What Is an Adobe Flash Player?


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Adobe Flash Player is a software program created by Adobe that lets users view interactive content and applications on the Web. Adobe Flash Player is compatible with SWF and FLV files found across the Web.

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As of 2014, Adobe Flash Player is installed in 98 percent of desktop computers across the world. Flash Player is periodically updated to ensure proper functionality and deliver new features. An auto-update feature alerts users when an update is available. To ensure a secure connection, it restricts the update to only be applied from the official Adobe website. Advertisements on the Web sometimes use Flash Player to display content, but Adobe only creates ads that feature official Adobe products.

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