Install flash update?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Soundburst, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone, I've been delaying an update that keeps popping up from flash as I'm afraid of the malware. I have the latest mac updates but I'm wondering is this safe to install?

    With the latest apple updates are we immune to the malware? Can I trust all downloads again?
     
  2. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

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    Just download flash from Adobe's site and install. Unpatched Flash is not a safe thing.
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    This. Don't trust a random pop up.

    If you go into System Preferences -> Flash Player and select the Advanced tab, somewhere in the middle of the window, you can hit "Check Now" to check for updates. If will bring you to an Adobe Flash web page and if you need to, you can start the update process from there.

    I actually have Flash set to not automatically check for updates. That way I know random popups about the Flash version are probably bogus.
     
  4. Roc P. macrumors regular

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    When I do this, it doesn't actually allow me to "click" on anything. I just got a pop up from Adobe telling me to update Flash. I followed these directions and was brought to a page that showed me I am not running the current version, but can't click on anything. Now what?
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    On the web page, Adobe says:
    So click on the link and go through the download/installation.
     
  6. Roc P. macrumors regular

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    Just seems so weird that this page: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/?PID=4169666

    Wouldn't just offer a link to the update. I cant view the link you sent me on my iPad right now so I have to wait til I get home from work. Just seems odd to have do download a new flash installer every time there is an update. Doesn't make sense to me.
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    Unfortunately Adobe isn't always known for the most streamlined installation and upgrade options. It is strange it can give you a popup and update automatically but if you want to do a manual check, you have to go through extra steps to manually update Flash.

    And since the popup has been spoofed on web pages, it's not a safe thing to trust.
     
  8. Roc P. macrumors regular

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    Yeah it is really annoying because I have no idea if I am doing it the wrong way or not.
     

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