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How Users Can Let Their Computers Automatically Update Their Adobe Flash Player

Many companies use the Adobe Flash Player to stream ads on their websites along with streaming audio and video, and executing rich Internet applications.

Despite the popularity, developers are looking at various software and plugin that don’t have security problems or bugs, which have let hackers get access to compromised computers and steal information. Many well-known companies, such as YouTube, have begun turning away from Flash Player and turned to HTML5. And, it won’t be much longer before other companies start to follow suit.


Before this happens and Flash Player is completely gone, it’s important users keep their player current, with updates that release updates on a regular basis. Adobe released its latest update on Apr. 7, 2016, fixing an array of grave vulnerabilities that were found in version and its earlier versions.

How Users Can Ensure Adobe Updates Automatically

Users must ensure the latest Flash Player has been installed on their computer, which means making sure the program can update and install automatically. This means users will need to go over to the official Adobe website to see what version they have currently.

Users who find they don’t have the latest version need to download the file to their computer and run it. When prompted, users should select the “Allow Adobe to Install Updates” so that future updates for Adobe Flash Player are installed automatically upon their release.

Once this has been done, they’ll need to install the newest version of Adobe Flash Player for their computer to have.