It does seem that I have to continually say the same words: Get rid of Flash Player: but if you can’t or won’t then update and update now.
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As much as I sound like a broken record, the warning remains as pertinent as ever.
Critical Flash updates have become a part of our weekly routines, but as long as Flash seems to exist, hackers seem to be able to exploit it hard. Even if you remove it, you may have friends and family who have not.
Being proactive in updating Flash don’t just protect your laptop from malicious websites. Getting to know the process, how the updates arrive and what version you should be running by now makes it easier to spot the hundred of fake Flash updates that have become inexplicably popular.
Anyway, this month’s critical update happens to fix a vulnerability that could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution, although Adobe says there are “currently no known exploits”.
Thats a big of good news, considering the critical update alarms in both February and June of this year, came after hackers has already begun using an exploit.
The bug exists in all versions of Flash up to 126.96.36.199 and you need version 188.8.131.52 for the fix.
If you have Flash player bundled with Microsoft Edge, I.E 11 for Windows 10 and 8.1 or Google Chrome, you’ll get the update automatically.
Otherwise, everyone else should update from inside Flash, or get a fresh copy by downloading it from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center.