Adobe Flash update question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by flipninja, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. flipninja macrumors member

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    So yesterday, the adobe flash player update thing popped up on my mac, and I installed it (I googled how a fake one looked and it didn't look like one, so i proceeded with the installation). Since I didn't update my flash in a while, I was wondering if updating the flash is supposed to ask for the computers password in order to install the update. thanks for the answers in advance :)
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    That depends on how you have your security settings. You can modify them in system preferences / security
     
  3. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    I believe there is a Flash preference pane that you can check. It may have an option for entering a password.
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    The default settings for OS X require programs to ask for installation permission by password. The only time it doesn't is when it comes from Software Update and from the updates tab of the Mac App Store.
     

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