Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player

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Average User Rating:
2.5
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  • Version:
    18.0.0.209
  • Total Downloads:
    38,846,423
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 15, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

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Improved to give the best the Internet has to offer, Adobe Flash Player 11 shows a quantum leap in performance over previous versions. It has a number of new features designed to take full advantage of the newer 64-bit browsers and operating systems available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. This makes it a more effective tool for Web developers and anyone who enjoys media-rich applications or sites like YouTube. However, with the improvement come a few headaches that users of certain browsers may encounter.

If you use Google Chrome, there is no need to download Adobe Flash Player 11, as it comes as part of the download package. For those using other browsers, you may be prompted to update depending on your settings. This isn't a program that will be prominent for most users -- it works primarily in the background. And while it can be accessed from the toolbar of your browser, we don't recommend tinkering around with this plug-in unless you're an experienced professional. Web developers will notice it has better integration with browsers' JavaScript console. This version is configured to use system resources more efficiently and provide enhanced high-resolution bitmap support for more detailed and accelerated videos and graphics.

Adobe Flash 11 is not without a few flaws, and users of Google Chrome are most likely to encounter them. Flash Player 11 is subject to freezing up the browser, giving a prompt at the top of a tab saying the player isn't responding, with a prompt to stop it. Once it is stopped, it will restart automatically, but it leaves an annoying message at the top of every open browser tab reporting the obvious fact that it has crashed. Mac users should be aware that it requires OS X 10.6 or higher running on an Intel platform to function properly. For the most part, however, this program brings faster, better graphics that even those who don't understand what a plug-in does will appreciate.

 
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1 stars

"Warning: installs unwanted programs. Also vulnerable."

July 19, 2015  |  By Tryumph

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.209

Pros

Give me a couple of years and I'll try to come up with something.

Cons

Vulnerable
Buggy
Crashes
Obsolete

Summary

Many experts and ordinary people (like me) have hated Flash for a long time. It's full of bugs and vulnerabilities, plus it likes to crash. The recent news (July 2015) that Firefox has blocked it (by default) hopefully will prompt other software producers to do the same.

Even worse, if you go to Adobe's website to update flash, it automatically installs a McAfee antivirus program WITHOUT GIVING YOU THE OPTION. This is a gross violation of commonly accepted standards for freeware.

You can, however, defeat the McAfee installation. When you're installing Flash, progress bars will show two separate installations. After the Flash install is complete, close (not minimize) the window to abort the remaining installation.

Adobe has done many good things, including the invention of Postscript, Illustrator, Photoshop and the late, lamented PageMaker (although technically PageMaker was created by another company, Aldus, that Adobe bought.) So come on, Adobe, do another good thing: Dump Flash.

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1 stars

"Annoying and won't load"

July 15, 2015  |  By amsev1960

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.209

Pros

none whatsoever

Cons

This software downloads some sort of download management software that just sits there and won't install anything. I've tried to find a fix, because, yes, I would like to see my weather radar functioning again, but enough is enough. Adobe, FIX THIS!

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1 stars

"FP 18.0.0.203 is a piece of SH**"

July 11, 2015  |  By 123321xcb

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.203

Pros

Nothing. Nada. Xip. Zilch.

Cons

Crashes in opera...in FF...in IE...in Chrome

Crashes, crashes, crashes.

But, hey, at least my comp's not getting hacked.

Mega-meg Adobe, where the developers couldn't write clean code if their lives depended on it.

Summary

Find.
An.
Alternative.

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1 stars

"Please Someone Kill Flash!"

July 10, 2015

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.203

Pros

It occasionally plays videos.

Cons

Causes browser crashes and lockups.
Needs updating monthly. Sometimes more.
Pure bloat-ware. Needs more and system resources with every upgrade.
Adobe corporate trolls trying to fool consumers with positive postings.

Summary

Adobe has no imagination left. Products bloated and inflated to justify commercial customers paying for upgrades. The executives of this company are not indispensable. Please support any project that will replace flash. It is simply in all our best interest.

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1 stars

"Adobe Download Mgr Won't Work"

July 03, 2015  |  By FerretMomx12

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.194

Pros

I have no idea.

Cons

Can't get it to install

Summary

DL'd it numerous times, with the anti-virus on & off. The Download Manager window opens but, it's blank. Firefox has started to argue with me about my outdated version but I can't upgrade. Anyone got any ideas?

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2 stars

"Mediocre but necessary"

May 19, 2015  |  By Bill_Levinson

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.188

Pros

Necessary to view most video

Cons

Tries to install unauthorized software (McAfee). Controls, e.g. fast forward, not reliable.

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1 stars

"Not launching. Can I choose not Adobe? -NO. Thanks."

May 18, 2015  |  By rms.server

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.188

Pros

I could watch flash online before.

Cons

Outdated crap.

Summary

Please make something new, reliable and stable.

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1 stars

"Would should I update my Adobe Flash Player; again???"

May 13, 2015  |  By robertinstx

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.188

Pros

After reading all of these NEGATIVE comments, I think I'll just put-up with the constant harassing reminders to update it.

Cons

Apparently everything about this software, but especially this update, really bites the big one.

Summary

Does a real person bother to read the feedback that is written & freely given to their companies anymore? Apparently not, as this lackadaisical attitude of anything computer related is: You will take, & like it. It's free; so shut-up & accept the mediocre products that we give you.
This feedback is extremely valuable to any company that wants to stay in business & should be considered & heavily weighed when considering their marketing analysis.
Hint: Keep your current customers happy.
And then, you will have more customers to try to keep happy.

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4 stars

"I always use it"

March 13, 2015  |  By mtarek7955

 |  Version: FutureSplash Player 16-bit 1.0

Pros

great solution to watch online movie and youtube.

I use it to watch TV on http://izone71.com/

Cons

Sometimes it slow down my browser and crashed

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1 stars

"Biggest POS Software since iTunes!"

January 31, 2015  |  By The Main Dude

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.296

Pros

It's free, and it's still priced too high.

Cons

It's free, and it's still priced too high.

Summary

I keep getting a message to the effect that I need to install Adobe Flash, so I give it a try. So far, I have 15 copies of the Adobe Flash Installed in my Download directory, and all they have done so far is to keep each other company. Maybe Adobe has to quit hiring 8-year-old programmers from North Korea and get somebody who knows about such things as Progress Bars, and Error Traps, so that when the installer is running, it can trap errors, report on them, and show you the progress of the program when it's running. Oh, that's right - it's Adobe. Never mind.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 18.0.0.209
Updated Flash Player with critical security and functional bug fixes.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date July 14, 2015
Date Added July 15, 2015
Version 18.0.0.209
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 and above, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 and above, and Opera 11
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File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 38,846,423
Downloads Last Week 8,163
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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