How to Turn Off Flash

By Tyran DeWalt

Adobe Flash is software that enhances online gaming and websites. You can disable Flash to decrease the number of ads that appear when online. Disabling Flash will prevent you from getting the full functionality of some websites. Reinstalling Flash is just as simple as removing it if you decide to reinstall it.

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer. Click "Tools" and click "Internet Options." Click the "Programs" tab.

Step 2

Open the "Manage add-ons" button. Click the drop-down list under "Show" and select "Run without permission."

Step 3

Click "Shockwave Flash Object" under the "Adobe System Incorporated" section. Click the "Disable" button. Reboot your system.