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New Windows Update Addresses Major Adobe Flash Player Bug

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Most people know that Adobe Flash Player isn’t perfect. It’s got a host of flaws and security issues. And, it’s for those reasons that Adobe has opted to quit making it in 2020.  The latest Microsoft update – KB4051613 was developed to address some of the issues seen in previous versions of Flash.

What Does The Update Address?

The update supposedly addresses issues with Adobe Flash Player of any Windows supported device, focusing mainly on one bug it looks like. The bug affects the Flex content, so anyone who has experienced problems is encouraged to get the latest update.

The bug caused the 7.0.0170 version of the player to crash while in the VMware vSphere Web Client. The update applies to multiple Window versions including

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8.1 RT
  • Windows Embedded 8
  • Windows 10 RTM
  • Windows 10 version 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703 and 1711

How To Install The Update

For installation of the latest update, users are advised to go to Windows Update to see what updates are available. The Flash Player update should be there. All you need to do is download the file by hitting the Download button.

How To Enable Adobe Flash Player In 3 Key Browsers

Adobe Flash Player, once a major player in the web browsing world, has become a relic and has been deemed unsafe. The problem, however, is that many websites are using it still. Thus, if you don’t have Flash Player installed on your device, you cannot use the site correctly.

Adobe Flash Player has been installed with automatic disabling and, to use a site with Flash content, you’ll need to enable it yourself.

Mozilla Firefox and Enabling Flash

  • Bring up Mozilla Firefox.
  • Go to the three-bar icon at the right-hand side of the browser.
  • Click on it.
  • Choose Add-ons.
  • In the left pane, hit Plugins.
  • Look for Shockwave Flash and hit the “Always Active” to enable it. If you want to disable it, choose “Never Activate.”

Google Chrome and Enabling Flash

  • Startup Google Chrome.
  • Type in chrome://settings/content.
  • Locate Flash Player.
  • Choose “Allow” sites to enable Flash
  • Hit “Done.”

You can also do the following:

  • If you need Flash Player for a minute number of website, just go to “Manage” exceptions.
  • Add the website’s addresses and hit “Allow.”
  • Hit “Done” after you add the sites.
  • Close settings.

Microsoft Edge and Enabling Flash

  • Startup Edge.
  • Look for the three-dot icon at the top.
  • Click on the three-dot icon and find Settings.
  • Look for View Advanced Settings.
  • Turn the “Use Adobe Flash Player Option” on.
  • Close down the browser and restart it to ensure the changes are applied.