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zzzrabbit
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Flash install in SeaMonkey

Can someone be the guiding light and point me to how I install Flash in portable SeaMonkey?
I came across this page, but the info seems dated: https://portableapps.com/support/firefox_portable#plugins

It mentions a Flash Extension which would be ideal, but the page is a dead link.
Sure someone has this cured, Thanks

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copy files

simply copy files from system32/macromed/flash
to the plugin folder of your portable browser.
This will give you flash functionality in your portable browser, but note that it may leave some personal data on the host machine.

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Flash

Thanks much for reply.

I discovered thru further search that I only need to install the NPSWF*.dll into the plugin folder. It works fine so far w/o any other Flash files, just that one .dll.

Has anyone determined what "personal data" could be left on host machine once portable drive is removed? I would assume it would only be "info" related to whatever Flash was playing?

Thanks again.

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It all depends on the flash

It all depends on the flash you run, what it asks for and what you provide it.

If you were to visit an entirely flash-based webpage and enter personal info such as your name and address, that would potentially be left behind.

But if all you do is watch a flash video, it will only really store the fact that you watched the video, and probably some info about the host PC.

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where stored

OK, this has my curiosity; we use portable drives for several reasons, but one is to keep crap off the computer.

Does anyone have any idea where on the host machine these remnants of info would be. I'd like to run a test on my home machine with the portable drive and flash and see what is left behind.

Would they be in a hidden Flash folder, say under App Data?

You make a real good point about entering personal info on a webpage with flash. I cannot remember ever doing anymore than watching videos.

Thanks for the reply.

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flash suppercookies

it is likely to leave some flash suppercookies on the host computer.

They will be probably under current users appdata, Macromedia, Flash Player,shared objects

You could also use an extension like Better Privacy, which will attempt to clean those supper cookies when closing firefox.

However one has take care, the current user might have some of those supper cookies which he wants to keep for some functionality of some flash based sites. Those cookies can store only info about the site, but if some kind of authentication is needed, it will be also stored there.

Otto Sykora
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flash cookies

So you are thinking that while using browser with Flash, it will leave behind some .sol cookies; but it would not leave anything text based?

As for Better Privacy and SeaMonkey/Firefox, you think it cleans all cookies, not just the ones that occured while using the portable drive?
I wonder what happens when I use Clean Private Data from within SeaMonkey?
I know it removes all cookies and history from the portable browser, and I did not think I was placing cookies on the host computer.

My only interest in this is when I use my portable drive on friends' computers while traveling. When traveling I never use a public wifi or hotel room to access important sites, such as banking. And I'm not concerned with my friends having knowledge of any sites I log into; I just really do not want to be leaving junk on their computer.

It would be nice to feel that when using a portable drive/app, the the host computer is untouched.

Thanks for reples.

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so far sol

so far I know it will leave sol cookies, not sure about anything else, but have not heard anything so far.

From my experience, the Better Privacy simply clears those sol cookies from the current user. Better Privacy was apparently created only for this.

Other earlier tools do remove all sorts of cookies, can protect them etc, the sol are rather new and so classical tools did not much care abt them and were not able to clear them.
Also normal cookies are delivered via the browser used, but the sol cookies have not much to do with browser, they are delivered via the flash player itself which is a separate program after all.
Therefore the browser build in tools will not handle them.

It is for sure not so big matter, but when something would be declared as portable, it would be not allowed to leave such things as sol cookies on the host, as such cookie can contain also authentication details for some sites.

Therefore it is custom to warn everyone.

It is rather problematic to handle plugins 100% correctly, as the authors do change often something apparently without any notice.

Otto Sykora
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