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Anupam 13. Dec 2016 06:02 PM

Adobe Flash Player 24
 
Adobe Flash Player has been updated to 24.0.0.186.

The offline download for flash player has been discontinued. The uninstaller however can still be downloaded from here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player...er_uninstaller

satrow 14. Dec 2016 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anupam (Post 119706)
The offline download for flash player has been discontinued.

Corrine still lists the offline installers, I just checked and they're the latest versions ~19MB: http://securitygarden.blogspot.co.uk...-critical.html

Anupam 15. Dec 2016 07:49 AM

Thanks a lot for this link satrow.

I wonder how these people came to know about these offline download links.

For the next update, I will try these downloads, and see how it goes.

Anupam 15. Dec 2016 10:17 AM

I tried it on my laptop, and it works.

Thanks again satrow.

satrow 15. Dec 2016 11:07 AM

No worries.

They're experienced in these things ;)

Corrine's very experienced with security updates, she also has a wide range of contacts but it's very likely that Adobe themselves published those particular links originally, they only need one character changed for the next major version, the current links should still work over some months or more - unless Adobe pull the plug on that server, too.

Anupam 15. Dec 2016 11:28 AM

Yes, let's hope these links keep working for current, and later versions too.

George.J 15. Dec 2016 03:52 PM

Isn't this the link for offline installers? I downloaded it, and works fine. Scroll down and download the links given for Firefox, IE and Chromium based browsers

https://www.adobe.com/support/flashp...downloads.html

Anupam 15. Dec 2016 06:06 PM

Seems to be dubugger version... no idea what that is, or how different it is from the usual flash player.

George.J 15. Dec 2016 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anupam (Post 119723)
Seems to be dubugger version... no idea what that is, or how different it is from the usual flash player.

The installer seems the same to me as before for normal downloads. Works the same way too.

Anupam 15. Dec 2016 07:38 PM

It's good then.... but until it's clear to me, the difference between the two, I will continue to use the offline links from satrow, or, will use online installation.

George.J 15. Dec 2016 09:36 PM

On the SecurityGarden site posted above, the description for the links has some issues. It shows Non-IE plugins (Opera, Firefox) as a single download link, when Opera supports PPAPI format and not NPAPI

It also doesn't seem to have a link for Chromium (PPAPI) versions.

satrow 15. Dec 2016 10:15 PM

iirc, there are now only 3 levels of Flash publicly available, Release, Beta and Debug.

Given the likelihood that the Release version(s) will have inherent stability problems, Beta versions will be just as unstable but with the added 'bonus' of less stable patches/additions and the Debug version is built to add extra stress to the workload to flush out any inherent instability/bugs, I'd guess that the Release is the 'better' option of the three - if you really must use Flash.

I'm still in the process of moving over to HTML5, it's been ~2 years since I started down this road, accelerated by Adobe's forced retirement of Flash ESR but I still have a few sites where I do have the need for Flash for recent video articles, radio and some live outside broadcasts - so I have Flash Release set to Ask to activate.

George.J 16. Dec 2016 03:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by satrow (Post 119728)
iirc, there are now only 3 levels of Flash publicly available, Release, Beta and Debug.

Given the likelihood that the Release version(s) will have inherent stability problems, Beta versions will be just as unstable but with the added 'bonus' of less stable patches/additions and the Debug version is built to add extra stress to the workload to flush out any inherent instability/bugs, I'd guess that the Release is the 'better' option of the three - if you really must use Flash.

I'm still in the process of moving over to HTML5, it's been ~2 years since I started down this road, accelerated by Adobe's forced retirement of Flash ESR but I still have a few sites where I do have the need for Flash for recent video articles, radio and some live outside broadcasts - so I have Flash Release set to Ask to activate.

Thanks satrow.

Since the site doesn't have links to Flash Player for Chromium browsers you have other links for the same?

satrow 16. Dec 2016 04:54 AM

Sorry, George, I don't (I though I might have seen them recently but my browser history is calling me a liar), I'm fairly busy currently but I'll try a few more searches when I get the time - and remember - if I find anything I'll let you know.




EDIT: subscribed to topic.

Anupam 16. Dec 2016 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by George.J (Post 119730)
Since the site doesn't have links to Flash Player for Chromium browsers you have other links for the same?

There won't be any links available, because Chrome updates the flash player on its own.

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player...le-chrome.html

Much like how flash player is downloaded and updated automatically via Windows Update in Windows 8 and above, for IE, and Edge.

If you are using Windows 7, then you will have to update flash player manually for IE.

satrow 16. Dec 2016 07:02 AM

Chrome isn't the same as Chromium, and Opera definitely isn't :)

The Beta/Debugger versions for Chromium based/Opera are relatively easy to find: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html (but I guess George knows of this page anyway).

I'll ping Corrine, she may find time to put some feelers out for us.

Sope 16. Dec 2016 07:49 PM

I'm now comfortable with allowing Adobe to automatically update silently in the background on my Win 7 system.
This time around it took about 3 days from release which is acceptable enough for me given I always run my browser sandboxed. YMMV.

satrow 16. Dec 2016 08:10 PM

The ping was returned with permission to quote, many thanks, Corrine:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Corrine
No contacts but a lot of Bing searches finally turned up this thread: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2208589. I changed the version in the link to the current 24 and when placing that in a new tab was presented with the direct download. Since I don't have Opera or any other "Pepper" version browsers installed, if someone at TechSupportAlert would be kind enough to test it, I'll update my standard instructions.

http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get...r_24_ppapi.exe

http://securitygarden.blogspot.co.uk/

Anupam 10. Jan 2017 10:33 AM

Flash Player updated to 24.0.0.194.

The uninstaller has been updated to the latest version.

I downloaded the offline setup from satrow's link, but it's still for the older version. I will try again later.

satrow 11. Jan 2017 01:13 AM

There's now an Edit up on the latest Flash update topic (http://securitygarden.blogspot.co.uk...-critical.html

Quote:

Edit Note: The old direct download links for the NPAPI Plugin are not currently working. The FTP link to use is http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flas...ash_player.exe. Also note the addition of the FTP download link for Opera/Chromium-based browsers: https://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/fla...ayer_ppapi.exe
I'd guess that it's a deliberate ploy by Adobe.

Anupam 11. Jan 2017 07:36 AM

Thank you for the update satrow :).

Yes, seems like it's deliberate from Adobe.

Anupam 11. Jan 2017 07:41 AM

The flash player link for ActiveX is the same as the NPAPI plugin, in both places in the article. I think that's a mistake.

satrow 11. Jan 2017 03:55 PM

Yes, that looks like a second Edit, I've contacted Corrine about it.

Thanks, Anupam.

satrow 11. Jan 2017 05:39 PM

It'll be updated very soon.

Until Adobe messes everyone around again, for new updates where the new version number is known, the same URL naming formula should apply.

Anupam 11. Jan 2017 06:39 PM

Thank you very much satrow :). Yes, the page has been updated now with the correct link.

satrow 11. Jan 2017 07:31 PM

Ah yes, so it has :)

Ghostwalker 30. Jan 2017 01:09 PM

Hello Everyone - been wanting to join for awhile.
Once i registered to respond to this post i almost was going to abort this particular message seeing the newer direct dl links.
I research like crazy and ran across these other links on:
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player...in-pars_header

At the bottom of the page under "Still having problems?" are direct links to offline downloads.

Hope this helps :)

Anupam 30. Jan 2017 07:34 PM

Welcome to the forum Ghostwalker.

Thank you for the link. Great find :).

EldonW 30. Jan 2017 08:01 PM

Yes, thank you for the link Ghostwalker :)

Anupam 14. Feb 2017 01:15 PM

Adobe Flash Player has been updated to 24.0.0.221.

satrow 14. Feb 2017 11:36 PM

Thanks, Anupam.

I wonder when the MS versions will be released/pushed, now that this month's security patches are on hold?

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...pdate-release/

Anupam 15. Feb 2017 10:47 AM

Yes, let's see whether they will release the flash update separately.

Burn-IT 15. Feb 2017 03:02 PM

It would not surprise me to learn that there was actually an "issue" with the updates themselves.
MS would not be the only company use this type of language.
I used to work for a large softare company and saw all the excuses.


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