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October 25, 2010

Installing ADOBE FLASH without DLM (Block THEM!)

Adobe Flash WAS great!
Nowadays, they will "accidentally" FORCE you to install anti-virus (NORTON or whatever in the future) and their DLM or Download Manager.

Whats so bad about that?
  1. I already have a good FREE AVAST antivirus Home edition! Avast is great!
  2. I already have an extremely good download manager that can suck those internet juices easily!
Having multiple antivirus can cause havoc in my system. They are fighting with each other causing my machine to freeze. Uninstalling them are a big headache! Especially unwanted antivirus ~ because they are not good and most people don't want them.

Having Adobe DLM? What a joke. I don't need Adobe DLM.

To download Flash Latest Player for Windows directly, Just go here.. http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player.exe

Thats the .exe. Download, click and run.

The second thing, after installing Flash Player will want to know what are you browsing (movies). BLOCK THEM!

In Windows, go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
Theres a file called "hosts" right click > properties, and uncheck "read-only"
Edit the file in notepad..
add:

127.0.0.1    adobe.com
127.0.0.1    www.adobe.com

Your file will look something like this..

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

127.0.0.1       localhost
# Start of entries inserted by Spybot - Search & Destroy
127.0.0.1    adobe.com
127.0.0.1    www.adobe.com
..and more.. if any.

Save the file and restart. You won't be able to go to adobe.com anymore ~ so does other sneaky Flash. If you want to be able to go to adobe.com. Just open "hosts" file and edit the line that you've inserted before.

Don't forget to re-enable file's "read-only".

Good luck.

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