Forum Thread: Adobe Flash Player won't update

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kinhunter25 Adobe Flash Player won't update
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Program Name:
Adobe Flash Player 21.x (ActiveX)

Security State:
Insecure

Download Link:
http://www.update.microsoft.com/

Instances Found:
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\Flash.ocx, version: 21.0.0.182 (IE)

Last System Scan (localtime):
9. Apr 2016, 19:45

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 10,

Can't update or delete this version of Adobe Flash Player
Not tech knowledgeable enough to fix this problem.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player won't update
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Last edited on 10th Apr, 2016 11:38
Flexera PSI nor any other third party can update Adobe Flash for you nor should you ever attempt to uninstall it. On Windows 10 Microsoft ONLY will update it via Windows update as and when they consider it necessary.

To date they have not issued an update for version 182 which I note you have installed.

Do you allow Flash to run in IE and Edge? iIf so you might want to disable Flash from running until required. If you are not sure what to do I can write a simple script for you to follow.

EDIT

In case you want to adjust your Flash settings the details are here:

EDGE

Open Edge> At the top right corner you will see ... (3 dots)> click on it> from the drop down box select SETTINGS> click on VIEW ADVANCED SETTINGS> activate TURN OFF USE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

IE
Open IE>select TOOLS> click on ACTIVE X FILTERING> you should now see a tick (check mark) on the left side of ACTIVE X FILTERING. You can check it is turned off by using this tool https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

CONTROL PANEL
Open CONTROL PANEL> select Flash Player (32 Bit)>adjust any settings to your preferences.

If in the future a website requires you to use Flash you will get a message that Flash is NOT INSTALLED. Just ignore that and reverse the action taken in either EDGE or IE to reactivate Flash.

Just a reminder that Adobe Flash is embedded into Windows 10 and you should ONLY allow Microsoft to update or modify it.

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jonrichco RE: Adobe Flash Player won't update
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I have two versions of Flash 182 - NPAPI and ActiveX. NPAPI updates ok by downloading Flash from the Adobe website, but ActiveX will not update or allow you to delete it, though PSI rates it as a severe threat. Hopefully Microsoft will get around to updating ActiveX before too long. I expect it will as soon as I get back to ADSL (am currently on a metered connection).

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henry8th RE: Adobe Flash Player won't update
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I too tried to delete flash player active x using the path Secunia indicated. However, my computer's "trusted installer" would not allow it. I was able to update the flash player plug-in for Firefox with no problem. Also Google seems to be on the ball with an update for it's embedded flash player. I guess Microsoft is waiting until its second Tuesday of the month updates to take care of updating flash in the Edge browser. Better late,than never?

Thanks Maurice for making sense of this issue. Appreciate your efforts!

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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe Flash Player won't update
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Hello All ,

If you follow the link in Taffy's thread :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/156...

you will get to Kreb's :-

http://krebsonsecurity.com/

whose Adobe Flash blog gives you various links :eg:-

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-pl...

which try to explain that 182 was released byM$/Windows with mitigating factors for the security exploit to prevent exploitation . This may explain why it is not yet auto-updated in W8 and W10 (as applicable but the PSI has reacted .

As noted by Maurice and Brian Krebs , disabling Flash in your browser (until demanded by a website) is the safest option if you keep Flash on your machine.

Hope that is helpful .

Take care

Anthony





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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player won't update
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Now updated via Windows Update under KB3154132

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libove RE: Adobe Flash Player won't update
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MS KB 3154132 on my Windows 10 x64 system will not update - it always fails with error 0x800f0922.
Any clues on how to fix this so that the update can install?
thanks,
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player won't update
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You need to look up that error code on the net. There are numerous potential fixes listed that you can try.

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libove RE: Adobe Flash Player won't update
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I'd already searched and tried a variety of possible fixes found on the Internet. None make any difference. Resetting Windows Update components - automatically, light; automatically, aggressive; manually...

Do others have this same problem, with that same consistent Windows Update error code?
thank you,
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