Disable Flash plugin

Need a quick and easy way to disable the flash plugin for testing purposes? After discovering that almost all tools on the market didn't work or just required too much fiddling to get them working, I have found a quick way that works. This is on Windows 2000. Rename flash.ocx that resides in the c:\winnt\system32\Macromed\Flash\ folder. Voila...plugin disabled. Rename it back and it's re-enabled! You could easily create a batch file to do this for you and then you'd have an instant plugin toggle.

Published February 16, 2004 · Updated September 17, 2005
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deko said on September 26, 2004

With the help of a couple of simple scripts, you can toggle Flash on and off in Windows XP without a performance penalty or error messages. For details, see:
http://www.clearpointsystems.com/toggleFlash.php

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