> > But answer came there none. > > Sorry, I saw your thread on my way out Sorry too, John, if you thought that was directed at you... just a passing "nobody's listening" observation :) > (My main point was that, if you use a popular configuration, then you have > the same risk level as others, and because this is a big fat target Safety in numbers... like the millions of victims of Melissa/Love-bug/Kournikova etc.? > > since Flash is reliant on ActiveX (a M$ issue) it is simply not safe. > > Hmm, seems like a leap there... how do you get from "some may judge some > ActiveX Controls to have some risk" to "the Macromedia Flash Player in > ActiveX form is not safe"? I always admire your spirited defence of all things Macromedic, and yes, you're right, precisely speaking I should have phrased it elsehow, but the result is the same... before I view Flash I have to say yes to ActiveX, which I'm not satisfied is safe. > If you'd like to avoid ActiveX Controls in general, then using a browser > other than IE/Win is one easy path. Or using IE/Win with ActiveX disabled... oops! No Flash. Shame about that... but I think I can live without it. And even though nobody else is reading this thread, my attitude (wrong as it may be) is not exactly uncommon. Yes, I'm a "got Flash player" statistic, but I'm also an invisible "never views Flasher". :0) Thanks again John for the answers.