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Flash update?

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#1 clayto


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:04 AM

I see on the Start page a notification of a Microsoft update to Flash but no advice on how to do it, no download link. Is it done automatically by MS, will it already have happened, or do I have to take action myself? 


I recall an update a while ago which occurred automatically. I have also (some while back) encountered links which purported to be genuine updates but were in fact scams.


Or instead should I uninstall Flash?  I read advice in my regular magazine saying I should get rid of it ASAP.

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:22 PM

You can check the updates. Press on the Windows icon and go to that cogwheel settings. Update and security. Updates sometimes will not apply the update untill you restart the system. if it's list there it's legit. You can also browse history, change shedule etc.

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 10:11 AM

Hi clayto :)

Starting in Windows 8, Adobe Flash Player is "built-in" Internet Explorer (hence why the updates for it are from Windows Update), so you cannot uninstall it, only disable it. Even though you might disable it, I suggest you to keep on installing the updates just in case it gets turned on. This way you'll at least have an updated and theorically secure version of Flash Player running (one that cannot be exploited by zero-days).

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