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Security update for Adobe Flash Player!!

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by TOGG, Aug 11, 2010.

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  1. TOGG

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  2. DarqueMist

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    thanks TOGG, I completely missed this update
     
  3. flavallee

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    Go the Adobe Flash Player activeX and plug-in updated yesterday. (y)
     
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    This is all very confusing! I have updated "Flash Player" to the recommended, latest version. However, I can not figure out how to obtain the update for the "ActiveX" nor the "Plug-in." Both of these are on the list of my installed programs. When I go to the update link, I end up at the update for "Flash Player," not the specific aspect of the program for which I am looking.

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  5. DarqueMist

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    redoak, I think it chooses what to install based on what browser you go to the site with. For me I have to do the download with firefox to get the plug in and because I occasionally use IE I have to download again, this time with IE to get the Active X version.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I just finished doing the update for IE, but by going to the Adobe download site "manually." Before, I was using "SeaMonkey." Later I'll try going directly to the download site with it.

    I wasn't aware that you didn't need both updates for each browser. In any event, I installed both for IE, plus two others that were listed. Here is where I found the updates:
    http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

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  7. TOGG

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    redoak,

    Did you run the 'official' Adobe uninstaller before you did the upgrade or just Add/Remove? http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html I don't know if any problems could be caused if you didn't use the uninstaller but, if you should have problems in future with Flash content, it's something to bear in mind.

    Also, as Darque Mist suggested, if you go here; http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ the browser you use will dictate whether you are offerred the Active X or non Active X version
     
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    Togg: I did not run the uninstaller or any uninstaller. I sure wish all programs would tell you whether or not to uninstall before installing an update. Some make it clear it is not necessary. Thanks to them for handling any need for an uninstall. Furthermore, how was I to know that one up date was for IE and the other for other browsers? I think I will be OK just the same since I have IE, Firefox and SeaMonkey installed. Adobe does make this clear when you install/update "Player" itself.

    I believe this is another example of programmers assuming clients are as sophisticated as they are. Anyone writing instructions should put themselves in the position of the potential readers or have an uninformed person read what has been written to see if they can comprehend

    I will copy your comments and put them i a file so that I can retrace my steps, if necessary.

    Thanks for your insights, {redoak}
     
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    I update Adobe Flash Player (both the activeX and plug-in versions) all the time over the older version without uninstalling them first.

    Most programs will update a new version over an old version without the need to uninstall it first. If it doesn't allow that, it'll usually prompt you to uninstall the old version first.

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    Thats how I used to do it too but lately scans with secunia would report the old flash version as being installed while the flash site would report the most current. Checking it out on the secunia forums I found mention that it was probably due to stray files being left behind and it was suggested that an uninstall (I just use the add remove programs uninstaller) be done before installing the new version. After doing it that way all reports well on both the flash site and secunia.
     
  11. TOGG

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    I use the Adobe uninstaller because the blurb accompanying it used to say that 'modern' versions of Flash couldn't be fully, or properly, uninstalled without it. However, all Adobe's web pages appear to have been redesigned recently and that particular recommendation seems to have disappeared, so who knows?

    Whatever, I assume that using the uninstaller is unlikely to cause any harm so I'll probably keep on doing it!
     
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