Don’t you just hate it when you’re excited to watch an intense movie clip on YouTube but when you click on the link, the video crashes? Or when you saw an interesting game online after reading some great reviews, you later found out that you can’t play it because you don’t have the right software?
Frustrating, isn’t it?
To ensure that YouTube, online games and other multimedia entertainment are functioning properly, you need to keep your Adobe Flash Player up to date. It’s just quick and easy, actually, but it depend on the speed of your internet connection.
You may have constantly seen the notifications popping up to tell you that an update is available for the software, especially when your computer is always connected online. But for sure, you’ll most often ignore this alert.
There will also be times when you get a notification again even after a week or days before you last updated. Sometimes, you’ll think that your PC or Mac is resetting, deleting some of your newly installed files.
But really, it’s just because Adobe constantly releases new essential updates for the Flash Player, the latest of which is the version 21.00.197 with new fixes. There is, however, a more important reason Adobe sends out updates than just ensuring you will enjoy the latest in YouTube and online games, among others.
Security is the answer.
The past versions of Adobe Flash Player have loads of critical vulnerabilities that can lead to security breaches, targeted attacks, memory corruptions and unauthorized code executions. Aside from essential bug fixes, updated versions of the software will also allow you to enjoy a wide range of online multimedia content made with modern integrated development environment (IDE) software.
Mac User’s Guide to Updating Adobe Flash Player
If you’re a Mac user, you can visit Adobe’s webpage for downloading the software to their computer (https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/). Select the appropriate operating system and the Adobe software version appropriate to your unit. Click on the install button after making your selections.
To make the most of your latest Adobe Flash Player update, it’s advisable to use Google Chrome on your Mac.
Adobe Flash Player Update for PC Users
It’s hassle-free when you’re a PC user. When you’re trying to watch or run multimedia content online, you will simply see an error message if your Adobe Flash Player is outdated. A link will be provided to the Adobe website where you can proceed with the update. If there’s not error notification, you can simply visit the software developer’s page at https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.
The updating process is the same with that for Mac users. Just choose the appropriate operating system and the Adobe version you require.
For a more detailed instruction, read our previous post How To Update Adobe Flash Player On PC Or Mac.