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Windows 7: Adobe Flash keeps asking to update

01 Oct 2011   #1

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Adobe Flash keeps asking to update

Everytime I visit a site that uses Adobe Flash, it tells me I need to update to the latest version.. I download and re-install, and it works for awhile.. But eventually it asks me to update to the latest version again.. I keep updating to the same version, there is nothing new.. Why does it keep asking me to update, when I have the latest version?

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01 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Try downloading, and running the latest stand alone Flash Uninstaller: |MG| Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller Download

Then do the same with the latest Flash version:
IE - Download Flash Player (IE) -
Non IE - Download Flash Player (Non-IE) -

Then once you have done this, go to: control panel > Flash Player and in the flash settings, select "don't look for updates to flash". If you do this, you'll be responsible for checking for flash updates every so often yourself. You can do that be bookmarking this site: Adobe - Flash Player
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02 Oct 2011   #3
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

If the Flash uninstaller suggested doesn't work for you. Suggest you d/l and run Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) It will tell you if you have older (insecure) versions of Flash still installed (they are not routinely removed when you update). The scan results will show you the path to manually remove any and all older versions. It is possible these older versions are being detected, and are insecure in any case. Also PSI is a good idea, as you may discover you have other insecure programs.

A Guy
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12 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 7600 SP1

I had the same problem:

Another Flash Player problem

Spookily I later formatted and reinstalled W7 and IE9 and the prob never materialised. Like I said in the thread Windows never installs 100% for me .

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12 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

For future reference, the following links to manual installers for Flash are hosted directly at Adobe and will always be up-to-date (which is not guaranteed for other sites):

IE 32-bit:
IE 64-bit:

Non-IE 32-bit:
Non-IE 64-bit:
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12 Oct 2011   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Another link worth keeping for up to date information on the latest Version of Adobe Flash Player etc is below


32-bit & 64-bit WHQL Version:
Date Released: October 3rd 2011

The 64-bit Flash Player installer includes both a 32-bit and 64-bit version of Flash Player

Latest Version of Adobe Flash Player
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