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  • 1.0 stars

    "P.O.S. Software"

    January 7, 2015  |  

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235

    Pros

    none, all it does is crash and update constantly

    Cons

    I hate this program and wish the internet world could find alternative to this crappy software. It's big and bulky, wastes valuable hd space, freezes up your browser and computer frequently, updates almost every day and crashes more often then that. If I could get rid of this P.O.S. software I would.

    Summary

    unfortunately, you're stuck with it and all the headaches that go along with it. Adobe really needs to start from scratch and fix it right instead of doing patches that just make it worse!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "The internet would be so much better without Flash"

    December 30, 2014  |   By m_petrock

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235

    Pros

    None. Every update is horrible.

    Cons

    Takes up disc space and does nothing but crash and because it always crashes, it's nearly impossible to get things to work right.

    Summary

    It's almost as if the developers say to themselves with every update, "Let's see what user interface/experience we can screw up next."

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crashes more than any other software I've ever used"

    December 19, 2014  |   By falconsdream

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235

    Pros

    When it works, it does what it's supposed to do as a minimal functionality embedded video player.

    Cons

    Adobe Flash crashes more than any other commercial software (not a small freeware/shareware app) I have now or have ever had. It crashes at least once a day on both Firefox (my primary browser) and Chrome (secondary), and sometimes crashes as many as 10x in just a few hours if I'm working in a lot of windows with extensive Flash, which I do often in my research work. I used to think it was a memory limitation on my duo core 32 bit Win7 PC with only 3.3 GB of usable memory (4GB installed). But it still does it on my 64 bit Win 8.1 laptop with 8 GB of usable memory, and much less software on it that could be competing for memory. I found that if I rolled my Flash version way back to 10.xx, it stopped crashing. Then Firefox started blocking add-ons that have security vulnerabilities, so I couldn't use Flash at all anymore without upgrading to the latest version. Of course, when I upgrade to later versions of Flash it's back to constantly crashing again - seriously limits my productivity!!

    Summary

    I HATE Adobe Flash Player more than any other software - arghh, it drives me crazy! If there was any way around it without limiting my web use in any way, I would jump on it in a heartbeat. I can hardly wait until everyone replaces their sites' Flash video plugin with HTML5!!!

    The fact that it's also one of the biggest security threats on my computer just compounds my intense dislike for this sorry excuse for a software app. Adobe has completely missed the boat on this one and amazingly, just keeps making it worse! Is there something about the Seattle area climate or culture that causes poor software design and reliability but doesn't stifle marketing dominance and monopolistic business practices?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's free and top of the line."

    December 18, 2014  |   By PrestonSergio

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235

    Pros

    It's free and top of the line.

    Cons

    Still searching for any!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Junk added by CNET.....disappointed"

    December 17, 2014  |   By cwilliamc

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235

    Pros

    Worthless program

    Cons

    When I try to download this program, CNET wanted me to download a LOT OF JUNK along with.........STUPID

    Summary

    Go somewhere else to get this program!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not happy with 16"

    December 10, 2014  |   By mary93518

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235

    Pros

    I see none.

    Cons

    after updating from 15 which I liked a lot,for the many websites I visit ,to 16 which doesn't show the YELLOW folder in the local storage folder..I can't use my cam.I need my cam to work correctly as it was before the update!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Malicious damaging software"

    November 24, 2014  |   By I like Huitica

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.223

    Pros

    No positive function

    Cons

    Will install LSO cookies(multiple) on your hard drive, stealing all available data and sending it to adobe(my security software caught this and banned it from accessing the internet)

    Summary

    I will be sending thoughts of misfortune and mayhem to adobe personnel,their friends, families and possessions(house, car, etc.)

    Updated on Nov 24, 2014

    It appears the main function of adobe software is to gather information and send it to adobe.The player will actually change values of your bootloader allowing it to add other software and phone home at random times. This is the case with ALL adobe software. The reason for the crashes is the alteration of the bootloader and phone home occurrences.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Piece of crap!!"

    September 7, 2014  |   By VHarleyFatBoy

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12.36

    Pros

    NONE, I WISH SOMEONE WOULD GIVE US A DIFFERENT CHOICE

    Cons

    CRASHING ISSUES OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Controls not reliable, can't identify video sources"

    July 23, 2014  |   By Bill_Levinson

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145

    Pros

    Plays interactive content; probably indispensable

    Cons

    Does not always respond to user commands.

    Right-clicking does not identify the source of unwanted content, which means unwanted content cannot be banned with parental or similar controls. Business IT departments may similarly be unable to ban unwanted video sources.

    Summary

    The problems show a relatively low level of pride in Adobe's workmanship. Even though this product is free, it does reflect on the company.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Adobe needs to allow access for Kindle Fire!"

    May 28, 2014  |   By Christiangirl177

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.214

    Pros

    None that I could think of!

    Cons

    Not available for the Kindle Fire system nor the Android based tablets! Adobe needs to allow us to have access to their Flash Player. I am very disappointed with this company right now! I really don't have anything positive to say about Adobe right now. Hopefully, they'll rectify this situation.

    Summary

    Adobe needs to see what people are saying about their product, not that it would matter to them.

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