Flash Player

  denali 09:23 05 May 06

I constantly get a message asking me if I want to install Flash Player. Do I need it and more to the point what is it?.

  rmcqua 09:28 05 May 06

It's an add on which enables you to view certain types of animated/movie clip type web pages. I would say yes, you do need it. Assuming it's the Macromedia Flash Player, it's safe.

  Fateful Shadow 09:28 05 May 06

Macromedia Flash is a small application which works with Internet Explorer and other internet browsers. It allows moving images, sound, 'flash' animations and games to be played using your Intrnet browser.

I'd install it, no harm can be done.

Hope this helps :)

  denali 09:40 05 May 06

Thank you chaps. Ihave installed it.

  driving man 10:03 05 May 06

OK now you have downloaded it you may find it sometimes intrusive. If you dowload (free) spywareblaster it has the facility to stop flashplayer until you need it again. As far as I know spywareblaster causes no conflicts and sits in the background quietly doing its job of stopping spyware getting to your PC.

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