Tony, I agree 100% with you, I had to do the same. Putting those already-set tick boxes to download Chrone and the toolbar on not only SNEAKY, is also makes a mockery of Google's original 'do no harm' byword.
The fact is: we don't need Flash and we should be doing our utmost to do without it. It's proprietary technology which offers what its makers decide for themselves. I'm presently running without Flash because the latest release has definitely made IE9 unstable fo rme, as shown by carrying out uninstalling/reinstalling sequences. Try getting an older version off the Adobe site - you can't: the sequence for asking for it goes through a trail of spurious pages that ends up where you started. (Is that engineered or incompetance?). Even when it wasn't doing that, it was pestinentially poopping up asking to install new versions so often that its credibility as well-managed software was, at least for me, plain gone! The big boys who build Flash into their offerings should stop using it.
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