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Adobe Flash Player Install Manager: what is it? can I delete it?


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Hi everyone,

I'm a brand new mac owner as of yesterday, and using Safari I found that I needed to install Adobe Flash Player to do pretty much anything except for look at text and images. So I downloaded the installer (which came as a disk image on my desktop - confusing for me) and now everything works fine.

BUT: I've noticed there is now something called "Adobe Flash Player Install Manager" in my Applications>Utilities folder.

Why is that there?
Do I need it?
Can I remove it?

I assume everyone who uses Safari must have had to download the same package...

Thanks for any info!
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It's the uninstaller for Flash. It's probably best to keep it just in case.

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I'd just leave it there. It's not taking up much room.

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Thanks...

Do you guys have it too? (assuming you use Safari)
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Yes, anyone who installs flash has it. Doesn't matter which browser.

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It's not Safari specific - all browsers use Flash (although Chrome comes with Flash). Yes, I have it and so would anyone else who manually installed Flash.

EDIT: schweb beat me to it!

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I have two of these :s
One is slightly larger then the other, the larger being in Utilities > Adobe and the smaller is just in Utilities.
Also in the adobe folder is another few folders: Flashplayer > AddIns > airappinstaller.
In that is an script of some sort called airappinstaller and a file called digest.s

Any idea on why that is there?
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