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Old 11. Jun 2010, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adobe Flash Player 10.1.53.64 released

Adobe have released the latest version of Flash Player, 10.1.53.64, which fixes a lot of bugs, and critical vulnerabilities, including a zero-day bug. All are advised to please download and install the latest version.

With this new version, I notice certain settings, which if I remember correctly, were not in the previous versions. Apart from local settings, flash player now has global settings... in which various things can be set. Do check it out.
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Thank you Anupam. It took me a couple of trys before the updates installed, which is unusual. I haven't had time yet to look at the settings.
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Welcome Taurus.

Couple of tries? Would you elaborate on that please? I use Flash Player uninstaller, which I think works better than the Add/Remove uninstall. And I download the offline installers from the Flash Player site, and then install flash player. I download both the IE, and non-IE versions.

This version is a major change I think for the flash player. There are many bug fixes and many enhancements. That's why they kept churning out RC versions, before the final version came out. I was waiting for this update from long.
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I did install it last night on FF but decided to completely remove it
from IE8. I can not stand Adobe installing their updating extension
so I got rid of that on FF but did not want to put up with having to
do it on IE. I was so mad with Adobe last night that I completely
removed Shockwave when I saw that there was also a update and
would be required to go thru the same headaches to get rid of what
they install that you don't want.
The only reason I dont completely get rid of Flash player is because
I go often to Youtube, but if that was not the case I would also get
rid of it on my FF.
Anyway, if you use Flash player then do the update because of the
security holes that this version is covering up.
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I can not stand Adobe installing their updating extension so I got rid of that on FF
What extension is it, and how did you get rid of it?
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What extension is it, and how did you get rid of it?
I found that very annoying too. Starting the Flash update, Adobe installed some kind of an Adobe Updater Plug-In in FF. Then the plugin downloaded Flash update and installed.

But even worse, it also installed "McAfee Security Scan" without asking me to opt out of that. I find that nrealy outrageous.
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I found that very annoying too. Starting the Flash update, Adobe installed some kind of an Adobe Updater Plug-In in FF. Then the plugin downloaded Flash update and installed.

But even worse, it also installed "McAfee Security Scan" without asking me to opt out of that. I find that nrealy outrageous.
Ah OK, so that's what it is. I had tried to install Flash Player for Firefox from the Adobe site, but I noticed it tried to install something different, so I canceled it. That must be the plugin you are talking about. I then downloaded the offline installer from kaldata.net, and then installed Flash Player.

About McAfee Security Scan... there is a checkbox on the site... you must have missed that. But yes, its irritating, if you miss it, and find it installed on your PC.

I seriously think that its time now that some alternative to Flash Player gets available. Silverlight is there but its not that popular.
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I found that very annoying too. Starting the Flash update, Adobe installed some kind of an Adobe Updater Plug-In in FF. Then the plugin downloaded Flash update and installed.

But even worse, it also installed "McAfee Security Scan" without asking me to opt out of that. I find that nrealy outrageous.
Offline download links (only includes flash):

Internet Explorer: http[COLON]//fpdownload[DOT]adobe[DOT]com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax.exe

Other Browsers : http[COLON]//fpdownload[DOT]macromedia[DOT]com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player.exe

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Welcome Taurus.

Couple of tries? Would you elaborate on that please? I use Flash Player uninstaller, which I think works better than the Add/Remove uninstall. And I download the offline installers from the Flash Player site, and then install flash player. I download both the IE, and non-IE versions.

This version is a major change I think for the flash player. There are many bug fixes and many enhancements. That's why they kept churning out RC versions, before the final version came out. I was waiting for this update from long.
I installed the update through Secunia's PSI. PSI initiated Firefox and I downloaded the Flash update installer to my desktop. I had to download two versions, one for IE8, one for Firefox. The Firefox version installed correctly the first try and uninstalled the "vulnerable" version fine. The 'x" version for IE8 did not install properly the first time because Winpatrol Plus blocked it.
I had to exit Winpatrol in order for the "x" version to install correctly. LOL..then I blocked the "x" version for starting with Winpatrol because I don't want it starting when I use IE8 for Windows Updates.

Again, both vulnerable versions of flash were uninstalled by the installer for the newer versions.

Yeah, this whole flash thing is getting awful. We need an alternative solution for the Adobe\Oracle flash player. The Oracle name was proudly displayed as each new version was installed.
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I installed the update through Secunia's PSI. PSI initiated Firefox and I downloaded the Flash update installer to my desktop. I had to download two versions, one for IE8, one for Firefox. The Firefox version installed correctly the first try and uninstalled the "vulnerable" version fine. The 'x" version for IE8 did not install properly the first time because Winpatrol Plus blocked it.
I had to exit Winpatrol in order for the "x" version to install correctly. LOL..then I blocked the "x" version for starting with Winpatrol because I don't want it starting when I use IE8 for Windows Updates.
Ah OK, so that's how you installed it, and got problems. So, that's one more method of installing the flash player .

I find the offline method of installing the flash player much better. They have also released an updated version of the uninstaller... so people might want to download that too. Its available here :

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

I uninstall with the uninstaller first... it does a good job of removing the files, which the normal uninstall does not remove.
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