Due to the number of problems Adobe Flash Player has, it’s not as popular as it once was. Still, a plethora of websites still use it, and people who want to access those sites, need to have Flash Player installed on their system.
Have you debated about getting Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer? If so, you’ll be happy to learn that it’s a free player – free to download, free to install. If you visit a website that asks you for money to download and install it, they are scamming you, and you don’t need to do it.
This happened with a Google Play Store app is known as F11, which promised Flash Player could be installed on Android devices for a price of €18, paid through PayPal. Once payment was submitted, users were directed to install both Dolphin and Firefox browsers.
Of course, there’s a problem with this. Android 4.1 Jellybean and higher no longer offer any support for Adobe Flash Player. You could pay to have it, but you can’t actually download the player to your device. On top of that, both browsers already have a built-in Adobe Flash Player support, meaning it can be downloaded for free.
Anyone that downloads F11 and paid money for Flash Player was ripped off.
Google Play Store has removed F11, but that doesn’t mean other scams won’t become available. The best way to avoid being taken for a ride is to remember that Adobe Flash Player is free to download and install. If you don’t have it already and want it, you can go to get.adobe.com/flashplayer.
If you’re the proud owner of an Android device, you’ll need to download another browser that supports Flash – Dolphin, Firefox, etc. – from the Google Play Store.