FOSS Fix Installers

Security Issues and FOSS CDs

Two security settings (on Flash Player and ActiveX Controls) could interfere with the use of FOSS CD-ROM activities on PCs and Macs. For information on resolving these issues, you will need to download and install the FOSS Fix. The FOSS Fix allows your computer access Flash without those warning dialogue boxes.

Learn more about Flash Security Settings.

Error Messages You May Encounter in Running FOSS CDs

PC: Browser Restricts Showing Active Content

Windows Service Pack 2 Warning Screenshot
Resolution: Click here for instructions on allowing active content to run from CDs on your computer.

PC: Flash Player Has Stopped A Potentially Unsafe Operation

Windows Flash Security Warning Screenshot
Resolution: Download the FOSSfix.zip installer, then follow the directions in the README file that is included in the installer zip archive.

Mac User: Flash Player Has Stopped a Potentially Unsafe Operation

Macintosh Flash Security Warning Screenshot
Resolution: Download the FOSSfix installer for systems running 10.6 and earlier or 10.7 and later. Download the installer and then follow the directions in the README file that is included in the installer disk image.