Adobe Flash Player is an all-inclusive browser add-in that websites still use to show their web content. It’s because of this that, despite the array of security problems associated with it, people still use it.
Websites still use Flash, and its useful expandability is why it’s difficult to replace. Although it’s got some security issues, the player isn’t completely replaceable. Adobe does do its part to address the critical vulnerabilities, which is why you should have automatic updates enabled. After you’ve installed the player successfully, make sure the setting for automatic updates has been enabled.
What Do You Do If You Use Firefox As Your Browser
There are some browsers such as Firefox that won’t automatically update your Flash Player. For that reason, you’ll need to manually carry out this task.
- Be sure you visit the official website for Adobe Flash Player through your Firefox browser.
- Uncheck all optional offers (as you don’t need them).
- Hit install now.
- Follow the instructions on how to install the program until it’s done. Your browser will need to be shut down to ensure the update takes effect.
- Shut the Download Manager down and make sure you verify that you do have the latest Flash Player version installed.
- Make sure you allow the “Install Updates Automatically” so you don’t have to go through the manual process again.
Bear in mind that you should never update Flash Player from websites that are not Adobe. You also don’t want additional files in the download since these can be dangerous to your computer/laptop or other device.
For Mac and Windows users, the latest Adobe Flash Player is version 22.214.171.124. Linux users need to be sure they have 126.96.36.1995 for their Adobe Flash Player. These versions had patches for several issues including but not limited to:
- Security bypasses that caused information disclosure
- Memory corruption that caused code execution
- Integer overflow leading to code execution