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    • #83026 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      AKB1000002: Links to Flash update resources

      By @kirsty

      Published 3 Feb 2017: rev 1.1

      Links for Offline Installers from Adobe:

      For Firefox:                                   npapi.exe

      For Chrome/Opera:                      ppapi.exe

      For Internet Explorer (ActiveX):    ax.exe
      Link for Online Updater from Adobe:  get.adobe.com

      Adobe Release Notes for Flash Player

      Adobe Latest Version for Flash Player

      Check your Flash version

      Websearch Adobe Flash issues

      Flash Uninstaller

       

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    • #83086 Reply

      Pepsiboy
      AskWoody Lounger

      Woody,

      Thanks for the information. Does KB1000002 apply to Windows 7 as well as 8? If it does, I’ll check it out later today.

      Dave

      • #83831 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        As far as I am aware, Dave, it relates to all Windows OS.

    • #83146 Reply

      twbartender
      AskWoody Lounger

      Woody,

      The link you provided to, Check your Flash version, https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html is actually a help page that shows how to, “Install Flash Player in five easy steps” along with a link you can click to, “Check if Flash Player is installed on your computer”. In my case the link shows that I have version 24.0.0, but it doesn’t show if its version, 24.0.0.168, or version 24.0.0.194

      The About Adobe Flash page found at https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ might be more useful. When the page opens, it automatically indicates which version of flash player is installed which in my case is version 24.0.0.194. Below the version box there’s a table that indicates the most recent version for each platform and each browser.

      If the flash player does need to be updated, there is a “Player Download Center” link just above the table that will take you directly to the update page for the platform and browser that you are using to view the article. To check for flash player updates for other platforms and browsers just open, https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ from that browser, and use the same “Player Download Center” link to update it.

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    • #83233 Reply

      anonymous

      Fyi, the free Avast antivirus program(for home users) has an optional Software Updater scanner/tool(installed by default) which can update the Adobe Flash Player for both the Firefox n IE browsers, besides updating other programs, eg 7-Zip, Java Runtime, VLC, etc.

    • #83870 Reply

      ch100
      AskWoody MVP

      19 old updates for Flash Player for Windows 2012 R2 have been expired by Microsoft as today 2nd February 2017. I don’t have confirmation for Windows 8.1 or other versions, but I think this applies at least to Windows 8.1.
      This is part of the maintenance effort to avoid the slowing down of the scans for Windows Update.
      There is more to be done in the Windows 8.1/2012 R2 space as based on my experience, Windows Update for both OS is slow, similar to what was experienced with Windows 7 in the recent past. This is more true for new installations or those who are far behind in keeping up with all updates. There are ways around the issue, but I think the reason that the issue is not so visible is that Windows 8.1 is a lot less in use than Windows 7.
      The server OS is normally maintained differently and is less within the scope of the current discussion.

      EDIT:
      It appears that there have been a large number of IE CUs for Windows 8.1 which have been expired today, while the same Flash Player older updates which are now expired for Windows 2012 R2, were expired a week ago for Windows 8.1, at the same time with the CU updates expired for 2012 R2.
      As I said in the original post, this is normal ongoing maintenance which has not been happening very much in the past few years, generating slow WU scanning.

      • This reply was modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago by  ch100. Reason: Update
    • #83894 Reply

      abbodi86
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    • #84576 Reply

      satrow
      AskWoody MVP

      Permalink for the latest Flash Player Uninstaller: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe.

      Useful prior to switching between major versions and when troubleshooting bugs/crashes, or when flushing out old or multiple versions etc.

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      • #87456 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        Thanks @satrow – I’ve added your link to the AKB’s rev1.1 🙂

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    • #84802 Reply

      Cartoonist Aaron
      AskWoody Lounger

      Does anyone know if there’s a way to update PepperFlash manually?

      Webcomics and the occasional electronic music - http://www.AaronUglum.com

      • #90816 Reply

        rc primak
        AskWoody Lounger

        Not quite manual. Go inside the Chrome URL Bar and type “chrome://components”. This takes you to the internal Chrome Components Updates page. Scroll down to Flash Player, and hit its Update button. If there’s an available update, this will update just the Flash Player, not the browser itself.

        Chrome went over to Component Updating around Chrome 50.While these updates should fire off automatically, sometimes they fail to do so. Also, the Main Branch (Chromexxx.m) gets the updates later than the Dev (Canary) Branch or the Beta Branch. I run Chrome Beta for this reason.

        For Edge and IE, use the wushowhide trick to block any unwanted MS Updates, and just run MS Updates for Flash Player and if available, Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool. Save the CU’s for the end of the month.

        -- rc primak

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    • #84957 Reply

      anonymous

      I believe the online Adobe Flash Player Settings Manager also has a few options that are only accessible at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html also.

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    • #88201 Reply

      anonymous

      The online settings manager offers a checkbox on whether to store third party content and one to store common Flash content. One can not do that within the control panel setting manager correct?

      • #88218 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        This may be what you are referring to:

        FP-SettingsMgr

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    • #89577 Reply

      anonymous

      https://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html

      Try that link. That page lists a checkbox to allow third party sites to store content and one to allow storage of common Flash components. They were checked by default for me and I don’t see a corresponding way to check/uncheck those settings outside of that specific online settings manager page.

    • #90817 Reply

      rc primak
      AskWoody Lounger

      The “online” Flash Player settings page is actually a local location on your PC. The presentation is in a browser, but the page is local.

      -- rc primak

    • #91153 Reply

      anonymous

      I thought Woody says running Flash Player is an absolute no no?

    • #101127 Reply

      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      Latest Version: 25.0.0.127
      Offline Installers are available online (see bottom of linked page for relevant version).

      Adobe Security Bulletin: 14 March 2017

      • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by  Kirsty. Reason: Link added
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    • #107584 Reply

      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      Latest Version 25.0.0.148
      Adobe Security Bulletin: 11 April 2017

      Offline Installers are available online (see bottom of linked page for relevant version).

      Online installer link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

      • #107669 Reply

        b
        AskWoody Lounger

        Offline Installers are available online (see bottom of linked page for relevant version).

        Online installer link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

        Windows 7 only?

        • #107672 Reply

          PKCano
          AskWoody MVP

          FlashPlayer for IE11 from Adobe is only necessary for Win7. The FlashPlayer update for IE11 for Win8.1 and Win10 are provided by Microsoft through WU.

          • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by  PKCano.
          • #107674 Reply

            b
            AskWoody Lounger

            Perhaps Kirsty could mention that each month, or provide links for Windows 8/10 users too?

            • #107675 Reply

              PKCano
              AskWoody MVP

              You don’t need a link to Windows Update

            • #107707 Reply

              b
              AskWoody Lounger

              I needed to use a link at Microsoft Update Catalog to get my flash update for Windows 10 today.

            • #107720 Reply

              Kirsty
              AskWoody MVP

              A link in the security bulletin I posted today leads you to:
              https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS17-023

              You should find the necessary links you seek there.

              Executive Summary

              This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player when installed on all supported editions of Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016.

              This security update is rated Critical. The update addresses the vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player by updating the affected Adobe Flash libraries contained within Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge. For more information, see the Affected Software section.

              For more information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 4014329.

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    • #113712 Reply

      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      Latest Version 25.0.0.171
      Adobe Security Bulletin: May 9, 2017

      Adobe Offline Installers are available online (see bottom of linked page for relevant version).

      Adobe Online installer link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

      MS Windows Support link: KB4020821

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    • #118402 Reply

      cmar6
      AskWoody Lounger

      I thought it was unsafe to use Flash nowadays?

      • #118410 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        There is a huge shift away from it, and if you can manage without it, that’s good.
        However, if you do require it, it needs to be kept up to date. If possible, have it set to “ask first” before it activates.

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    • #120455 Reply

      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      Latest Version:
      26.0.0.126 (Desktop Runtime & Google Chrome) &
      26.0.0.120 (IE11 & Edge on Win 8.1, 10)
      Adobe Security Bulletin: June 13, 2017

      Adobe Offline Installers are available online (see bottom of linked page for relevant version)

      Adobe Online installer link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

      MS Security Advisory: ADV170007

    • #120946 Reply

      anonymous

      Adobe released a new version of Flash Player today, 26.0.0.131.

      • #120991 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        According to the release notes, this is a bug fix, not a security update 🙂

        June 16, 2017
        In today’s release, we’ve updated Flash Player to address a bug that was impacting some Flash content. If you are having problems interacting with mouse button presses or drag and drop actions, we recommend you update to today’s release.

        June 13, 2017
        In today’s scheduled release, we’ve updated Flash Player and AIR with important bug fixes, security updates, and new features.

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        • #121204 Reply

          Kirsty
          AskWoody MVP

          From Michael Horowitz on computerworld.com:

          Flash Player Updated just 3 days after an update
          Jun 18, 2017

          The latest version is now 26.0.0.131, except, of course, with Microsoft’s browsers.

          The version used by the Edge browser was not updated and it remains at 26.0.0.120. The situation with Internet Explorer is so poorly explained, I can’t even guess.

          According to Adobe, “Internet Explorer – ActiveX” should be using the new version 26.0.0.131 while “Internet Explorer (embedded – Windows 8.1) – ActiveX” should be using the older version 26.0.0.120. Someone at Adobe likes puzzles.

          Chrome on Windows should be using the latest version, but I have found that the browser frequently reports itself as being up to date, even when the Flash Player is not. To force Chrome to update Flash, see my blog from February: How to immediately update Flash in Chrome.

           
          Read the full article here

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          • #121206 Reply

            PKCano
            AskWoody MVP

            Hopefully they will update Flash for IE and the Cumulative update for IE11 in the near future. I think it is the IE11 Cumulative Update portion of the June Monthly Rollup that is causing the printing problems. I’ve read that even those who did security-only + IE11 Update are experiencing same problem.

    • #124273 Reply

      AJNorth
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      The July critical updates to Adobe Flash Player for all browsers have now gone live. Here are the direct download links for version 26.0.0.137; right-click on a link and select “Save Link As…”:

      Flash Player for Firefox 26.0.0.137 – NPAPI | 19.6 MB

      Flash Player for Internet Explorer 26.0.0.137 – ActiveX | 19.1 MB

      Flash Player for Opera and Chromium-based browsers 26.0.0.137 – PPAPI | 19.6 MB

      For a clean installation, existing versions must first be uninstalled: Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller 26.0.0.137 | 1.22 MB

      (Adobe Flash Player for IE and Edge in Win 8, 8.1 and 10 will be available through Windows Update sometime after 10 AM (PT) Tuesday, 11 July 2017.)

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    • #128544 Reply

      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      Latest Version:
      26.0.0.151 (Desktop Runtime & Google Chrome) & (IE11 & Edge on Win 8.1, 10)
      Adobe Security Bulletin: August 8, 2017

      Adobe Offline Installers are available online (see bottom of linked page for relevant version)

      Adobe Online installer link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

      MS Security Advisory: ADV170009

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      • #128824 Reply

        b
        AskWoody Lounger

        Adobe Offline Installers are available online (see bottom of linked page for relevant version)

        Adobe Online installer link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

        Windows 7 only?

        • #128831 Reply

          PKCano
          AskWoody MVP

          Yes, Win7 only. Flash is provided for IE11 by MS for Win8.1 and Win10.

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          • #128929 Reply

            Kirsty
            AskWoody MVP

            I believe those using non-MS (& legacy) browser versions (such as Firefox ESR) are also able to download updates using the links provided.

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      • #128927 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        From Kaspersky Lab’s threatpost.com:

        Patched Flash Player Sandbox Escape Leaked Windows Credentials
        by Michael Mimoso | August 10, 2017

         
        One of the patches included in Tuesday’s Adobe Flash Player update was a do-over after the researcher who privately reported the problem earlier this year discovered the original patch incompletely resolved the issue.

        Dutch researcher Bjorn Ruytenberg disclosed details after Adobe updated the soon-to-be deprecated Flash Player on Tuesday to version 26. Flash Player 23, released close to a year ago, closed off a local sandbox escape, but Ruytenberg found the update failed to address the vulnerability locally if networking was enabled, or remotely.

         
        Read the full article here

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        • #128928 Reply

          Kirsty
          AskWoody MVP

          Further, from bleepingcomputer.com:

          Recently Patched Flash Bug Can Leak Windows Credentials
          By Catalin Cimpanu | August 11, 2017

           
          Earlier this week, Adobe patched a vulnerability in Flash Player that allows an attacker to use malicious Flash files to leak Windows credentials.

          The security issue is tracked under the CVE-2017-3085 identifier and affects Flash Player versions from 23.0.0.162 up to 26.0.0.137, running on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.x, and 10.

           
          Read the full article here

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    • #138845 Reply

      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      This is the US-Cert Alert related to Woody’s blogpost Adobe Flash player security update is out (October 16th):

       
      Adobe Releases Security Updates
      https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/10/16/Adobe-Releases-Security-Updates

      Original release date: October 16, 2017

       
      Adobe has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

      US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB17-32 (link is external) and apply the necessary updates.

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    • #140708 Reply

      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      Another update for Adobe Flash Player, is for functionality NOT security reasons:

      Release Notes for Flash Player 27 and AIR 27

      Welcome to the Flash Player and AIR 27 release notes!

      October 25, 2017

      In today’s release, we’ve updated Flash Player with an important functional fix impacting Flex content and recommend those users impacted update.

      Thanks to @ajnorth for the permalinks to the current updates, in addition to the permalinks at the top of this topic:
      NPAPI: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe
      AX: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ax.exe
      PPAPI: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe
      Uninstaller: http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe

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      • #142545 Reply

        Kirsty
        AskWoody MVP

        Get the newest Flash 27 updates here (ActiveX for XP/Vista/Win7) (NPAPI) (PPAPI)
        Adobe has silently updated this packages to 27.0.0.183 as I’ve just downloaded these updates myself today.

        The Adobe Flash Player “about” versions page now mentions v27.0.0.183:
        http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/about/

        According to Release Notes, no changes since Oct. 25th, but according to the About Flash page, updates have been issued for other than Win8.1 & Win10 (links to both pages above)

    • #145530 Reply

      Kirsty
      AskWoody MVP

      Adobe Releases Security Updates
      https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/11/14/Adobe-Releases-Security-Updates

      Original release date: November 14, 2017

       
      Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Photoshop CC, Adobe Connect, DNG Converter, InDesign, Digital Editions, Shockwave Player, and Experience Manager. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

      US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB17-33, APSB17-34, APSB17-35, APSB17-37, APSB17-38, APSB17-39, APSB17-40, and APSB17-41, and apply the necessary updates.

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