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Forum Thread: Auto-update for Adobe Flash Player 11.x

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dd5087 Auto-update for Adobe Flash Player 11.x
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I happened to notice that a PSI popup on my laptop screen indicated that Adobe Flash Player 11.x (both ActiveX & NPAPI) were automatically updated. Out of curiosity I opened PSI to verify they had been updated and I noticed that neither had any entry posted in the Auto-Update history area for those apps. The information posted in this area says "No updates have yet been automatically installed ". I went to the directory where these are located (C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash and the files show the modified date of today, 07/11/2012.

I am running PSI 2.0. Shouldn't PSI post auto-update information in this area?

ddmarshall RE: Auto-update for Adobe Flash Player 11.x
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Are you sure it was PSI that performed the update and not the Flash Player Automatic Updater? I also had a changed program notification for Flash Player which I am sure was updated by the Adobe updater.
Given that the Flash Player update to 11.3.300.265 does not contain any security updates, I would not expect PSI to try to install it.

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dd5087 RE: Auto-update for Adobe Flash Player 11.x
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on 12th Jul, 2012 22:50, ddmarshall wrote:
Are you sure it was PSI that performed the update and not the Flash Player Automatic Updater? I also had a changed program notification for Flash Player which I am sure was updated by the Adobe updater.
Given that the Flash Player update to 11.3.300.265 does not contain any security updates, I would not expect PSI to try to install it.


I hadn't thought of that, you may be correct. Not sure how to tell.
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ddmarshall RE: Auto-update for Adobe Flash Player 11.x
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Look in the Flashinstall.txt file in C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash. See if there is a reference to a Secunia file in the last install. I'm not sure if this is still true for PSI 3.0.

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dd5087 RE: Auto-update for Adobe Flash Player 11.x
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on 13th Jul, 2012 13:16, ddmarshall wrote:
Look in the Flashinstall.txt file in C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash. See if there is a reference to a Secunia file in the last install. I'm not sure if this is still true for PSI 3.0.


There was no reference to Secunia in the log file.
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ddmarshall RE: Auto-update for Adobe Flash Player 11.x
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I think that means it was most likely the Flash Updater that installed it.

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