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mtodorov Adobe Flash update woes ...
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First, my compliments for excellent AIR automatic update on the side of PSI 2.0.0.4003. It even survived PrevX interception, as AIR updater was considered malware until I reported false positive.

Then woes started - with Adobe 11.1.102.55 update, both IE and NPAPI plugin. PSI 2.0 reported broken download and offered "Manual update" with the link that did not work either.

I was annoyed with Adobe's installation, since I would have to run Firefox browser, then quit, then run also IE to update ActiveX Flash player.

So, Filehippo jumped in and it offered download links. Before I did not need this, since 10.x Flash players were downloadable via a link. I used a script with wget downloader:

(unknown source)
:: MT 20110415
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SET SITE="fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current "
SET SITE2="fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/def ault/english/win95nt/latest"

wget -N http://%SITE%/install_flash_player.exe
wget -N http://%SITE%/install_flash_player_ax.exe
wget -N http://%SITE%/uninstall_flash_player.exe

wget -N http://%SITE2%/Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe


But now such script doesn't seem doable, since Adobe hides these 11.x links like a snake hides legs.

Does anyone know direct link to adobe Flash NPAPI and ActiveX players from Adobe?

wget -N had this beautiful option to download new version only if date was changed, so I had one-click solution for Flash update.

Or was it me? Is PSI 2.0 able to deal with synchronous update or should I APPROVE one only after previous had finished.

Thanx.
mt






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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe Flash update woes ...
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Hello mt ,

Go here and on the rhs (midway down) are the downloads :-

http://www.adobe.com/

Whichever browser you use IE or Ff you will get the required installer automatically ; after downloadibg - remembering to deselect the dross bloatware/crapware - go back to the page :-

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?promoid=BUIGP

and near the top under "System" is a blue link asking if you have a different system or browser click this and get the update for your "other" browser :ie: you can get both installers with the same browser

"Do you have a different operating system or browser?"

This has "always" been the case and is my preferred method and quicker than running and waiting for the PSI "auto" .A PSI single programme scan usually spots the update straightaway or the .ocx zombie may hang awhile - just be patient .

EDIT :- if yoiu deselect the "Auto-Update" in the PSI , then the manual update should offer you the same Adobe installer links (without dross hopefully) - cannot remember if they open your browser to do this or not .

Hope that helps .

Anthony

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ddmarshall RE: Adobe Flash update woes ...
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I'm still getting a 404 error when hitting the Download button on the Adobe site. Not working five minutes ago in the UK at least.

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antipodes RE: Adobe Flash update woes ...
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I also am having problems with flash player update installations invariably they cannot be installed by the Auto Update function and the error message refers to an insecure installation path. Furthermore I get the same message when I try to access the forum which forces me to access the web site by way of Google. Can anyone help me with this problem?

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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash update woes ...
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@antipodes

There is much discussion on working links to get Flash going. All those below have just been tested & work perfectly.

UPDATING THE STANDALONE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

If not using the PSI automatic update feature I would recommend this method to successfully update Flash which by-passes the Adobe Download Manager.


1. Download & SAVE these to desktop.

IE & Other Browser using the Trident Rendering Engine.

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/curren...

& then here, if U have any Gecko based browsers that does not have Flash embedded.

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/curren...


2. The installer will appear on the desk top. THE IMPORTANT BIT - Before agreeing to install Flash check these programmes are completely shut down (use the Task Manager if necessary to COMPLETELY EXIT these processes if running):
a. All Browsers.
b. Windows Messenger.
c. Incredimail.
d. All Adobe Products.
e. PSI - Unless using version 2

3. [b]The new install will then remove all old files during the update process.

4. Complete a PSI rescan & all should be in order.
5. Delete the Flash installer(s) file(s) from the desktop.

If U want to double check Flash is working & the version installed click here: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ If using IE9 ActiveX Filtering must be disabled via IE>Tools before testing

Update 8 14:03 12/11/2011



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antipodes RE: Adobe Flash update woes ...
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Thank you Maurice

I had enabled Secunia's Auto Update function but it was not able to install the Flash update and attempted to access the Adobe web site but received 404 error messages I eventually found an Adobe site which did install the update. The original problem still remains and that is when I try to install the the Flash update, access the PSI manual or access the community forum I get the following message:

"Secunia PSI
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Web Browser path obtained from the registry is potentially unsafe. The requested command was not executed:..."

This is the second time this has happened and I would be grateful for assistance in correcting the problem and also how to prevent the problem from recurring.

Antipodes


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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash update woes ...
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I would advise U to create your own thread on that subject. @mtodorov who created this thread on a Adobe Flash problem could lock it at any time to protect his mail box.

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mtodorov RE: Adobe Flash update woes ...
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on 12th Nov, 2011 13:49, Anthony Wells wrote:
Hello mt ,

Go here and on the rhs (midway down) are the downloads :-

http://www.adobe.com/

Whichever browser you use IE or Ff you will get the required installer automatically ; after downloadibg - remembering to deselect the dross bloatware/crapware - go back to the page :-

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?promoid=BUIGP

and near the top under "System" is a blue link asking if you have a different system or browser click this and get the update for your "other" browser :ie: you can get both installers with the same browser

"Do you have a different operating system or browser?"

This has "always" been the case and is my preferred method and quicker than running and waiting for the PSI "auto" .A PSI single programme scan usually spots the update straightaway or the .ocx zombie may hang awhile - just be patient .

EDIT :- if yoiu deselect the "Auto-Update" in the PSI , then the manual update should offer you the same Adobe installer links (without dross hopefully) - cannot remember if they open your browser to do this or not .

Hope that helps .

Anthony


Hi Anthony,

Thanks, I've checked the links, it works, but no what I want. And I am back to my original point. Old 10.x allowed me to use wget download script and download-if-newer with single click.

I'd like to extract direct Adobe download link and wget -N would solve all clicking for me in lab with 50 computers.

Thanks.

Stay well
mt


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