There are many ways to upgrade Adobe Flash Player to its latest version. In this article, we explain step by step how to do it the safest way. Just follow the instructions below.
Steps to Update Adobe Flash Player
You first enter this link which is the official download link for Adobe Flash Player. Uncheck all the odd boxes that may exist. This is to prevent you from installing additional third-party programs on your computer and then clicking the “Install Now” button.
When you downloaded, run (Click on) the installation file and you will get a window like the following one.
There you should first choose how you want to keep the plugin up to date, whether it is automatically updated, asked before updating or not looking for updates. I recommend you choose the first option or click “Next” to begin installing.
It will take a brief moment to install and if you have your browser open you may be informed that you should close it before continuing. When that process is finished you will have Adobe Flash Player updated.
Second method for updating Adobe Flash Player
Go to Control Panel and at the top right select “Large icons”.
Note: You can open Control Panel by pressing “Windows” and type “Control Panel“
Then click the “Check Now” button. When you do that will open the page of Adobe where you will indicate if you have the updated plugin to its latest version. In case you do not have it updated you will have the options to update it. You can also change the update settings to notify you about new and upcoming updates.
As we mentioned, updating in Google Chrome is not required. Google Chrome updates its components when Chrome itself is updated. But in that case, somehow there will be troubleshooting with Chrome then you can manually force Chrome to update your Adobe Flash Player following the methods below:
Go to address bar and type
chrome://components then press enter. It must look like this:
If you want just to know the flash player plugin version in Chrome, type the following in the address bar chrome://flash/
Final note: After installing or updating Adobe Flash Player manually, do not forget to restart your PC.