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    Frank C's Avatar
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    Flash player notice

    Hi,
    I am getting a persistent notice (attached) upon boot to install a new version of Adobe flash player.
    I currently have version 10.3.183.16 and it seems to be working OK. I am suspicious of this notice
    because Secunia does not report flash player as down level. My primary browser is Firefox 11.0
    I have IE 9.0, but I rarely use it.
    I can not get rid of this notice even though I mark it "Do not remind me". Is this a legitimate update?
    I really do not understand what flash player does. What would be the consequences if I un-installed
    flash player?
    Thanks
    Frank C

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    Re: Flash player notice

    Hello Frank,

    Flash Player allows you to watch flash videos say on Youtube or any other site that has them.

    The current version of Adobe Flash Player is 11.2.202.233. If you like you can update from Adobe directly at the link below to see if that stops this notice. If it does, then it's most likely legit then.

    Adobe - Install Adobe Flash Player

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Flash player notice

    Your Flash Player is outdated. The current version that I have installed is 11.3.300.231 This is a Beta version, available from Download Adobe Flash Player 11.3 Beta for Desktops - Adobe Labs

    I recommend that you download and run the uninstaller. If prompted, restart your computer. See Uninstall Flash Player | Windows

    Next, download and save the current version to your computer. See Adobe - Install Adobe Flash Player This will be the current release version, 11.2.202.233 If you wish, you can download the Beta version instead - see link above. Once downloaded, run the file from its saved location. Restart your computer if prompted.

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    Re: Flash player notice

    Thanks Shawn and Dwarf,
    That link said: "Note:Flash Player does not support 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Vista. Flash Player 11 now includes support for Windows 7 64-bit."
    I have Win Vista Ultimate SP2 64 bit.
    So a update may not be advisable.
    Frank C

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    Re: Flash player notice

    Yeah, only Windows 7 includes 64-bit web browser support, but you can still install it for your 32-bit web browser in Vista 64-bit though. For example, for the Internet Explorer in the Program Files (x86) folder.

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    Re: Flash player notice

    The notice was legitimate. I had forgotten that I had asked Flash Player to notify me of updates
    Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Global Notifications Settings Panel
    Regards
    Frank C

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