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[Micronet] Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

Mike Friedman
I'm trying to get the latest version (11.9.900.152) of Adobe Flash
Player, as Secunia tells me that the one I'm running (11.9.900.117) is
insecure.  So, I go to

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

and Click on "Install Now".  But this just takes me to the Adobe main
page, with no indication of how to download the current version of the
Flash Player.

I've not had this problem in the past when I needed a new version of the
Flash Player.  I'm particularly interested in the plugin for Firefox,
which is the browser I"m using (on Windows 7).

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Mike

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Re: [Micronet] Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

Sean McMahon
Hi Mike,

I did the following steps, which worked successfully for me:

-Went to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ in Firefox 24.0. I have Chrome as my default browser (which has Adobe Flash Player built in).

-From there I unchecked the box for the optional McAfee Security Scan installation, and clicked Install Now, then saved the .exe installation file.

-I ran the .exe file as Administrator on my machine. I noticed that it took a bit longer than I expected for the installer's progress bar to show up and load, but it did complete successfully. A "successful installation" page open in Chrome.

When I went back to the http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ page in Firefox, I noticed that there were a list of System requirements listed on the left. I'm running 32-bit Windows 7 on a Intel i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 4GB of RAM.

Hope that helps,

Sean


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Mike Friedman <[hidden email]> wrote:
I'm trying to get the latest version (11.9.900.152) of Adobe Flash
Player, as Secunia tells me that the one I'm running (11.9.900.117) is
insecure.  So, I go to

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

and Click on "Install Now".  But this just takes me to the Adobe main
page, with no indication of how to download the current version of the
Flash Player.

I've not had this problem in the past when I needed a new version of the
Flash Player.  I'm particularly interested in the plugin for Firefox,
which is the browser I"m using (on Windows 7).

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Mike

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[Micronet] FW: Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

Lee S. Friedman
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-----Original Message-----
From: Lee S. Friedman [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2013 10:43 AM
To: 'Mike Friedman'
Subject: RE: [Micronet] Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

Mike,

I had a similar problem with this Adobe application and Apple updates like
Quicktime. In my case, the problem was solved by using the Adobe Download
Assistant (and Apple Updater) that was already on my computer. The Adobe
Download Assistant has now become the Adobe Creative Cloud but performs the
same functions of checking for updates for all installed Adobe products.

I hope this helps, and good luck.
Lee Friedman

-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email]
[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Mike Friedman
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2013 10:11 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: [Micronet] Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

I'm trying to get the latest version (11.9.900.152) of Adobe Flash Player,
as Secunia tells me that the one I'm running (11.9.900.117) is insecure.
So, I go to

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

and Click on "Install Now".  But this just takes me to the Adobe main page,
with no indication of how to download the current version of the Flash
Player.

I've not had this problem in the past when I needed a new version of the
Flash Player.  I'm particularly interested in the plugin for Firefox, which
is the browser I"m using (on Windows 7).

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Mike

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Re: [Micronet] Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

Mike Friedman
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On 2013-11-15 10:38, Sean Michael McMahon wrote:
> Hi Mike,
>
> I did the following steps, which worked successfully for me:
>
> -Went to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ in Firefox 24.0. I have
> Chrome as my default browser (which has Adobe Flash Player built in).

Sean,

Do you mean you went to that URL using Firefox?  I tried using Chrome,
but was just told that Flash Player is already built in to the Chrome
browser (which I guess is true).

> -From there I unchecked the box for the optional McAfee Security Scan
> installation, and clicked Install Now, then saved the .exe
> installation file.

When I go to the above URL with Firefox, I get the page that says
"Install Now", but with no reference to McAfee.  And when I click
"Install Now", as I said in my original note, I'm just taken to an Adobe
page that advertises all sorts of products but doesn't provide for
downloading the Flash Player.  (There is a link in small print at the
bottom for downloading Flash Player, but clicking on that just takes me
back to the "Install Now" page).

So, still no luck.  As I've said, in the past I've been able to upgrade
Flash Player, but now I'm having this problem.

Mike


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Re: [Micronet] FW: Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

Mike Friedman
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On 2013-11-15 10:44, Lee S. Friedman wrote:

> I had a similar problem with this Adobe application and Apple updates like
> Quicktime. In my case, the problem was solved by using the Adobe Download
> Assistant (and Apple Updater) that was already on my computer. The Adobe
> Download Assistant has now become the Adobe Creative Cloud but performs the
> same functions of checking for updates for all installed Adobe products.

Lee,

Is the Adobe Creative Cloud freely available (for Windows 7)?  I don't
have other Adobe products, so Creative Cloud sounds like something
that's overkill for me.

Mike


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Re: [Micronet] FW: Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

Mark Ingles
You should use this site:

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html



On Nov 15, 2013, at 1:28 PM, Mike Friedman <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 2013-11-15 10:44, Lee S. Friedman wrote:
>
>> I had a similar problem with this Adobe application and Apple updates like
>> Quicktime. In my case, the problem was solved by using the Adobe Download
>> Assistant (and Apple Updater) that was already on my computer. The Adobe
>> Download Assistant has now become the Adobe Creative Cloud but performs the
>> same functions of checking for updates for all installed Adobe products.
>
> Lee,
>
> Is the Adobe Creative Cloud freely available (for Windows 7)?  I don't
> have other Adobe products, so Creative Cloud sounds like something
> that's overkill for me.
>
> Mike
>
>
> --
> Mike Friedman
> [hidden email]
> http://mikefberkeley.com
>
>
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Re: [Micronet] FW: Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

Mike Friedman
On 2013-11-15 13:29, Mark Ingles wrote:
> You should use this site:
>
> http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Mark,

OK, that's more like it!  I installed the Active X version (for IE) as
well as the plugin version (for Firefox) with no problem.

It's too bad that the Firefox page for updating Add-ons points to the
other URL that didn't work.  I'll keep the above URL in mind for future
updates.

Thanks.

Mike


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Re: [Micronet] FW: Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

Richard DeShong-2
Mike,
For future reference, it might be a browser-cache issue.  In Firefox, Tools->Options, Advanced->Network.  Hit the two [Clear Now] buttons.  Re-start FF and see what happens.


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Mike Friedman <[hidden email]> wrote:
On 2013-11-15 13:29, Mark Ingles wrote:
> You should use this site:
>
> http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Mark,

OK, that's more like it!  I installed the Active X version (for IE) as
well as the plugin version (for Firefox) with no problem.

It's too bad that the Firefox page for updating Add-ons points to the
other URL that didn't work.  I'll keep the above URL in mind for future
updates.

Thanks.

Mike


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Re: [Micronet] FW: Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

Sean McMahon
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Yes, thanks Mark.


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Mark Ingles <[hidden email]> wrote:
You should use this site:

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html



On Nov 15, 2013, at 1:28 PM, Mike Friedman <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 2013-11-15 10:44, Lee S. Friedman wrote:
>
>> I had a similar problem with this Adobe application and Apple updates like
>> Quicktime. In my case, the problem was solved by using the Adobe Download
>> Assistant (and Apple Updater) that was already on my computer. The Adobe
>> Download Assistant has now become the Adobe Creative Cloud but performs the
>> same functions of checking for updates for all installed Adobe products.
>
> Lee,
>
> Is the Adobe Creative Cloud freely available (for Windows 7)?  I don't
> have other Adobe products, so Creative Cloud sounds like something
> that's overkill for me.
>
> Mike
>
>
> --
> Mike Friedman
> [hidden email]
> http://mikefberkeley.com
>
>
>
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Re: [Micronet] FW: Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

Lee S. Friedman
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Glad that the problem has been solved. Because the campus has an Adobe site license, many users have installed Adobe suites like Creative Suite Design Premium. Those suites come with automatic updating software like Adobe Download Assistant or Adobe Creative Cloud. My experience with Foxfire is that I sometimes encounter your problem when I try to download an update directly from the official website without going through the automatic updater. These problems have been resolved by going through the updater. I should note that IST on its software central website under Adobe warns that Adobe Creative Cloud is not covered by our site license. This makes me wonder why Adobe updated my Download Assistant to Creative Cloud--which worked just fine in resolving the Flash Player issue that you raised. I'll keep an eye on this to make sure that only the correct (licensed) software updates are installed.

Lee

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Friedman [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2013 1:28 PM
To: Lee S. Friedman; [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Micronet] FW: Problem downloading Adobe Flash Player

On 2013-11-15 10:44, Lee S. Friedman wrote:

> I had a similar problem with this Adobe application and Apple updates
> like Quicktime. In my case, the problem was solved by using the Adobe
> Download Assistant (and Apple Updater) that was already on my
> computer. The Adobe Download Assistant has now become the Adobe
> Creative Cloud but performs the same functions of checking for updates for all installed Adobe products.

Lee,

Is the Adobe Creative Cloud freely available (for Windows 7)?  I don't have other Adobe products, so Creative Cloud sounds like something that's overkill for me.

Mike


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