Why does adobe keep updating

24-Oct-2017 13:37

Your web browser can tell you the plug-ins you have installed and which versions: As you can see, it’s pretty simple to find out which versions of software you are running.

Now that you know, how can you tell if the versions you have installed are the latest versions?

If you do use Adobe or aren't sure if you have the software enabled or which version of Flash you have, as we've discussed, there are ways to check for this information before downloading something from a possibly sketchy-looking Adobe Flash Player update notice.

If Flash or Reader plugins are enabled, Adobe will prompt users to download and install new updates with automatic update notices.

If you ended up on a site that was serving Flashback malware, you would have seen something similar to this: Other examples of this type of malware scheme include tactics used by makers of the infamous fake antivirus for Macs commonly known as Mac Defender.

Therefore, you should only install programs on your system if you are confident knowing where exactly they came from.

There have been a lot of articles lately about security problems with Flash Player and recommendations to update Adobe plug-ins.

But you may be wondering a few things, such as what the heck is a plug-in?

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?Flash was not included on i OS, in part because of these security vulnerabilities along with other performance issues.Although this has helped decrease the options malware authors have for attacking i Devices (remember when Steve Jobs took heat for the decision not to include Flash support in i OS?Adobe notifies Flash and Reader users of new available updates by displaying a notice regarding the availability of the new software.But when you see this type of notice from Adobe, how can you tell if the Flash update is valid or an attempt to install malware on your Mac?

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?Flash was not included on i OS, in part because of these security vulnerabilities along with other performance issues.Although this has helped decrease the options malware authors have for attacking i Devices (remember when Steve Jobs took heat for the decision not to include Flash support in i OS?Adobe notifies Flash and Reader users of new available updates by displaying a notice regarding the availability of the new software.But when you see this type of notice from Adobe, how can you tell if the Flash update is valid or an attempt to install malware on your Mac?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.