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Old 10-04-2013, 14:28
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In case anyone else like me, failed to have these auto update, Adobe has released a new version of Adobe Reader, XI, and updated Flash to version 11.7.700.169, check if you have the latest version here, if you don't, download here (make sure to unselect free download).
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Old 10-04-2013, 14:52
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Old 12-04-2013, 16:34
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I got a pop up on my bottom toolbar asking me to update Adobe Flash player. I started to do so since I saw McAfee was covering it, i.e. it ticked this application. (There was nothing to check the certificate). However, as it started to install I saw something that said it could harm the computer, so I aborted it.

Any thoughts? Is it safe, (i.e. if ticked by McAfee is reliable) or bogus?
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Old 12-04-2013, 16:54
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I got a pop up on my bottom toolbar asking me to update Adobe Flash player. I started to do so since I saw McAfee was covering it, i.e. it ticked this application. (There was nothing to check the certificate). However, as it started to install I saw something that said it could harm the computer, so I aborted it.

Any thoughts? Is it safe, (i.e. if ticked by McAfee is reliable) or bogus?
If you go to the official Adobe Flash website and download it from there then you should be pretty safe.

It is quite possible that what you saw was a generic warning about installing stuff from the interweb. It does not necessarily mean that what you are installing is harmful. It just means that you need to be certain of the source of whatever it is you are installing. If you've obtained the software from a trusted source then hopefully there won't be any problems.
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Old 12-04-2013, 19:11
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If you go to the official Adobe Flash website and download it from there then you should be pretty safe.

It is quite possible that what you saw was a generic warning about installing stuff from the interweb. It does not necessarily mean that what you are installing is harmful. It just means that you need to be certain of the source of whatever it is you are installing. If you've obtained the software from a trusted source then hopefully there won't be any problems.
Thanks. I don't recall seeing this warning on other software that I have downloaded, e.g. when I have been able to verify that the certificate is O.K.
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Old 13-04-2013, 19:09
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I actually checked the other night on Adobe reader to see if I had the latest update (as it kept failing to open the PDF's) and it said I did (so don't know what the problem is there).

I just went onto the link you provided to see if I had the latest version and apparently I don't (for Flash, but seems strange I thought I did update it) This is my version: 11,6,602,180

Maybe this could be the cause to the PDF's failing? I shall update the Flash Player now.

EDIT: Just updated it and checked on the same link but still saying I have that number...
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Old 13-04-2013, 20:25
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I actually checked the other night on Adobe reader to see if I had the latest update (as it kept failing to open the PDF's) and it said I did (so don't know what the problem is there).

I just went onto the link you provided to see if I had the latest version and apparently I don't (for Flash, but seems strange I thought I did update it) This is my version: 11,6,602,180

Maybe this could be the cause to the PDF's failing? I shall update the Flash Player now.

EDIT: Just updated it and checked on the same link but still saying I have that number...
There is no connection between Flash and Reader - apart from the obvious that they are both Adobe products. So having the wrong Flash version (or no flash at all) makes no difference to Reader.

I would be tempted to zap Reader into oblivion anyway and install something like Foxit which does the same job and doesn't take over your computer like Adobe Reader seems to want to.

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/

Just download the free version.
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