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StuartMW
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Re: Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 is out.

said by gugarci:

Adobe wants users to use the get.adobe link so they can bundle their Flash with unwanted software...

That's the name of the game these days. Everyone does it. Only publish stub/web installers so you can include crapware and who knows what else.

However it's not just that. I archive (full) install packages as I have multiple machines, VM's etc. I download one copy (for each O/S etc). I don't need/want to run a stub/web installer multiple times.

FYI even if web/stub installers are the only option I use this trick. Run Wireshark, or other network monitoring tool, and then the installer. Once it starts downloading cancel (if you wish). Then search the Wireshark log for .exe/.msi and find the real installer URL. Then paste that to your browser and voila you have the full install package. Some vendors go to great lengths to hide them.
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reply to antdude

Is this a security update?



Name Game
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They only have release note on the previous version...nothing out there I can find on this new version yet.

»helpx.adobe.com/en/flash-player/···tes.html



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reply to starfish8

said by starfish8:

Is this a security update?

As of this post Secunia is not treating it as a security patch.


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reply to Name Game

said by Name Game:

said by gugarci:

Me too. Adobe wants users to use the get.adobe link so they can bundle their Flash with unwanted software so they can increase their profits. I only use the distribution page.

Aye, I guarantee ye, using distribution3.html I've had a twenty percent decrease in me "lice ratio!"

Ditto. Ahoy mateys!
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reply to antdude

Although the Distribution page claims the following:

Adobe Flash Player Distribution | Adobe
"Flash Player 11.4.402.278"
the MSI installers install version 11.4.402.267. Still. GRRRR!

Also, when I downloaded the consumer version of the installer and let it do it's thing on a test system, I got 11.4.402.278 BUT it didn't remove whatever other version (11.3.x or 11.4.402.267) I had installed using the MSI installer. DOUBLE GRRR!

I sure wish Adobe would get its act together.
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kickass69

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I'm guessing you prefer the MSI installers vs the EXE installers for some reason?



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said by angussf:

I sure wish Adobe would get its act together.

Unlikely in our lifetime.
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reply to kickass69

Just downloaded the msi (plugin) & got .278.

96d41c47b8855b7dadf7b7778ad6c1cd *install_flash_player_11_plugin.msi
 
Note that other then the "msi" stuff, the msi & exe are exactly the same, as would be expected.
IOW, the msi has within a Data1.cab, & within that .cab is the exe, install_flash_player_11_plugin_11.4.402.278.exe.

OK, ditto with the msi (active x), 278

8f23f29ce09d7354ab3562f1c2d08abe *install_flash_player_11_active_x.msi
 


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reply to StuartMW

said by StuartMW:

said by angussf:

I sure wish Adobe would get its act together.

Unlikely in our lifetime.

Not just Adobe either.


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reply to antdude

This is not a security update.
@Adobe forums

quote:
This release was simply a result of changes to our build process.
There were no code changes made and no need for you to update your client systems.
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said by chachazz:

quote:
This release was simply a result of changes to our build process.
There were no code changes made and no need for you to update your client systems.

So they updated their servers, web pages etc for no reason whatsoever?

»Re: Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 is out.
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said by StuartMW:

said by chachazz:

quote:
This release was simply a result of changes to our build process.
There were no code changes made and no need for you to update your client systems.

So they updated their servers, web pages etc for no reason whatsoever?

»Re: Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 is out.

Ugh, wasting our precious time!!
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said by antdude:

Ugh, wasting our precious time!!

I guess this was a placebo release just to make us feel better.
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therube

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reply to chachazz

cited: Flash v11.4.402.278 - MSI installs "wrong" version!



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reply to StuartMW

said by StuartMW:

said by antdude:

Ugh, wasting our precious time!!

I guess this was a placebo release just to make us feel better.

It didn't for us. :P
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Libra
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Had I known that I would never have installed it.

Sincerely, Libra


OZO
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Now I know it. And I'll pass



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reply to antdude

I did the update on five computers, but that's okay, I guess. It gave me something to do.
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said by rcdailey:

I did the update on five computers, but that's okay, I guess. It gave me something to do.

You need a job. ;p


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said by antdude:

You need a job. ;p

As long as Adobe/Oracle/Microsoft keep releasing patches he already has one
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reply to antdude

I am sure glad I was late to this party. I only have Flash on IE 8 on a virtual machine which has been shut down for a few days. It is now running again and I decided to read this thread before updating Flash on it. I won't bother now I have read the entire thread.

As for Adobe sending letters to websites that post the distribution page, yeah, that is partly because, as Corrine said in the Wilders thread, Adobe is not making enough money on McAfee getting accidentally installed. But there is another reason. Adobe now requires that anyone wanting to access the distribution page must APPLY AS AN OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTOR and will be send the link to the distribution page via email after their application is reviewed and accepted. This sounds me like Adobe plans to remove the page from public access but just hasn't done so yet.
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said by Mele20:

Adobe now requires that anyone wanting to access the distribution page must APPLY AS AN OFFICIAL DISTRIBUTOR and will be send the link to the distribution page via email after their application is reviewed and accepted. This sounds me like Adobe plans to remove the page from public access but just hasn't done so yet.

This has always been the case dating back to when Adobe acquired Macromedia. It was actually very easy to be listed as a distributor, though it needed to be renewed yearly. At one time you actually had to login to get access to the redistributable installer but somewhere along the line a few years ago they made this a public link.

Lets see if this gets censored, but another trick is to use more than one brower. Use IE to download the installer for standalone/plugin (firefox, etc), and a different browser (firefox, etc) to download the IE installer. This gets you around the requirement for using their download manager.


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said by Shady Bimmer:

...but another trick is to use more than one brower. Use IE to download the installer for standalone/plugin (firefox, etc), and a different browser (firefox, etc) to download the IE installer.

That has never worked for me. No idea why. That's why I used to do this

»Re: Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.278 is out.

and will again if Adobe removes the direct download page.

BTW as an aside I see that Google again (after years) allows direct downloading of Google Earth. I used to use the above trick to get it.
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reply to angussf

The MSI registers version 11.4.402.267 but actually installs version 11.4.402.278. I verified by installing the MSI and referencing the file version of FlashUtil64_11_4_402_278_ActiveX.exe (and ...Plugin.exe). Unfortunately many Inventory programs will report this as 267 since the registry shows the wrong version. (ActiveX) - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{6F702A65-629F-4E5A-B686-1A4826C83AB4}
(Plugin) - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8C27E4F1-9CE6-4C32-ADBB-D51CD226649E}

Definitely annoying.


mimiagatha

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reply to antdude

Adobe installed it legally and automatically on my windows 7 IE 9 and it killed the IE almost completely (except for simple sites). It was the correct (Active X) version. Had to disable it to be able to work. Bad, bad, bad Adobe.



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said by mimiagatha :

Adobe installed it legally and automatically on my windows 7....

You were worried that it might be illegal?

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reply to waitsian

said by waitsian :

The MSI registers version 11.4.402.267 but actually installs version 11.4.402.278. I verified by installing the MSI and referencing the file version of FlashUtil64_11_4_402_278_ActiveX.exe (and ...Plugin.exe). Unfortunately many Inventory programs will report this as 267 since the registry shows the wrong version. (ActiveX) - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{6F702A65-629F-4E5A-B686-1A4826C83AB4}
(Plugin) - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8C27E4F1-9CE6-4C32-ADBB-D51CD226649E}

Definitely annoying.

on my system the correct version is indicated at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
The key you cite is not present.


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reply to antdude

I have a couple of sites I use that require flash (Pandora, et al). I recently got Flashblock 1.5.15.1 from »flashblock.mozdev.org/ . It allows you to whitelist the sites that you wish to allow. So far it seems to be working fine.
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