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Windows 7: Latest Flash Player streamlines update process 3/29/12

29 Mar 2012   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Latest Flash Player streamlines update process 3/29/12

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Adobe has added a new feature to the latest Flash Player update that will be sweet music to the ears of system admins the world over.

Flash Player version 11.2 for Windows, OS X and Linux, introduces an automatic, silent update mechanism to help users stay up-to-date with the latest releases. Given the number and severity of vulnerabilities affecting Flash Player, this is a very good thing indeed and will make PCs a lot harder to the bad guys to get into.

The latest Flash Player can be downloaded from Adobe’s website. During installation Windows users will see a new dialog box prompting them to enable automatic updating.

If you are a Google Chrome user then the browser has been automatically updating the Flash Player plugin for you.
Read More:

Latest Flash Player streamlines update process | ZDNet


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29 Mar 2012   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

It's On, Thanks for the heading!

You can even now tell "Big Brother" Flash Player to not retain any informations about this computer when selling it!!!
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29 Mar 2012   #3
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP
 
 

I noticed that yesterday when Airbot posted the newest link and installed.

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29 Mar 2012   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I have mine set to Notify. I like to control what gets updated and when.

Jim
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31 Mar 2012   #5
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I have mine set to Notify. I like to control what gets updated and when.

Jim
Same here, I prefer to have some control over what/when something gets installed.

Hence the reason I didn't update Secunia. From what I've read, it just automatically updates things without giving you the option to choose when.
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01 Apr 2012   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have it set to disabled, yet Adobe doesn't seem to care what you select. Start here,

Sneaky Adobe Flash Player Background Updater - Security | DSLReports Forums

and then when you check Task Scheduler you find this,

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Funny, I could have sworn I opted for it to NOT check for updates ever. The sooner Flash/Adobe dies, the better. Then again it is an easy fix just by deleting the task, but it shouldn't have been there in the first place.


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02 Apr 2012   #7
Urthboundmisfit

7 Pro x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
I have it set to disabled, yet Adobe doesn't seem to care what you select.... Funny, I could have sworn I opted for it to NOT check for updates ever. The sooner Flash/Adobe dies, the better. Then again it is an easy fix just by deleting the task, but it shouldn't have been there in the first place.
+1. It also add a service "Adobe Flash Update Service" in services.msc DESPITE having opted to never check...
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02 Apr 2012   #8
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

When you downloaded the latest flash player the option box if checked said that Adobe will notify you first before it downloads the new player. It didn't give the option to never update.

I'm fine with the notify first and let my manually update.
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02 Apr 2012   #9
Urthboundmisfit

7 Pro x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
When you downloaded the latest flash player the option box if checked said that Adobe will notify you first before it downloads the new player. It didn't give the option to never update.

I'm fine with the notify first and let my manually update.
The new version gives the option to "Never check for updates" upon installation:

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