How To Install Adobe Flash Player Update: Prevent Viruses And Infections On Windows, Android and Other OS With This Critical Patch [TUTORIAL]

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By Cammy Harbison on May 15, 2013 2:37 PM EDT 0

Adobe Flash Player received a critical update Tuesday which patches 13 key vulnerabilities keeping users safe from malicious code associated with them. For instructions for installing the update, read the article below (Photo: Adobe)
Adobe Flash Player received a critical update Tuesday which patches 13 key vulnerabilities keeping users safe from malicious code associated with them. For instructions for installing the update, read the article below (Photo: Adobe)

Adobe Flash Player version 11.7.700.202. is a critical update that patches a number of security holes in the system. If you are a Windows, Android or other Internet user with Flash Player installed, this update is important to install to avoid possible viruses and infections due to security holes in Flash. As such it is recommended all users install the update as soon as possible. If you are unsure how to install the Adobe Flash Player update on your Mac or Windows PC, Android device or other Flash ready device, please see the directions in our simple tutorial below or continue reading to learn more about this recent security patch.



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Adobe Releases Critical Security Updates, Urges All Users To Install


On Tuesday, May 14 Adobe released some updates to its system, which patch a number of security holes or vulnerabilities in its software including Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Flash Player. In addition we saw a fix for ColdFusion come with these updates which should be taken advantage of as the security vulnerabilities had already been exploited numerous times and on a variety of servers.

The security holes patched by Adobe in this most recent update to its products, particularly Adobe Air and Adobe Flash Player are ones which are strongly suggested for all users as the patch closes numerous holes --13 in all -- which if left open can cause memory errors and allow users to become infected with malicious code when visiting a site exploiting them.

Much like the patches that released to Java a couple months back which were highly recommended, so also is the 11.7.700.202. Adobe Flash Player update essential for users saftey and security on the web -- particularly users on Windows devices. It is suggested that users install the Adobe Flash Player Update as soon as possible.

The update is now available for Windows and Mac users but also for Android and other systems that support Flash Player. If you are a Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 10 user the update will be automatic.

To see the complete details about the update and who should install it, please see the Official Adobe Security Bulletin information at the bottom of this post. Step by step directions for How to Download and Install the Adobe Flash Player Update are also posted below.



How to Install Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202 Update [Windows/Mac Tutorial]


1.) Visit Adobe's official website where latest version of Flash Player is available in the Adobe download center,

2.) Click on the yellow, "Download Now" button.

3.) Click "Save File" in the pop-up window

4.) Find the downloaded file on your computer and double-click on it

5.) A new pop-up window appears, click on "Install Adobe Flash Player" to begin the install process.

6.) Agree by Clicking Open.

7.) Follow the rest of the direction until install is complete.

8.) NOTE: To avoid un-wanted add-ons McAfee Security Scan uncheck the pre-checked box before downloading, or grab your OS-specific Flash download from here. Windows users who browse the Web with anything other than Internet Explorer will need to apply this patch twice, once with IE and again using the alternative browser (Firefox, Opera, e.g.).



Adobe Official Security Bulletin About Flash Player Update

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.280 and earlier versions for Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.54 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.50 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.280 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.285.
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169 installed with Google Chrome (and version 11.7.700.179 on the Windows platform) will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169 installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202 for Windows 8.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.54 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.58.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.50 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.54.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1530 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1860.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1660 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1860.
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1530 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions should update to the Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1860 SDK & Compiler.

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.280 and earlier versions for Linux
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.54 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.50 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
  • Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1530 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1660 and earlier versions for Android
  • Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1530 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions

To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu. If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.

To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player for Android, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Adobe Flash Player x.x.

To verify the version of Adobe AIR installed on your system, follow the instructions in the Adobe AIR TechNote.

Solution

Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the instructions below:

  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to the newest version 11.7.700.202 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Users of Flash Player 11.2.x or later for Windows, or Flash Player 11.3.x or later for Macintosh, who have selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates' will receive the update automatically. Users who do not have the 'Allow Adobe to install updates' option enabled can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.
  • Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.280 and earlier versions for Linux update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.285 by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.
  • For users of Flash Player 10.3.183.75 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.7.700.202, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.86, which can be downloaded here.
  • For users of Flash Player 10.3.183.75 and earlier versions for Linux, who cannot update to Flash Player 11.2.202.285, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 10.3.183.86, which can be downloaded here.
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169 installed with Google Chrome (and version 11.7.700.179 on the Windows platform) will automatically be updated to the latest Google Chrome version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169 installed with Internet Explorer 10 will automatically be updated to the latest Internet Explorer 10 version, which will include Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202 for Windows 8.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.54 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.58*.
    * Note: Applicable only for Android 4.x devices with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
  • Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.50 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.54*.
    * Note: Applicable only for Android 3.x devices and earlier with Flash Player installed prior to August 15, 2012.
  • Users of Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1530 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1860.
     
  • Users of the Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1660 and earlier versions for Android should update to Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1860 by browsing to Google play or the Amazon Marketplace on an Android device.

                     

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