When the uninstaller has finished it is also wise to delete a couple of folders, according to Adobe. This window appears whenever you download an app from the internet, it’s designed to protect you if the app might not be legitimate. You might be glad to see the back of Flash if it means you don’t have to watch web ads, but many of the UK on demand channels still use it, such as All4.
Or perhaps you are being badgered by the "Blocked Plug-in" reminders when you are browsing the web and want to watch the videos or play the games that require the plug in. If you can live without these apps then not having Flash running on your Mac may protect you from malware, and you may also benefit because your browser will not be suffering from crashes due to faults in Flash.
Flash has a long history with security vulnerabilities that put users at risk, so we can't really give it the green light.
One reason for Flash's demise it HTML5, which is an open standard supported natively across a variety of devices and platforms including PC web browsers, mobile devices, and smart TVs.
The security flaws have affected Flash for Windows, Mac and Linux.
With Flash already assigned to history, these vulnerabilities aren’t helping its survival.
You might have also seen telltale "Blocked Plug-in" when attempting to view Flash content in Safari - all of which leads to us and Apple suggesting that you should stop using Flash Player all together and adopt HTML5 content.
In mac OS Sierra, Safari 10 now disables Adobe's Flash Player by default - an option you had to previously select to disable.
Suggesting Apple no longer wants its customers to be exposed to Flash vulnerabilities and wants you running on HTML5, the newer, safer way of browsing the web. There’s a different version depending on the age of your operating system.
In this article we outline how to uninstall Flash Player on Mac and the various Flash-fixes we've noted along the years. The newest is for OS X 10.6, but don’t worry, it covers all subsequent versions of the OS.
Launch the uninstaller from your Downloads folder on your Mac. Click Finish You may see a “Flash out-of-date” button on the web page, which when clicked directs you to visit Adobe’s website and download Flash from there. Apple will block Flash if the version on your system is out of date.
Enter your admin password and close all your browsers. You will have to close any programs that also require Flash before you can install the update, click Close All 12. You may also see the alert: "Blocked Plug-in" when attempting to view Flash content in Safari. By stopping older versions of Flash from running Apple is able to guard against security vulnerabilities that could allow malware to be delivered to your Mac via Flash Player.