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Windows 7: Quick question about Adobe download pages on Firefox


26 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 
Quick question about Adobe download pages on Firefox

Sorry to bug you with this, but I just want to be safe.

Earlier today, I followed the instructions here...

Uninstall Flash Player | Windows

...to uninstall Adobe Flash Player, both the ActiveX version for Internet Explorer and the plugin version for Firefox, on my laptop while trying to solve a problem that was occurring on both it and my main PC. After reinstalling it for IE, I went to reinstall it in Firefox but found that the download page was different. It redirected me from get.adobe.com/flashplayer to get2.adobe.com/flashplayer, and did the same when I went to the Reader download page. The layout of the page is different but appears to have the same information on it as what I'm used to seeing.

I haven't uninstalled Flash on my PC, and when I try to use the get2 link on it, I get redirected to get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?no_ab=1. The get2 redirecting only happens on my laptop and only in Firefox.

I just wanted to ask quickly if the get2 download link was legit and safe, what I may have done to cause the redirecting, and what the ?no_ab=1 means. Again, sorry to bother you with something so trivial, but I just thought I'd ask for peace of mind.

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26 Sep 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

My first guess was: this is load balancing. When one server gets too busy, people get pushed to get2.

I'm not sure why your laptop/Firefox combo always seems to go to get2... but it seems to be safe.

See this link:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/cc...is/1380208784/

You might try clearing cookies from Firefox on that laptop and visit get.adobe.com/flashplayer/‎ again.
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26 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Thanks. I'll give it a try tomorrow and let you know what happens. As long as it's safe, I can accept that.
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28 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

On my laptop today, I got redirected to the get2 link for Flash Player in Internet Explorer, but not for Reader (which I don't have installed on either machine and am just using as a test). On my PC, I got redirected to the get2 link for Reader in Firefox, but not for Flash Player. Since the get2 link appears to be safe, should I go ahead and mark this as solved?
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28 Sep 2013   #5

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Sure, you can mark it as solved. I'm not sure why things are redirecting the way they are, but get2 does seem to be safe.

:-)
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28 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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28 Sep 2013   #7

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I finally happened upon get2 and I can see why you wondered about it.

It also took my a while to get to the "normal" get page.

GET2
Quick question about Adobe download pages on Firefox-get2.png


GET
Quick question about Adobe download pages on Firefox-get.png

But it is still safe :-)

http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/


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29 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Thanks to both of you. I was thinking of preparing a comparison of the two pages myself, but it looks like that won't be necessary now. It's good to know that it's safe. I haven't been able to solve the problem with Flash itself that I briefly mentioned, but I'll make another topic for that tomorrow. Again, many thanks.
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