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the elusive flash block for internet explorer 8


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mikeloeven

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i have heard around that there is a firefox style flash blocker plugin for internet explorer. but on doing some google searches all the sites claiming to provide this have sketchy names and frankly i really dont trust any of the google hits just by the look and feel of the sites.

does anyone know the official version of this plugin and where i can safley download it.
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In Internet Explorer, the Flash Player runs as an 'ActiveX' control (not a plug-in like it does on Firefox).

Therefore, you simply need to disable that particular ActiveX control.

Open IE >> Tools >> Manage Add-ons.
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yeah but that doesent give the functionality i wanted with flash block the flash window is still there and you can press play to enable it if you turn off active x wont you have to restart ie if you want to view something selectivly
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In that case just use Firefox with it's flash-blocker extension, surely the simplest solution?
Also, Firefox is safer anyway since it doesn't use any ActiveX stuff (which can be used for malicious purposes).

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 17 February 2011 - 02:17 PM.

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i actually have firefox ie8 and safari installed. firefox is what i use when i need to visit less than reputable sites. and safari is a emergancy system because 90% of viruses that disable ie and firefox dont bother to redirect safari and or dont know how to interact with it.

now if only there was a way my computer could read my ming and dynamicly change my default browser based on what i am doing at the time :D

Edited by mikeloeven, 17 February 2011 - 08:24 PM.

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"now if only there was a way my computer could read my ming and dynamicly change my default browser based on what i am doing at the time "P"

Dream on!
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