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Danni4

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    Utterly Frustrated
    « on: March 24, 2019, 03:05:04 PM »
    I am trying to set Flash to click to play.

    Everything I find on the topic gives a set of instructions but I cannot find any of the stuff they say to access or click on.

    Currently, it is set to "ask first" but I still can't enable flash because something pops up in the search bar saying "extension blocked" - I don't know what this is that is blocking it - it wasn't there previously.

    I thought that it may be just an issue with chrome but I can't get flash to play in Firefox or Opera either - although they don't have the little thing saying "extension blocked".

    Can somebody give me some steps to follow that are actually in Chrome settings or wherever I might need to access them- instead of telling me things that aren't there?

    Also, does anyone have any idea what it is that might be blocking the extensions and how I get rid of it because it never used to be there?

    I am running Windows 10 on a Dell Inspiron Gaming Laptop and yes - everything is updated and I clear my cache regularly.

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    « Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 03:12:42 PM »
    What protection apps do you have and when's the last time you updated and ran scans ? ?
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      « Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 03:28:35 PM »
      By protection apps I'm assuming you mean virus protection?
      I was running Trend Micro but at the moment only the standard Windows Defender.

      I wish to add that when I click on the little thing that pops out that says it's blocking Flash there's an option to "Allow Flash this time" but when I click to allow nothing happens.

      I should also add that all settings and flags in Chrome are set to allow Flash. Plus I have the sites I'm trying to use Flash on whitelisted in the settings.

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      Re: Utterly Frustrated
      « Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 03:52:54 PM »
      Hi

      Please check if you have KB4489907 update installed if you do try un installing it , power down and restart windows and see if flash is working.

      Here is the link with information about this update
      https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/ScopedViewInline.aspx?updateid=b048d1bf-4d19-4793-a18d-1d4bd8c094fb

      If Flash starts working then you still need the update. So re install the update and then re install flash.

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        « Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 04:10:15 PM »
        Ok I've done that and I've reinstalled Flash.

        I still have the same issue - the little thing that pops out from the search bar blocking it. I don't know if it helps anyone to recognize what it is but it has a little icon that looks like a jigsaw puzzle piece.

        To add re Trend Micro - I really liked it but I didn't renew because it's quite expensive and I don't have the money for it at this time - so if someone could suggest a cheaper - or even free - alternative that would be great.

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        Re: Utterly Frustrated
        « Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 04:11:34 PM »
        Run the scans anyways...
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          Re: Utterly Frustrated
          « Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 04:19:00 PM »
          Ummm what scans?

          My Trend Micro used to do this automatically for me.

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          Re: Utterly Frustrated
          « Reply #7 on: March 24, 2019, 04:29:09 PM »
          So in around 10 minutes you un installed the  KB4489907 update and clean restarted and tested flash ? well done. The update being removed didn't have any effect on the problem ?.
          What about if you restart windows 10 in safe mode with networking and try flash ?
          Here is howto in Windows 10   https://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10

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          Re: Utterly Frustrated
          « Reply #8 on: March 24, 2019, 04:29:46 PM »
          You can run it manually...expired or not...
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            Re: Utterly Frustrated
            « Reply #9 on: March 24, 2019, 05:05:01 PM »
            Ok I've done that and no threats or anything else was found.

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            Re: Utterly Frustrated
            « Reply #10 on: March 24, 2019, 05:14:28 PM »
            OK...go to the Flash site and DLoad and run the F;ash uninstaller tool...
            re-boot and re-install Flash
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              Re: Utterly Frustrated
              « Reply #11 on: March 24, 2019, 09:31:33 PM »
              Yup did all that but I've still got this stupid little thing blocking flash even though all settings are allowing flash.
              I'm ready to throw my computer through the window!!!

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                Re: Utterly Frustrated
                « Reply #12 on: March 27, 2019, 06:27:37 PM »
                G'day All

                I want to thank you for attempting to help me with this issue.

                However, I have discovered that it is not fixable!

                Google used to allow you to select sites that you wanted to allow Flash - as of 2019 though, Google is totally blocking Flash and the other browsers must be following suite.

                So I have contacted the site tech department and asked if they could upgrade the things they have in Flash to another format not blocked by the browsers.

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                Re: Utterly Frustrated
                « Reply #13 on: March 27, 2019, 06:35:08 PM »
                Google does'nt /cannot block Flash...

                Well on 2nd thought they possibly could.
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                  Re: Utterly Frustrated
                  « Reply #14 on: March 29, 2019, 12:47:21 AM »
                  well at least now I know, that I can't fix it :-[

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                  Re: Utterly Frustrated
                  « Reply #15 on: March 29, 2019, 08:26:40 PM »
                  Bull...
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                  Re: Utterly Frustrated
                  « Reply #16 on: March 29, 2019, 09:59:59 PM »
                  With my version I have found that on Adobe's test page, I see the "Flash was blocked on this page" show up in the address bar (a puzzle piece with an X through it) I can click the box in the web page (the small test flash file) with the "puzzle piece" logo and click "Enable Adobe Flash". The page refreshes and I get the same "blocked" indicator, but I can click the Flash Player 'object'  again the run the plugin.

                  Note that using Flash Player in Chrome should be done using the built-in Flash Player. If you see any "Adobe Flash" extensions in chrome://extensions then you should remove them- Those extensions are what Chrome now blocks unilaterally, and they try to take over the built-in Flash Player which means that no Flash content can be used if the extension is installed.
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                    Re: Utterly Frustrated
                    « Reply #17 on: May 28, 2019, 11:58:58 PM »
                    I just got this issue, and solved it.
                    Thanks to this thread.
                    Solution make sure - you have KB4489907 patched.

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                    Re: Utterly Frustrated
                    « Reply #18 on: May 30, 2019, 01:16:55 AM »
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                      Re: Utterly Frustrated
                      « Reply #19 on: July 02, 2019, 12:11:55 AM »
                      You can't expect cooperation from casuals... won't happen. This is why I LOVE 8 player FFA matches. Maybe Overwatch should take FFA as the primary method for competitive and sprinkle in 6v6 deathmatches in the middle.