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Adobe Flash Player use

I have read that Adobe Flash Player has many security problems and that it should be avoided. Every day many websites that I go to used Flash Player including my bank and my mutual fund. I have been doing without it on this computer but I do have it on another computer which is old and slow and is down in the basement, thus requiring that I go down to the basement whenever I must use Adobe Flash for a certain type of banking operation that I don't use more than a couple of times a month. My laptop which is what I use daily does not have it installed and since it runs very well, I would hate to have it get corrupted What are your thoughts on this?

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That's a Chicken Little problem.

I've never seen the issue you've noted. However I did beef up my browser security with Web Of Trust, Ublock Origin and Privacy Badger.

What are you doing to be safe on the internet?

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Re: Chicken Little

At the present time I am using Avast free for anti-virus, Malwarebites Premium for other malware and SuperAntiSpyware for PUPs. Malwarebytes Premium does block websites "it doesn't like". I guess maybe I should look into Web Of Trust, Ublock Origin and Privacy Badger and see what they are all about.

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That's OK protection.

The reason I use WOT, Ublock and Privacy Badger is to add some armor to the web browser. Each of these add a different layer of protection which I consider to be PREVENTATIVE MEASURES. I think I don't have issues because the protections don't let the content reach the browser in the first place.

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Re: That's OK

I have added Ublock and Privacy Badger also I forgot to mention that I use Avast's SafeZone Browser.

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Flash

Flash player is like java their both a magnet for malware.
Best not to have either on your machine.

Many sites have moved off flash to html just because of the constant bugs and patches.
Ask your bank what their plans are for flash, if their not going to move off it give some thought to changing banks.
I can online bank anywhere.

If your using avast do set up your shields to scan for pups.

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