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Standard User NICK_ADSL_UK
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 16-Feb-12 19:43:31
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Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.62 Final


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. Download the uninstaller for Flash Player

Download the correct Flash Player uninstaller for your version of Windows. (For assistance with this step, see How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system.)
32-bit uninstaller (229 KB)
64-bit uninstaller (229 KB)

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



Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.62 Final
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http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/


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http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/

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Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Sat 18-Feb-12 06:03:12
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Re: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.62 Final


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A bit confusing.....care to elaborate please?

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 18-Feb-12 09:51:49
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Re: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.62 Final


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the whole adobe flash update process is a bit of a shambles. eg. it only does a update check following a reboot meaning if you dont reboot often you wont get prompted, and in my experience only the IE version prompts me and FF I have to manually run the updater.

these 2 links I suggest anyone bookmarks. along with the version check link nick posted.

IE
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/pub/flashplayer/current/...
FF/chrome/opera
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/pub/flashplayer/current/...

64bit versions
IE
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/pub/flashplayer/current/...
FF/chrome/opera
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/pub/flashplayer/current/...

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 18-Feb-12 12:53:13
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In reply to a post by Chrysalis:
the whole adobe flash update process is a bit of a shambles

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Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Sat 18-Feb-12 18:49:18
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Sorry, but I still don't have a clue why I should need to download an uninstaller program and then reinstall a Flash version that I already have! Surely this thread is only relevant to users whose system hasn't updated for ages and there's a glitch that's stopping the updates. I think that, if the 'security experts' are coming onto forums like this one to tell people what to do, they need to be much more specific about who it's aimed at and why their advice should be heeded. A little bit of communication wouldn't go amiss (i.e.plain English and not a series of links and computer speak).

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Standard User dustofnations
(member) Sat 18-Feb-12 19:31:59
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In reply to a post by GeoffB:
Sorry, but I still don't have a clue why I should need to download an uninstaller program and then reinstall a Flash version that I already have! Surely this thread is only relevant to users whose system hasn't updated for ages and there's a glitch that's stopping the updates. I think that, if the 'security experts' are coming onto forums like this one to tell people what to do, they need to be much more specific about who it's aimed at and why their advice should be heeded. A little bit of communication wouldn't go amiss (i.e.plain English and not a series of links and computer speak).


Not everyone wants yet another updater running on their system and would rather update manually.

If you use Linux or similar, you can probably use your repository manager to keep things up-to-date (e.g. Fedora system update, YUM, apt-get).

If it is not relevant to you, or you dislike the thread content, then you can ignore it. It is just being done as a courtesy to Windows users.
Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Sat 18-Feb-12 20:05:52
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My point is that if users uninstall the updater they might not remember to check for updates manually and be left exposed. Most users are perfectly happy with the automatic system; and why is this being touted as a security issue? Surely the security issue would be if users uninstalled and then forgot to update manually!! I still maintain that plain English is sorely lacking in some forum posts, by the way.
Rant over...to the previous poster who finds the automatic updater a bit erratic, are you running as a Limited Rights user? I find that if I nip into an Admin account about once a week all sorts of updates are offered, including this one. It never appears in my bog-standard user account. (I once came across someone who had never had any Windows Updates because his system was set only to receive them in an Admin Rights account. When I ticked the box about 185 turned up on reboot).

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 18-Feb-12 20:23:17
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Sorry, but I still don't have a clue why I should need to download an uninstaller program and then reinstall a Flash version that I already have!

You shouldn't take posts so literally, nick has posted to say that an update is available, has provided a link to the uninstaller (should you wish), and also a link to the download (again should you wish!)

As a side note - When using MSI packages, flash is best uninstalled, system rebooted, then latest version installed, for absolute maximum success, due to incompetence in the adobe programming department.

I don't see anyone touting it as a security issue? If the user uninstalls flash then there isn't flash there to be exploited, you will then be even more secure!!

Using limited/admin accounts on a home PC is just wasteful of time, just use an Admin and get on with it, that is what User Account Control is for.. Your latter example just reinforces the point.

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Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Sat 18-Feb-12 21:28:31
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What about kids running as administrators? I've known a couple of trashed PCs as a result of teenagers clicking 'install'. I do take the point that Nick is trying to be helpful and maybe I should take it in that spirit, but surely some explanation wouldn't go amiss if forum members are being urged to uninstall and re-install things. I reiterate my point too that my system is totally up to date and I've never uninstalled older versions or had stability issues; I just let the updates come through automatically. In the back of my mind there's a little niggle about a Windows Update long ago that made the automated process more seamless.

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Standard User dustofnations
(member) Sat 18-Feb-12 21:44:36
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In reply to a post by GeoffB:
What about kids running as administrators? I've known a couple of trashed PCs as a result of teenagers clicking 'install'. I do take the point that Nick is trying to be helpful and maybe I should take it in that spirit, but surely some explanation wouldn't go amiss if forum members are being urged to uninstall and re-install things. I reiterate my point too that my system is totally up to date and I've never uninstalled older versions or had stability issues; I just let the updates come through automatically. In the back of my mind there's a little niggle about a Windows Update long ago that made the automated process more seamless.


An updater is just like any arbitrary program, so it'd need to be given permission to start fiddling around changing program files or other stuff that could affect the system.

I think you're making a mountain out of a molehill. It isn't going to harm anyone by using a slightly more circuitous route.

Any rational person would see the post as a simple advisory with links to the relevant materials. If they don't understand it, want to understand it, or believe it to exceed their verbiage tolerance then I'm sure they will just leave it alone.

Really, it would require a heroic level of incompetence to trash your OS with a Flash installer.

Edited by dustofnations (Sat 18-Feb-12 21:46:35)

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