|I kinda do that myself some. Not dozy at all, what you don't know is that I do the interwebby thing with flash turned off because I don't want to be bothered by a commercial or a virus not to mention having my bandwidth choked to death. With the browser unable to check for updates along with flash I don't have any surprise downloads happening. By my sister's account she wasn't even in the room and flash decided to update itself when the SHTF. That's scary to me. I feel safe because I'm not idling on facebook with flash turned on or able to update itself in any possible way. Yes, I'm at risk, but my safe behavior is safe enough until I get busy updating what I want to in the order I want to. My flash version is 188.8.131.526, we go for a year between these wholesale flash attacks and I don't need to be bothered every other week when there is nothing wrong with the way flash has been working. Now there is something very wrong and I will update soon.|
ESR is Extended Service Release, that version is still 18 and they were still supporting it with updates even though there were higher versions for the public at large, but this might be the game changer and the death knell for 18. I wish I could get paid to write exploitable holes in my own software...
XP still working good with a decent Host file, on very rare occasions when I'm off on a tangent hunting something I don't even really need, I will hit a page that won't connect. Takes a few tries before I recall a very good reason why that might be happening, and just as often firefox will alert me to a reported dogy site too. I'm sure they have their very own Host file system but they do use MS Host as well. I can imagine that Win 10 does it different, I'm not looking forward to it either. Maybe by the time I'm forced to do that, they will have some of the larger humps mowed down a bit.