed in a timely manner to protect the computer system from possible exploits and attacks.


Flash Player and VLC Security Updates Released

Monday, June 6th, 2011

These security related Flash updates are usually fairly important …

Adobe and VideoLAN have released security updates for some of their software programs today. Adobe released a new version of Adobe Flash Player which fixes a security vulnerability in the popular application. The security bulletin reveals that an important security vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Flash Player and earlier on all supported operating systems including Flash on Android. The cross-site scripting vulnerability could be used to impersonate a user on a website such as that of a webmail provider or financial website. Adobe confirmed reports that the vulnerability is actively exploited by embedded malicious links in email messages.