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

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    Question Adobe Flash Player Install Manager: what is it? can I delete it?
    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!
    -phiz

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    Adobe Flash Player Install Manager: what is it? can I delete it?
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    It's the uninstaller for Flash. It's probably best to keep it just in case.
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    Adobe Flash Player Install Manager: what is it? can I delete it?
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    I'd just leave it there. It's not taking up much room.
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    Adobe Flash Player Install Manager: what is it? can I delete it?

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    Thanks...

    Do you guys have it too? (assuming you use Safari)

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    Adobe Flash Player Install Manager: what is it? can I delete it?
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    Yes, anyone who installs flash has it. Doesn't matter which browser.
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    Adobe Flash Player Install Manager: what is it? can I delete it?
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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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    Adobe Flash Player Install Manager: what is it? can I delete it?

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    Not sure...
    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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