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Old 09. Dec 2014, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adobe Flash Player 16

Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235 has been released and available for download.

The setup files free from bundled software can be downloaded here:

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashp...ribution3.html

The uninstaller can be downloaded from here:

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/...er_uninstaller
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Old 09. Dec 2014, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks Anupam, the version numbers sure are skyrocketing these days.
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Old 13. Dec 2014, 03:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Please excuse my complete ignorance about such matters as I am completely computer illiterate.

There was a notice from Adobe on my screen telling me that this 16.0.0.235 update was available and now there is a page under a tab that has a button that says "update now" size 16.7MB.

I am somewhat confused about all this.

Windows 7 and IE Explorer, where and how do I see what Adobe stuff is already in there ?

Do I first need to uninstall whatever Adobe flashplayer that is already there ?

I had always assumed that any "updates" went into whatever was already there and updated it to current standards with no need to uninstall anything; however, now I am beginning to find information to the contrary.

I have many more questions about all this, but I don't want to muddy the water too much as my poor brain can only absorb so much.

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Old 13. Dec 2014, 03:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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...Windows 7 and IE Explorer, where and how do I see what Adobe stuff is already in there ?

Do I first need to uninstall whatever Adobe flashplayer that is already there ?

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Go to Control Panel > Flash Player
This opens the Flash Player Settings Manager > Advanced tab
This will give you options regarding updating and also the current version of Flash installed.

To update to the latest version:
Download the uninstaller from the link Anupam gave and run it with IE closed.
Open IE and download the installer from Anupam's link (Download EXE Installer) for Internet Explorer.
Run the installer and then check the CP (the first instructions above) to confirm you have the latest Flash version installed.

It's all a bit of a pain, but necessary to keep Flash updated because of possible security vulnerabilities.

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It's all a bit of a pain, but necessary to keep Flash updated because of possible security vulnerabilities.

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Or simply have Chrome, and relieve the manual pain
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Old 13. Dec 2014, 05:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Go to Control Panel > Flash Player
This opens the Flash Player Settings Manager > Advanced tab
This will give you options regarding updating and also the current version of Flash installed.

To update to the latest version:
Download the uninstaller from the link Anupam gave and run it with IE closed.
Open IE and download the installer from Anupam's link (Download EXE Installer) for Internet Explorer.
Run the installer and then check the CP (the first instructions above) to confirm you have the latest Flash version installed.

It's all a bit of a pain, but necessary to keep Flash updated because of possible security vulnerabilities.

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Thank you.


On Edit:
I just checked and it says I have version: 15.0.0.246
The peculiar thing is that under "installed on" it says 10-Dec-2014; that was just three days ago; I didn't do it; in fact, I don't remember doing anything concerning Flashplayer in a long time.
If the version I have was just installed three days ago, should I still go through the motions and install this latest one?

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Old 13. Dec 2014, 05:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Or simply have Chrome, and relieve the manual pain

Please tell me more; is this "Chrome" a browser like IE; if so, is it a subsidiary of Adobe ?

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Oh....................., and that brings on another question; if one has more than one browser, does one need to have such things as Flashplayer installed on all browsers ?

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Old 13. Dec 2014, 05:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Google Chrome is a browser like IE.

People generally prefer to use browsers other than IE, because of several reasons... security, interface, choice of extensions, etc.

There are several browsers apart from IE, like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc. You can check out the Best Free Web Browser review on the site to know more.

Flash Player is a plugin, and will be required if you want to watch videos on YouTube, and other sites, or other multimedia content on sites, which requires flash player to be logged in.

In Google Chrome, flash player is update automatically... whereas in IE, and other browsers, it has to be updated manually.
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Old 13. Dec 2014, 11:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well, if you have Windows 8, the flash player for IE is updated automatically through Windows Updates... But I'd say Chrome is still superior security and extensibility-wise.

There are basically 3 different Flash plugins: ActiveX for IE, PPAPI for Chromium-based browsers, and NPAPI for every other browser.
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Update Flash to the latest version as per my explanation!
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