How to block Flash animation in websites?

Flash provides a great way to make your web page interactive with graphical illustrations etc. On the other hand, visiting flash sites occupy your internet bandwidth more. If you're using a dial-up connection and wish to block Flash intro's in websites, you can disable Flash animations by setting a Kill-bit for this ActiveX control:

Shockwave Flash Object

NOTE: Backup the Registry before modifying it. See this article for more information on backing up the registry keys.

  • Open Registry Editor by typing REGEDIT.EXE in the Start, Run dialog.

  • Navigate to the following location:

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility]

  • Create a sub-key named {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}

  • In the right-pane, create a new REG_DWORD value named Compatibility Flags

  • Set the data for Compatibility Flags to 400 (hexadecimal)

To undo the change, merge the REG file which you've created. Or, simply delete the {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} sub-key under ActiveX Compatibility key.

Additional Information: There are third-party utils like Spyware Blaster, SpyBot S&D, TurnFlash which can automate the same. TurnFlash v2.10 (User Interface Version): nirsoft...tflash2.html