Do you need Adobe Flash Player for Mac? If the website you are using says it needs Flash we"ll show you how to download Flash Player for Mac safely - but beware: some malware can upes2.edu.vnme under the guise of a Flash download!


ByKaren Haslam, Editor

Why vị I need to tải về Flash for Mac?

You are probably used to things just working on your Mac. We rarely need to download anything like drivers or other software (we can even set things up so updates are downloaded automatically). But you may well see an alert indicating that you need to download Flash. Why is that?

Since Safari 10 was introduced with maupes2.edu.vnS Sierra in 2015, Adobe"s Flash Player has been disabled on the Mac by default. This means that from time-to-time, when browsing the website on your Mac, you will see alerts that there is a "Missing Plug-In", or requests that you install the Flash Player.

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Flash has been removed by mặc định because táo khuyết doesn"t want khổng lồ leave customers exposed to lớn Flash vulnerabilities. Many of the most prevalent Mac malware right now arrive on your Mac via a giả Flash Player download. Read more about the threat of viruses & malware on the Mac và how to lớn protect yourself here.

Malware is one reason why Flash"s days are numbered. Back in April 2010 Steve Jobs penned his "Thoughts on Flash," indicating that solutions lượt thích HTML5 were replacing the need for Flash. Ten years late & Adobe has said it will stop updating Flash và it will no longer be available to download. As of 31 December 2020 you won"t be able to lớn install Flash on your Mac.

However, for now hãng apple isn"t stopping you from installing Flash on your Mac it"s just letting you know when you bởi vì need lớn install it.

You may find that you don"t need Flash though. The chances are that you will be able lớn happily browse the website without installing Flash at all, as the tool has already been assigned to lớn history. As we said above, it is likely that the only sites that require Flash today are old websites that haven"t been updated in years. We"d suggest that before you tải về Flash you look for an alternative website.

There are some older sites và services that still require Flash to run, and you may need to use one of them. If that is the case, we will show you how to lớn install it - & how to make sure that it is safe to do so.If you vị want khổng lồ run Flash nội dung on your Mac you will need khổng lồ follow the link to Adobe"s website và install the latest version of Flash.

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Note that even after you have installed Flash on your Mac, it won"t necessarily remain there. Flash tends khổng lồ disappear from your Mac every time you update the Mac operating system, so you may need khổng lồ install Flash again in the future.

If you have chosen to install Flash in order khổng lồ view video clip and other upes2.edu.vnntent, and later decided to uninstall it, this article outlines how lớn uninstall Flash Player on Mac.

How to install Flash Player on your Mac

Withsome older websitesstill using Flash, it may be the case that you need to lớn install the software.

Here’s how khổng lồ install Flash Player on your Mac:

Click the Missing Plug-In button. Click on download Flash. Click on download Now. The tải về is ~20 MB. Wait while the download is initialising. You will then see theinstaller appear in your Downloads folder. Double click on the installer. Click on Install Adobe Flash Player. A window will appear warning you that the app has been downloaded from the mạng internet - this warning appears whenever you tải về an ứng dụng from the internet & is designed khổng lồ protect you from ứng dụng that might not be legitimate. Since you know that this is a legitimate tải về from Adobe. Click Open. Enter your password. Wait for the program khổng lồ install. You will have to close any programs that also require Flash before you can install the update, click Close All.
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Finally, click Finish.

Why is Flash Player not working?

You may see a warning that you have a "Missing Plug-In", or on older versions of Mac OS X you may see the warning: “Flash out-of-date”. You may also see the alert: "Blocked Plug-in" when attempting lớn view Flash nội dung in Safari.

Flash Player often stops working on a Mac. This is because táo will automatically block Flash if the version on your system is out of date. By stopping older versions of Flash from running táo bị cắn is able to guard against security vulnerabilities that upes2.edu.vnuld allow malware lớn be delivered khổng lồ your Mac via Flash Player.

Is Flash Player safe?

Flash has a long history with security vulnerabilities that put users at risk, so we can"t really give it the green light. The biggest threats to lớn the Mac upes2.edu.vnme from nhái Flash Player downloads. Our advice is lớn avoid using Flash Player.

Despite this, there are some people who want lớn use Flash on their Mac, & even the iPad and iPhone, perhaps lớn allow them to play Flash videos và games. Lớn find out what to vì chưng read: How to get Flash on an iPad và iPhone.

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