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Having been around since 1996, Adobe Flash Player has played a crucial role in the evolution of the web. For the longest time, before HTML5 became truly widespread, it was the only effective way to lớn run multimedia nội dung online, including video, games, applications, audio, và more.

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Today, the era of Adobe Flash Player is coming to lớn an end. While the Flash Player 2020 is still supported, Adobe announced back in 2017 that 2020 would be the last year of support for the software. Accordingly, all major browsers, from Safari lớn Firefox and Chrome, replaced most of Flash Player’s functionality with compatible HTML5 features. What’s more, Microsoft said it would completely remove Flash from its browsers at the over of 2020.

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So why has the internet, which benefited so much from everything that Flash had khổng lồ offer, suddenly turned against it? In a word, it had a lot to vì chưng with security issues and the closed ecosystem of Adobe.

Why Is Adobe Flash Player Going Away?

In his 2010 letter, Thoughts on Flash, Steve Jobs outlined his reasons for Apple’s quả táo devices not supporting the Flash standard, which arguably greatly accelerated its downfall. Jobs cited poor performance on di động devices, frequent crashes, high battery consumption, & availability of better xuất hiện standards (i.e. HTML5) that are able lớn completely replace Flash.

In reality, security vulnerabilities have plagued Adobe Flash Player throughout its life, và it has been widely reported to be the primary target for hackers trying to lớn exploit those vulnerabilities, which companies producing browsers and operating systems couldn’t fix due lớn the proprietary nature of Flash.

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Having said that, there are still quite a few reasons for why you might want to use Adobe Flash Player. For example, it could still be the only way some legacy media content on the website (e.g. Videos, games) is going to lớn play on your Mac. So let’s look at how to enable Adobe Flash Player in Chrome.


How to enable Adobe Flash Player on Chrome

If you need lớn use Flash Player today, your best bet is khổng lồ go with Google Chrome. You might be surprised khổng lồ hear that the Flash plugin is already installed in Chrome, however, it’s turned off by default — you need to turn on Flash in Chrome Flash settings yourself.

So how khổng lồ allow Flash on Chrome?

Open Google Chrome và go to Settings (⌘ + ,)Scroll down to lớn “Privacy & security”Click Site Settings ➙ FlashBy default, there’s a toggle set to lớn the off position that says “Block sites from running Flash (recommended).” Switch it on, so it says “Ask first.”


Now, every time you visit a website that contains something for Flash Player Chrome will ask your permission to lớn play it instead of blocking it. But your settings will only work until you quit Google Chrome. So don’t forget khổng lồ come back và reset it after.

In case you’re having problems with the Chrome Flash Player, updating Google Chrome could help:

Open Chrome & click on the thực đơn button in the top-right cornerClick Update Google Chrome, if available. Otherwise, you’re currently on the latest version.Alternatively, visit google.com/chrome and download the latest version of Chrome from there

Remember that Google Chrome will stop the tư vấn for the Flash Chrome plugin at the over of 2020, so if you absolutely need to use it, make sure you stop Google Chrome from automatically updating sooner rather than later (and use another browser for day-to-day work). But how vị you bởi that? It’s a bit more technical:

Launch Terminal from your Applications ➙ Utilities folderType defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 0Press EnterQuit Terminal and relaunch Google Chrome


Note: This command will stop the general Google Software Update script from working, so none of your Google apps (e.g. Google Drive for Mac) will automatically receive updates.

To undo the change và let the Chrome browser update itself again:

Launch TerminalType defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 10000Press EnterQuit Terminal và restart Google Chrome


How khổng lồ update Adobe Flash Player for Chrome

Most of the time, when you enable Flash in Chrome, it’s going khổng lồ be up to date. But, occasionally, you could see a Chrome enable Flash error. To resolve it, try updating your Adobe Flash Player Chrome edition first:

Open ChromeType chrome://components in the URL bar và hit EnterScroll down lớn Adobe Flash PlayerClick “Check for update”


Alternatively, you can simply reinstall your Chrome Flash Player altogether:

Visit get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversionsPick your OS from the dropdownSelect PPAPI as a versionClick download Flash PlayerFind và install the Adobe Flash Player for Chrome in your Downloads folder


Why scan your Mac for Adobe Flash malware?

It’s good to understand that every major browser is disabling the use of Adobe Flash for a reason — there are simply too many security flaws in the software. So if you consciously search for how to lớn enable Flash in Chrome, you’re exposing yourself to lớn some potential risk.

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To see if any malware has infiltrated your Mac:

Launch CleanMyMac XNavigate to lớn the Malware Removal tab under ProtectionClick ScanHit Remove, if any malware was found