Flush
Flush 3.1
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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
What's New
Version 3.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Land commented on 15 Oct 2012
Developer's site no longer exists. Download link is no more. Flush is … well … flushed.
[Version 3.1]


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Er1cCS reviewed on 28 Mar 2012
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?
[Version 3.1]

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Er1cCS replied on 31 Mar 2012
I found it myself. I'm unclear what actually caused the problem, but it turned out that by going into Terminal.app I found a slew of windows open. Closing all of them eliminated the problem
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Vinkri reviewed on 18 Mar 2012
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...
[Version 3.1]


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GeoProf commented on 06 Oct 2011
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.
[Version 3.1]


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roger.wilco reviewed on 06 May 2011
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?
[Version 3.1]

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Vinkri replied on 18 Mar 2012
just open you trash folder and browse through the flushed items. They're useless, anyway...
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Ralf_Runstedt commented on 29 Mar 2011
Great little utility - it's pretty fast too! :)
[Version 3.1]


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Harv reviewed on 13 Feb 2011
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?
[Version 3.1]


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Tom46 reviewed on 05 Oct 2010
Great app and easy to use. Could it possibly be enhanced to get rid of Google Analytics cookies too?
[Version 0.3.1]


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Pennyhead reviewed on 18 Sep 2010
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
[Version 0.3.1]


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Pennyhead commented on 18 Sep 2010
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.
[Version 0.3.1]

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Pennyhead replied on 18 Sep 2010
I tested a few websites that use Flash. One of them choked a little bit and caused a spinning beach ball (veoh) but eventually worked fine so use at your own risk.
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Ralf_Runstedt rated on 29 Mar 2011

[Version 3.1]


Downloads:12,511
Version Downloads:9,621
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:15 Sep 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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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