Problems updating flash player
How do you know if the version of Flash you have is the one that needs updating?
And how do you make sure you’re as safe as possible when updating the software, given the constant flood of problems that are being reported?
These are all valid concerns that we’ll clear up, putting your mind at ease when it comes time to update Adobe Flash Player. Plug-ins (or "plugins" – both are correct) are software elements used by web browsers, often to display certain types of content such as Flash or Java.
Sometimes these come with your browser automatically, but sometimes you have to add them.
This plug-in provides what is called "Active Content," meaning it adds additional functionality to web pages for interactive or media-related capability.
These powerful applets can be embedded in web pages and provide the opportunity to access users across all operating systems, which means the software is a popular attack point for malware authors.
Therefore, you should only install programs on your system if you are confident knowing where exactly they came from.
You can head over to Adobe's site for Flash Player updates. The most widely known example of a fake Flash update is the Flashback Trojan horse, which first masqueraded as a Flash Player installer package targeting Mac users.