TurnFlash v2.10
Copyright (c) 2003 Nir Sofer


Many Web sites today use the Macromedia Flash component for creating animated ads. These ads consumes additional bandwidth and sometimes even slow down your computer. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer doesn't provide a simple way to disable the Flash component. Furthermore, if you refuse to install the Flash component, Internet Explorer will constantly ask you to install Flash in each time that you enter into a Web page that contains a Flash object. This utility allows you to easily disable and enable the Flash component in Internet Explorer browser (Version 5.00 and above). When you disable flash with this utility, all new windows in Internet Explorer will be opened without using the Flash component. The disabling of Flash doesn't affect the windows that are already opened. While the Flash Component is disabled, Internet Explorer will not ask you to download and install it. However, the disabling of the Flash component might cause a script error in some Web pages. Be aware that in Windows NT, 2000 and XP, this utility will not work if you don't have permission to write to the Registry keys of Internet Explorer.

Using TurnFlash

The TurnFlash utility is a standalone executable, and it doesn't require any installation process or additional DLLs. In order to start using it, run the executable file: tflash.exe After you run it, a small icon containing a blue circle with "F" letter will be appeared in you taskbar.
The icon in the taskbar shows you whether the Flash component is enabled or disabled: if the "F" letter appears inside the blue circle, the Flash component is currently enabled. if the "F" letter doesn't appear in the taskbar icon, the Flash component is disabled.

In order to switch the state of the Flash component from enabled to disabled and vise versa, click on the taskbar icon with the left mouse button. If you want to close the TurnFlash utility, click on the taskbar icon with the right mouse button, and in the popup menu, select "Exit".

Command-line Options

onEnable Flash and exit immediately.
offDisable Flash and exit immediately.
on!Enable Flash and continue running in the taskbar icon.
off!Disable Flash and continue running in the taskbar icon.


This utility is released as freeware for personal use. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include the 'readme.txt' file in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com

Download TurnFlash v2.10 - user interface version (6KB)