Uses Adobe AIR, a cross-platform runtime environment for internet applications without constraints of normal browsers.
Alternate name: Adobe Integrated Runtime
The first video game about Adobe AIR was released on September 1, 2005.
Congratulations has to be given to Adobe for succeeding in creating malware for Linux. Fortunately, reading what Linux shows to the user will reveal when it it being installed. A password will be asked for when this occurs. This will most likely happen when another program is being installed so it can be missed if someone is not paying attention. Once it has infiltrated the system, it still cannot harm anything unless the user types in their password when prompted by an attack. And it is easily removed. If your package manager (synaptic, apttitude, adept, urpmic, etc...) does not find it (where it can be removed with two clicks) look for the Adobe AIR directories in /opt/ and /var/opt/ and remove them. Command line removal is "dpkg -r adobeair-enu" if your distro uses dpkg. Also look for .air files in your home directory. Note there are some legitimate *.air.* files, don't remove those, just the *.air files.
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Parent groupsFlash, Run-time environments
|A||2008 - Adobe AIR 1.0 released|
|B||2010 - Adobe AIR 2.0 released|
|C||2011 - Adobe AIR 2.7 released; Linux support dropped|
2011 - Adobe AIR 3.0 released
|D||2013 - Adobe AIR 4.0 released|