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[Solved] Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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I'm confused. Running Mint 19.0 When I look in Firefox plugins it lists Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156, last updated 2/25/19. I want to rid my system of Flash which I never personally installed. Uncertain if it could have been installed when I installed Mint back in August on my laptop. However when I ran sudo apt remove adobe-flashplugin flashplugin installer it told me it wasn't installed. And the synaptic software manager only offers to mark for installation. So, is it installed or not?? :roll: Thanks for all help.
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Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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Planet33 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:38 pm
I'm confused. Running Mint 19.0 When I look in Firefox plugins it lists Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156, last updated 2/25/19. I want to rid my system of Flash which I never personally installed. Uncertain if it could have been installed when I installed Mint back in August on my laptop. However when I ran sudo apt remove adobe-flashplugin flashplugin installer it told me it wasn't installed. And the synaptic software manager only offers to mark for installation. So, is it installed or not?? :roll: Thanks for all help.
Firefox has its own Shockwave Flash plugin which you can remove.

If Synaptic Package Manager says it's not installed, then it's not installed.
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Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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How can I remove from Firefox? I didn’t see any uninstall options.

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Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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Planet33 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:21 pm
How can I remove from Firefox? I didn’t see any uninstall options.
You can't uninstall Firefox Shockwave Flash, but you can set it to never activate in Add Ons, Plugins. The arrow at the far right has Ask to Activate, Always Activate and Never Activate option.
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Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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Hello, planet33.

Execute the following commandline to identify the package name(s) of Flash 32.0.0.156, installed on your system:

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dpkg --list *flash* | grep "^ii"
This command will display the exact package name(s).

Here on my system the result looks like follows:

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$ dpkg --list *flash* | grep "^ii"
ii  adobe-flash-properties-gtk 1:20190312.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 i386         GTK+ control panel for Adobe Flash Player plugin
ii  adobe-flashplugin          1:20190312.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 i386         Adobe Flash Player plugin
So in order to uninstall Flash here, I would close Firefox, then execute:

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sudo apt-get remove adobe-flashplugin adobe-flash-properties-gtk
In case the first command, dpkg, should display that flashplugin-installer has been installed, the command to uninstall it is:

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sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer
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Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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Very helpful Karl.

Here's what I get:

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dpkg --list *flash* | grep "^ii"
ii  adobe-flashplugin          1:20190312.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 amd64        Adobe Flash Player plugin
ii  libhal1-flash              0.3.3-2                       amd64        Compatibility library to allow playback of Flash DRM content
If I remove the adobe-flashplugin do I need to do anything with the compatibility library for the DRM content?

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Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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kevin987 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:32 pm

You can't uninstall Firefox Shockwave Flash, but you can set it to never activate in Add Ons, Plugins. The arrow at the far right has Ask to Activate, Always Activate and Never Activate option.
Thank you. I've done that now. I also use Chromium. Appears Flash is disabled by default.
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Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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Planet33 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:07 pm
If I remove the adobe-flashplugin do I need to do anything with the compatibility library for the DRM content?
Just get rid of it all, no reason to keep it around:

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apt purge --autoremove adobe-flashplugin libhal1-flash

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Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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Thanks everyone.

So before I remove Flash, is it best to completely remove it for security sake or will disabling Flash suffice? Any practical reason to keep it?

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Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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Hi, Planet33.

In case you keep the Flash software packages installed on the system, but you disable Flash inside your browsers, then no webpage will be able to make your browsers display Flash videos.
But you could re-enable it, if you ever had the need.

In case you uninstall the Flash software packages from your system, you can be 100% sure that Flash cannot be invoked in any way any longer, because it is absent.

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[Solved] Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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gm10 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:17 pm

Just get rid of it all, no reason to keep it around:

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apt purge --autoremove adobe-flashplugin libhal1-flash
Removed it. Thanks all, Kevin, Karl and gm10 for your knowledge and direction. :D
regards, planet33

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Re: [Solved] Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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Planet33 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:20 am
gm10 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:17 pm

Just get rid of it all, no reason to keep it around:

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apt purge --autoremove adobe-flashplugin libhal1-flash
Removed it. Thanks all, Kevin, Karl and gm10 for your knowledge and direction. :D
regards, planet33
Hi Planet33,

Did the apt-purge also remove the Shockwave Flash plugin for Firefox?
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Re: [Solved] Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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kevin987 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:43 pm

Did the apt-purge also remove the Shockwave Flash plugin for Firefox?
Hello Kevin,
Yes it did.

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Re: [Solved]Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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TRUST BUT VERIFY any advice from anybody, including me. M19.1 XFCE (Dell 1520). Dual booting M19.1 XFCE / W7 (Acer netbook) and M19.1 XFCE / W7 (Lenovo desktop). All 32 bit Windows systems are running 64 bit Mint.

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Re: [Solved]Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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I2k4 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:51 am
Maybe of interest:

https://helpx.adobe.com/shockwave/shock ... e-faq.html
Good to know. Thanks for sharing this l2k4,

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Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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karlchen wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:48 pm

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sudo apt-get remove adobe-flashplugin
If I do this it also says that mint-meta-codecs will be removed. That doesn't seem ok, is it?

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Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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polarvortex wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:15 am
karlchen wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:48 pm

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sudo apt-get remove adobe-flashplugin
If I do this it also says that mint-meta-codecs will be removed. That doesn't seem ok, is it?
That's fine.
Tune up your LM 19+: ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools

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Re: [Solved]Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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Won't that remove "all the packages required for multimedia support in Linux Mint"? :shock:

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Re: [Solved]Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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polarvortex wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:43 am
Won't that remove "all the packages required for multimedia support in Linux Mint"? :shock:
No, it will just remove the meta-package that was used to originally install them. You don't need it anymore.
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Re: [Solved]Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

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gm10 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:50 am
it will just remove the meta-package that was used to originally install them. You don't need it anymore.
Thanks!

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