I know that the poster is genuinely looking for a technical answer. But I would like to point out something more security related: Adobe* stuff are security nightmares.
In the last month alone, there have been at least 50 vulnerabilities found in Adobe software. A fair high percentage of which was Flash.
Search any security site for information.
I do not install Adobe Flash, Air, Reader or any other software on my computer. I do use Adobe Photoshop, but that is on a computer that is not connected to the internets.