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Editorial: Adobe's Flash Updater is Bloated and Shady

Editorial: Adobe's Flash Updater is Bloated and Shady

Being one of the most prolific sources of security vulnerabilities in Windows and other platforms, Adobe Flash Player needs no introduction. In spite of that reputation, and the fact that the rest of the industry is moving away from Flash, Microsoft surprised many of us by bundling the software with its operating system for the first time with Windows 8. This is after previously announcing that they wouldn't allow Flash in the Metro version of Internet Explorer 10 -- a decision the company later reversed.

I was glad when the Adobe Flash Player Updater was released in March. Finally the day had come when our machines would be silently updated with the latest Flash version... or so I thought. It'd just seem Adobe is making all possible efforts to make its software more bloated and less attractive to all consumers, here's why.

Unreal Engine 3 comes to Adobe Flash 11

Unreal Engine 3 comes to Adobe Flash 11

Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 now supports Adobe Flash, meaning many popular gaming titles will soon be finding their way to web browsers and social networking sites. Epic’s gaming engine was originally designed for high-end PCs and gaming consoles, but has…

Apple: all new Macs will ship sans Adobe Flash

Apple revamped its MacBook Air this week and it was quickly discovered that the new laptop ships without Adobe Flash pre-installed. All previous generations of Macs have shipped with Adobe Flash, but those days are officially over. This wasn't just…