chrishoffman at May 1st, 2014 06:40 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/188059/how-to-enable-click-to-play-plugins-in-every-web-browser/
Most web browsers load Flash and other plug-in content as soon as you open a web page. Enable “click-to-play” plug-ins and your browser will load a placeholder image instead — click it to actually download and view the content.
apa240 at May 1st, 2014 08:18 — #2
I personally prefer using ActiveX filtering in Internet Explorer. (Available in the menu > Safety > ActiveX Filtering.) When you browse to a website with a plugin it gives you a little icon in the address bar, instead of a popup on the bottom of every page. Plus it's easier to enable/disable per site, by going the manage add-ons way you have to open that menu to remove a site if you just wanted to enable it temporarily.
jbusnengo at May 1st, 2014 11:04 — #3
Blocking Flash in Firefox without resorting to an extension is simple. Just go to the Plugins page of the Add-ons Manager (Ctrl-Shift-A). There, you can choose one of three options for each of your plugins: Always Activate (no click necessary to play), Ask to Activate (click-to-play), or Never Activate (block entirely).
nsdcars5 at May 1st, 2014 11:27 — #4
Click-to-play is the best thing in Chrome after autocorrect.
readandshare at May 1st, 2014 14:23 — #5
Two questions for those who know...
Chrome recommends running plug in's automatically. Does that mean plug in's are relatively harmless -- despite the media attention?
Does switching from the recommended 'run automatically' setting over to the 'click to play' setting provide the same protection as installing NoScript?
gerald309 at May 4th, 2014 11:23 — #6
I would suggest a serious notice of possible/probable malware infection now proliferating in flash videos with this how-to article. This goes back perhaps a decade when malware was discovered as embedded in simple photos and now is doing this in videos. To have all browsers set to auto-play is a recipe for disaster in cases where quality antimalware is not installed and running 24/7 with real Time Protection activated. Even then, infection may be possible and is reflected in the latest Adobe Flash Update for this... https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/04/28/Adobe-Releases-Security-Updates-Flash-Player As a webmaster of a security site since 2005, I would recommend the opposite and use the stop all video play on websites. Otherwise before the webpage even loads with a rigged video - the PC is already infected and generally a severe mess with the types of crimeware employed such as scareware and ransomware. IMO. Thanks for a chance to respond, I enjoy your mega-site!
system at May 11th, 2014 06:41 — #7
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