Flush
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Flush free download for Mac

Flush3.1

15 September 2010

Flash cookie removal tool.

Overview

Flush... Flash Cookie Removal Tool For OS X.

For those who do not know about Flash cookies, more properly referred to as Local Shared Objects (LSO), they operate in a similar way to regular browser cookies but are stored outside the purview of your browser, meaning you cannot delete them from within your browser, whether Safari, Firefox, Opera or any other. Typically they are issued from sites or 3rd party sites that contain Adobe Flash content. Since virtually all Internet advertising is delivered in Flash, Google/Doubleclick and all other Internet advertising companies are sure to be tracking your browsing behavior with Flash cookies. These companies can see you traverse the Internet as you come upon the plethora of sites that contain their embedded advertising.

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Version 3.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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17 Reviews of Flush

5
Fyreflye
14 November 2009
Version: 0.3.1

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Firefox has an extension that does the same job, but this is a useful tool for those of us who prefer OmniWeb, Safari or other browsers. Very easy to install and use.
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Land
15 October 2012
Version: 3.1
Developer's site no longer exists. Download link is no more. Flush is … well … flushed.
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Er1cCS
28 March 2012
Version: 3.1
I've been using Flush 3.1 for some time without problems. But yesterday, instead of listing the items to be flushed, the program displays the message, "Could not open a new pseudo-tty." It then opens the "standard" "Welcome to Flush 3.1. Do you want to flush these Flash cookies into your Trash now?" window. What's wrong here? How should I proceed?
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3.5
Vinkri
18 March 2012
Version: 3.1
Great to buy airplane tickets (really!)! Many airlines, especially low cost, use flash cookies to "know" if you already asked for a price and propose you the same ticket for a bigger price. But if your flash cookies are flushed, then the original price is displayed... Anyway, Flush is easy to use, it works and it's free...
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GeogProf
07 October 2011
Version: 3.1
This appears to have been abandoned — no updates in over a year despite that the last version wasn't yet even close to being fully developed and that giant developments in LSO and other such evils have occurred since its release. It is therefore useless.
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roger-wilco
06 May 2011
Version: 3.1
Using it in 10.4.11 PPC machine. Works fine deleting cookies as advertised, but no way to preview found so far. It displays Terminal and a box asking if I want to delete them now or not. If yes, it deletes them. If not, it closes the window, closes Terminal. How do I preview these cookies please?
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Ralf-Runstedt
29 March 2011
Version: 3.1
Great little utility - it's pretty fast too! :)
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3.5
Harv
13 February 2011
Version: 3.1
Lately, I developed the following problem on both my machines. Whenever I run Flush, I get the following: File Computer HDName: Users:Shortname:Library:Prefereences:Macromedia: Flash Player wasn’t found. And then I must quit Terminal. Has anyone else had this experience?
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5
Tom46
05 October 2010
Version: 0.3.1
Great app and easy to use. Could it possibly be enhanced to get rid of Google Analytics cookies too?
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papericons
19 September 2010
Version: 0.3.1
Sorry but the method below kept the website Veoh from working correctly. I want to apologize to the Flush developer for not restricting my comments to the software. I have used Flush for quite some time, find it useful and recommend it to people I know. It does what it says it will do
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papericons
19 September 2010
Version: 0.3.1
No More Flash cookies (Mac) Go to the following folders and move all you find to the trash: Your Home Folder/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/#SharedObjects Your Home Folder/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys Go back to the Flash Player Folder. Do a Get Info on the #SharedObjects and macromedia.com folders. Lock them. Restart computer and you should be good to go. You can check if this works by going to Hulu then see if Flush finds any Flash cookies.
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5
Harv
30 December 2009
Version: 0.3.1
Great app. As for me, 5 stars! I only wish there were a scheduling capability/preference so I could automatically run it daily.
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2ktz
02 December 2009
Version: 0.3.1
i noticed having downloaded it it size GREW from 101K it says here to 266K.... just wondering if anyone else has noticed that.... yeah the PEACE button always makes me chuckle....but love this little app....great stuff.... i dont use any other app like this as read about the hassle most people seem to have and i know this may bot go into as much detail as others ( safari cookies i think it was called from apples site) but im using this little thing for now... anyone know how to check for updates with this? do i have to keep checking here for the latest version all the time ? will recommend this to friends
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Virtualtaoist
17 November 2009
Version: 1.0
Great Little App, I thought I kept my system regularly clean of internet crud buildup, got a big surprise when I ran this little gem of an app and saw the large list of files Flash had hidden on my system (It's ridiculous what Adobe is letting Flash development rot away to) Anyway, great little app, A couple of suggestions for the developer though. Anyway you could make it so that it automatically runs when started and clears everything? The "Peace" button made me chuckle, but I just want to clean out the cache as quick as possible, no extra buttons please :D
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5
papericons
15 November 2009
Version: 0.3.1
Bast*rds! I had no idea cookies could be planted in such a manner. Thank you for making this application!
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Fyreflye
14 November 2009
Version: 0.3.1
Firefox has an extension that does the same job, but this is a useful tool for those of us who prefer OmniWeb, Safari or other browsers. Very easy to install and use.
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Aeschylus
14 November 2009
Version: 0.3.1
Works just like it says. Why haven't we had this before? Installs easily, finds flash cookies quickly. Then it displays them, and allows you to select them individually or to select all. One more click, and they're in the trash. Empty the trash, and good-bye nuisance. Ahhh. Nice.
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Dorkypants
14 November 2009
Version: 0.3.1
You can also use Adobe's web page for managing Flash settings to selectively delete/keep Flash cookies:
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