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Kudos0

Adobe Flash Player plug in update

Hello.  I keep seeing a box that says my Adobe Flash Player plug in needs to be updated.  I've done this twice so far and still keep seeing it.  Then today, I saw a message that said "Norton's has prevented an unsafe plug in from running."  I also got a pop up from Norton's about an unsafe Adobe plug in (sorry, I don't remember the exact message).  I'm now worried I downloaded the unsafe plug in and am still wondering why some sites are still prompting me to update the Adobe plug in.  Any ideas?

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

Hello madelyn garner

Welcome to the Norton Community Forum

Did you download the Adobe Flash Player from the Adobe website? Do you have the latest version? They update monthly and sometimes more often. If you look in the Tech Outpost part of the Forum, you will see threads in there that tell you when there is a new version out and also gives the link to get the download. You have to make sure you pick the correct version and make sure it is enabled for your browser and operating system.

In the Tech Outpost you will see threads for Java also. They don't update that often unfortunately. The same thing goes for Java. It has to be downloaded from the official Java website and also has to be enabled and checked to see if it has installed correctly.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit NSBU 22.17.0.183 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

Thanks!  I'll try the outpost.

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

I got the same stuff but firefox was blocking all flashplayer stuff.When i went to check up the plugins for firefox it had a big red warning stating that all flashplayer plugins are vulnerable. This isnt a norton thing.I uninstalled flash and firefox,then reinstalled firefox but not flash. Possible a Dos  attack ? , I did run all scans so nothing came up. I did play some  youtube vids and they played fine kinda glitchy

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

Hello

YouTube needs Flash Player. Adobe is supposed to be coming up with another update this week to fix a couple new issues with it. It usually comes out with a new version when windows updates come out which is on the Tuesday, tomorrow.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit NSBU 22.17.0.183 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

yeap thats why i uninstalled flash to get a new update.youtube vids did play fine without flash,it was twitch that wont play streams

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

I the meantime there is a Adobe Flashplayer update. Go to adobe.com and update.

BTW : youtube does not need Flashplayer anymore. From Firefox 38 onwards the standard palyer should be the HTML5 player. It runs much more smoothly and uses HW-acceleration better.
Only for some video's it might still need Flashpalyer. If not, you can switch it yourself in Firefox (Google is your friend).

Regards, Hugo

W10 Fall CU / W10 Insider / IE11 and FF 56 & 57, TB 52.5, NS 22.11.2.7, (Android 4.2 with NMS)
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

yeah i was able to play youtube videos but when they finished it pretty much replayed the video,plus there was some overlay with channels over the video. I did reinstall flash havnt tested it yet doing windows updates right now

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

I keep getting the popup from Norton telling me to update Adobe Flash Player because of a critical bug (I only have the plugin).  When I check on the Adobe site (and when I check in my Control Panel) it tells me that I am running the most recent version 18.0.0.209.  I am only getting this issue on one of my computers, the one that I still have running version 21.7 because of the issue with the security map being removed in version 22.5   I don't get this message on my other computers (that were forced into version 22.5 by Norton).  Soooo what's up with that?  Why am I getting this error and how do I get rid of it?

A couple of notes:  I got the latest version of flash player from the official Adobe site (I always go to the official sites to get software). 

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

Hello

Is the Flash Player enabled? What browser are you using?

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit NSBU 22.17.0.183 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

Flash Player is enabled.  I am using IE11, Chrome and Opera.  I use those browsers on all my machines.  This is the only one where I am getting the critical bug message.

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

Hello

Do you have any old versions on the computer some where? Perhaps a fresh install of Flash Player would help and use the Flash Uninstaller to remove Flash Player. That should remove any old versions also. Thanks.

If that doesn't work, try doing a reset of the Smart Firewall and see if that helps.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit NSBU 22.17.0.183 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

TJ

What version of Windows are you using? If it's Windows 8.1 then with IE11 to Flash Updates come down automatically.

On my Windows 10 Preview, I got KB 3074665 yesterday  (although it was dated the day before) which is a long group of "Security Updates" in my case for X64 Windows 10, and include a Flash Player security update.

On IE11 with Windows 7 I still have ....209

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

FLASH IS DEAD   FORGET ABOUT IT

IT ALWAYS WAS LOADED WITH VULNERABILITES and after this latest hack of the hacking firm with all these newly discovered Flash hacks and vulnerabilities out in the wild it's it's simply too risky to use flash.

ABOBE WILL SOON DROP IT.

When Mozilla warns you to use at your own risk and has it disbled by default you know its major.

Adobe Flash the Swiss Cheese of Media Players.

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

"Facebook’s security exec pushes Steve Jobs’ call for Adobe to kill Flash

Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, echoed a message first delivered quite memorably by Steve Jobs in 2010: it’s time for Adobe to kill Flash. Addressing Apple’s position of not supporting the plug-in on iOS and instead pushing HTML5, security was just one key point in Jobs’ epic Thoughts on Flash essay when the iPad launched.


 We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. We have been working with Adobe to fix these problems, but they have persisted for several years now.


Five years later, our dependence on Flash has greatly diminished on the desktop, but security issues continue to be an issue with the plug-in. In 2010, Jobs used more than 1600 words to explain Apple’s reason for not adding Flash support to iOS. In 2015, Facebook’s security chief pushed the message in less than 140 characters:


“It is time for Adobe to announce the end-of-life date for Flash and to ask the browsers to set killbits on the same day,” Stamos tweeted. The CSO added that even if the end-of-life date is a year and a half from now, it’s needed to “disentangle the dependencies and upgrade the whole ecosystem at once...............”

http://9to5mac.com/2015/07/13/facebook-cso-flash-steve-jobs/

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

Hi Floplot.  Tried all that.  Will watch to see if I get the pop up again.  It is intermittent (has happened 3 times in the past week).

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

Hi huwyngr.  I am using Windows 7 pro X64 with IE11, Chrome and Opera.  I have no intention of updating to Windows 10.

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player plug in update

TJ

Absolutely no need to go beyond Windows 7 on hardware designed for it! There might be a case with a seriously underpowered machine, if 8 or 10 drivers were available where needed, since they were designed to run on "skinny" systems or of course on a new machine with features like touchscreens.

But it always made me laugh when the ultra-techies fussed about how they couldn't possibly run a machine that did not have Windows' All Programs type menu since they had 150 applications installed .... and  so the new versions were clearly useless and businesses would never adopt them. Yet most computer users in businesses of any size don't have the least idea what version of Windows they are using (I've tested this at all levels including management) and don't see more than the opening and subsequent screens of a specialized application that the machine is used for -- most of which don't use menus but dedicated "tiles" you click on to get to the next screen .....

E o Rant .... <g>

Hugh

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