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Two major issues for disabling Adobe Flash Player ads on the web

September 10, 2015

Adobe Flash Player was undergoing some changes this month. One of those was that would no longer display these on their users’ websites beginning September 24. Luckily, there was only one of them used by my store. The rest were beta ads. Why were Firefox and Google Chrome disabling flash player ads? Issues with memory and security were some good reasons to stop using flash player ads.

Some other changes that weren’t too much of a problem. One was Google had stopped using Java for some of its games on the web. Between this and the Flash Player, it was hard to have kept both of them updated. Errors of my missing one or the other were unnerving to say the least. Now on, it just said if the game one played was not functioning properly, they were to switch browsers. Firefox was a suggestion then. Under my old employer,, they suggested either or the above mentioned for best writing browsers.

Under the older operating systems, like Windows XP and the like, they used a combination of software like that above. Until recently, it was updated automatically with the system itself. The Plugin feature that they changed a few months ago was now the default setting. Here was a tip. It won’t be paused if the window wasn’t larger than 400 x 300. The biggest problem with the Flash player was that it hoarded resources like memory, just like the annoying pop up ads on computers and cell phones.

The biggest problem with any browser was maintaining the limit of pop up ads that flash. This was a little bit easier on Chrome because of Adguard Ad Blocker. Once my filters were set on the sites used by me, using the internet was a little easier. It even worked with the other browsers mentioned. Excessive pop up ads ruined the memory by taking up space. Some of those ads were fraudulent, wanting users to buy protections for their computer when it wasn’t needed. With the new computer, updates were done automatically and not off the internet via an ad on Google Chrome or other browsers.

It was so bad with the Firefox web browser, that the new version of it didn’t allow flash player ads at all. This was a major hit to Adobe products because the solution from the well known company still didn’t get the ban on its products removed. All versions of Adobe Flash Player were disabled, according to a statement on the Firefox website support page. They cited that security was a major issue with Adobe products. Hackers were still able to bypass the security feature in the program. Even though they fixed one of the problems, many more tweaks were needed before the ban was lifted.


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