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New Adobe Flash Player released

Postby bazcaz » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:15 pm

New version out. 9.0.124.0

A couple of points:

You need to use Adobe Uninstaller for Flash Player to remove existing version before you install the new version.

It also has to be done a certain way - and this is not listed on the site - they presume you know how to do it

If you do not have the current uninstaller you must download it first. (place on desktop)
http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewCon ... &sliceId=1

Next: Go offline to uninstall your current version and reboot your computer.
Next: Go Online to install v.9.0.124.0
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download ... kwaveFlash

Verify what version you have here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/


Remember also Google Toolbar is Prechecked Uncheck if you do not want it.

Be warned the installation will hang, if you uninstall then attempt to install new, while online.
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Postby Paul » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:27 am

I can see that working well in the corporate environment, not!

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Postby Stephen » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:28 pm

I am with you Paul, I will wait a few weeks before even looking further into this, let it mature.

Way too much grief could come from this process :wink:
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Postby bazcaz » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:01 pm

Stephen wrote:I am with you Paul, I will wait a few weeks before even looking further into this, let it mature.

Way too much grief could come from this process :wink:


Piece of cake :roll:
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Postby Stephen » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:23 pm

bazcaz wrote:
Stephen wrote:I am with you Paul, I will wait a few weeks before even looking further into this, let it mature.

Way too much grief could come from this process :wink:


Piece of cake :roll:


Ha! Using a 'SnaekerNet' tto go around too SO many PC's in a corporate environment doing this would be a pain and a half :wink:

Once Adobe update a few things and the install process works easily on a large scale deployment then it would be considered as that install process is just way too many steps.

That said I will update my machines in the not too distant future as Adobe Flash being one of the top 10 vulnerabilities regarding 'Cross Site Scripting' for Q4 2007 it is classed as a 'Critical Security Update' with details here & here I would recommend that users install it and will look further into some automated install procedures for 'larger environments' where there are many PC's in the network.
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Postby Mr David » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:52 pm

Does anyone know where the new plugin gets installed? What is its filename?

I looked in my FF plugins folder and the old flash player plugin was removed but there was nothing in its place.

It's useful to know where these plugins get installed so they can be copied to the plugins folder of FirefoxPortable.
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Upgrade to Flash Player 9.0.124.0, Shockwave 11, JRE 6u6

Postby Mr David » Thu May 08, 2008 12:23 am

To answer my own question I've been scratching around a bit and have uncovered a couple of interesting titbits.

After following Bazcaz's instructions the Flash Player plugin disappeared from my FF plugins folder in WinXP...
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Plugins

The latest Flash Player installer puts the plugin here:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32.dll

I've copied the NPSWF32.dll file into the plugins folder of FirefoxPortable and it tested fine and dandy with Flash Player 9.0.124.0.

It's been overlooked in this thread that there are two types of Flash Players, one for browsers that rely on plugins (eg. Firefox, possibly Opera - not sure) and another for browsers reliant on ActiveX controls (that would be Internet Explorer). Each browser type uses an independent and separate version of Flash. So if you intend to use, say, FF and IE then two versions of Flash should be installed.

Sure enough, when I tested IE it couldn't play Flash objects on web pages. The ActiveX control for Flash had never been installed - goes to show how often IE gets used on my system!

Whilst the latest versions of Flash Player can be downloaded from Adobe's website it's more convenient to track this sort of thing down at File Hippo. At this site it's very easy to find the latest version of all sorts of software there - freeware, shareware and open souce. Just a quick search and usually you've found what you were looking for first try.

Here's the link for Flash Player for non-IE browsers:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_flash ... efox/4008/

This is the link for Flash Player for IE:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/4007/

Users have had a few problems updating Flash Player since the advent of Flash Player 9.0.124.0. Here's some articles on the trials and tribulations endured by one scribe. The last link is the most recent and includes links for dealing with this issue on Mac and Linux too.

http://www.cnet.com/8301-13554_1-9837179-33.html
http://www.cnet.com/8301-13554_1-9837353-33.html
http://www.cnet.com/8301-13554_1-9916676-33.html

Using Adobe's uninstaller for Flash Player at the outset as Bazcaz recommended certainly makes the process of upgrading much less of an ordeal. Onya Baz!

Flash Player test page with table showing latest version for various platforms:
http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/

Upgrading Flash Player reminded me to check out the latest versions of Adobe Shockwave Player and Java Runtime Environment.

A single Shockwave install works in all browsers. The latest version is 11.0.0.429.
Adobe's download page states v11.0.0.0:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/
Or try File Hippo:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_shockwave/

Shockwave test page:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/

Trying to track down the latest version of Java Runtime Environment at Sun's website was a bit of a test. The easiest download pages to find offered JRE 6 update 5 but eventually I unearthed Sun's page listing all the latest versions of Java software including JRE 6 update 6. It was very well hidden.
http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

Much easier to find at File Hippo:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_java_runtime/

Don't forget to uninstall older versions of JRE if you no longer need them - common or garden users won't. Do so via XP's Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. Alternatively, give the uninstaller in CCleaner's 'Tools' window a try - it works a treat, something I'll be using a lot in future.

Sun's Java version verification pages:
http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

There's also this useful independent test page:
http://javatester.org/
It's worthwhile checking out the Other Testers page at this site too. Scroll down a bit and there are links to testers for email, ActiveX, popup blockers and more.
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Postby Paul » Thu May 08, 2008 4:52 am

I've only just finished last months MS updates, am in the middle of the anti virus update (don't buy Panda) and now have to deal with Java and Flash. I'm sure there will be time to fix the users' problems some time soon!

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Postby bazcaz » Thu May 08, 2008 2:25 pm

Thanks Mr D, for taking the time and input to this thread very helpful to all am sure :D
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Postby Mr David » Thu May 08, 2008 5:03 pm

No worries, Bazcaz. At any rate, if it wasn't for your lead post to this thread we wouldn't have had our eyes opened in the first place! :wink:
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Adobe Flash Player 10 released

Postby Mr David » Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:49 pm

Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12.36 has been released.

Earlier posts in this thread advised updating to Flash Player 9.0.124 in response to huge security flaws present in its predecessor. However, according to a number of forum threads I read at the time, v9.0.124 was no great shakes either. So best upgrade to the latest, hmm?

If you didn't upgrade to v9.0.124 back in April 2008 then it would be best to read this thread again from the top before you begin.

Downloads for both ActiveX (for IE) and plugin (for FF, Opera, et al) versions can be quickly found at File Hippo:
http://filehippo.com/search?q=flash+player

I installed each of them without uninstalling anything first and experienced no problems.

Getting Flash working in FF Portable was a bit trickier. PortableApps.com have made Flash Player available as an extension but the .xpi file wouldn't install for me. So I had to track down the location of NPSWF32.dll and copy it to the plugins folder of my FF Portable. I found it here:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\Macromed\Flash

Verify which version is installed after you've updated each of your browsers here:
http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/
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Re: Adobe Flash Player 10 released

Postby Stephen » Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:52 pm

Mr David wrote:Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12.36 has been released.

I installed each of them without uninstalling anything first and experienced no problems.


Same here, no problems upgrading FF or IE without uninstalling.

Mr David wrote:Verify which version is installed after you've updated each of your browsers here:
http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/


Or here http://www.bleedingedge.com.au/sandbox/flash/
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Security update for Adobe Flash Player

Postby Mr David » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:48 pm

Some superseded versions of Flash have a critical and widely exploited vulnerability. Updating to the latest version (10.0.32.18) is recommended.

See this thread over at MozillaZine:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... &t=1390595

Adobe's Flash version test page is here:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html

Download links for the latest Flash versions for IE and non-IE browsers at Filehippo:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer/

For FF Portable see earlier comments in this thread.

Adobe Reader and Acrobat are also affected:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Adobe-Re ... 8130.shtml

Adobe Shockwave has been updated too. Link for download at Filehippo:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_shockwave/
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