These have been so many reports about Adobe Flash Player being a liability and more recently, Adobe released a patch that fixed over 30 vulnerabilities. However, this app is still the most widely used platform for streaming video content. Sure, some online content providers are moving towards other platforms, but the great majority of them still use Adobe Flash Player.
This means that it’s here to stay for now and that it’s of the utmost importance that you update the app as soon as you can. Not updating the app can result in you not being able to watch videos online or to play games.
Here is what you have to do in order to update your Adobe Flash Player. First of all, you’ll have to go to the official Adobe site and to download it. At this point, you should also look out for a prompt that asks you if you want third-party apps along with the Flash Player. If you’re not interested in that, just uncheck it and carry on.
Once Adobe Flash Player is installed, you’ll have to update the app in each web browser that you use. If say, you only update it in Google Chrome, that update won’t be available for Mozilla Firefox as well.
After you’re done, you should also allow Adobe to install updates automatically so that you don’t have to do it manually every single time.
This is the only really safe way to update your Adobe Flash Player. You should never update Adobe through notifications received in Windows, because it has been proven that while they sometimes come do from Adobe, at other times they’re just malware and that is dangerous for your computer.
You should also avoid updating your Flash Player when you’re on movie sites or other types of suspicious sites that tell you to do so in order to play the video. Those will most likely contain malware.