I didn't see anything in the forum about this problem I've been having.
Adobe Flash will not patch. That is, I have downloaded the most-recent patch but double-clicking it does not launch the updater. In addition, about a week ago, Acrobat Reader apparently updated itself on its own (I thought I had requested that it not do that) and now it will not stay open for longer than thirty seconds.
This behavior greatly concerns me, because I just had Windows 10 reinstalled two months ago to cure a different problem. I should say that I suspected something else was amiss then because I could not get my machine to connect to the internet in Safe Mode.
I've run my AV and antimalware packages and can find no obvious cause. I don't find any obvious hardware problems with AdAstra. I should say that my motherboard's built-in adapter failed and its function is now being handled with an adapter card. The driver keeps loading for both, but the problem does not moderate whether I disable the non-functional adapter or not.
Regardless of present clear scans, a machine I cannot patch is vulnerable the longer this problem continues. I suspect something is interfering with the file system at a deep level, but if a reinstall didn't fix it, I've got to dig and find the actual cause. I appeal to the community for help.
I have a homebuilt system running Windows 10 Professional 64-bit, v1803 build 17134.81, with an MSi 990FXA-GD80 V2 Military Class II motherboard, an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T processor running at 3.3 GHz, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 ti video card, 16 GB of RAM, and a 500Gb Samsung SSD C: drive.
Has anybody else seen anything like this? I'm baffled.