I have a laptop that I use strictly for financial software and logins. None of the websites I use on this laptop require Flash player. I use my other laptops for browsing and extracurricular websites. Is it safer to NOT install the Flash Player plugin on Firefox? (I don't use Chrome).

I figure why add additional plugins if I don't need it. Am I deluding myself? Thanks!

closed as primarily opinion-based by Ramhound, Journeyman Geek May 15 '14 at 11:56

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    Sure. Don't install it. If you don't need it why install it. – Ramhound May 14 '14 at 12:06
  • Thanks so much for the confirmation! Really appreciate it! – Cricket May 14 '14 at 23:59
  • How is my question primarily opinion-based? Sorry, I'm new to this forum. – Cricket May 15 '14 at 20:17

If you don't need it, don't install it. That goes the same for any other software. This reduces the attack vector (same as not installing Java if you don't need it).

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