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Why You Should Use Adobe Flash and Why You Should Avoid It


The oldest browser plugin to date is Adobe Flash Player, but it’s waning in terms of popularity.  In fact, most tech experts have cautioned users from using it – to uninstall it from their computers and laptops and use HTML5.  With so much urging, users have wondered if they need to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player from their computer or use it sparingly.

If you’re wondering about whether or not to keep it, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Website Management – If you run or own a website with Flash player, users can still find and browse your site. Many Internet users still have the plugin, which makes your site accessible to your visitors.
  • Online Games – There are multiple online games on Facebook and other sites that use Flash Player to run content right. If you like to play Candy Crush, Farmville or games on, then you want to have Adobe Flash Player on your computer.
  • Music Players – Many music players such as Spotify Web use Flash Player for you to play and listen to music.

There are many reasons to use Adobe Flash Player, but there are several reasons to stop using it too.


You’d Rather Have A Secure System

Flash Player is well-known for being riddled with bugs. These bugs can be used by hackers to steal a person’s private information or to remote access their computer. Adobe is constantly working on ways to deal with those issues, but they are always under attack.

You Want A Faster Browser Speed

One reason Apple failed to add Flash Player to its iPhone is that it causes browsers to slow down in speed. If you’re not worried about speed, then sticking with Adobe Flash is fine.

While Flash Player has been around for some time, its importance and popularity have waned considerably. Do you keep it or get rid of it? The choice is up to you.

Latest Firefox Has Issues Initializing Adobe Flash Player

Most people realize that Google no longer allows the Adobe Flash Player plugin in its Chrome, but it appears that Mozilla Firefox also has some issues with the program.

In fact, a Flash Player user brought up the issue on the Adobe forum to bring to light the issue of the Flash Player installation. According to the writer, they updated to the Firefox 53 version in the hopes that some kind of clue would come to light about what happened. It appears that trying to open the Adobe Flash Player setup file, they had the “Initialization problem” message come across their screen.

In order to get to the bottom of the issue, an Adobe tech chimed in to ask for more information about the OS the OP was using including the version. It appears the OP was using the Windows 10 Creators Update. As of right now, there’s no fix for it, and it’s not been traced back to the OS. The forum user was assured that Adobe was looking into the matter. The staff member wanted to get the OP’s installation log files to see what was going on.

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