Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 675 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
15.0.0.152
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
September 09, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
38,484,274
Downloads Last Week:
12,351
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 and above, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 and above, and Opera 11

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.5

    out of 675 votes

    • 5 star: 148
    • 4 star: 87
    • 3 star: 63
    • 2 star: 57
    • 1 star: 320
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  • 1 stars

    "Piece of crap!!"

    September 07, 2014   |   By VHarleyFatBoy

    Version: Flash Player 10.0.12.36

    Pros

    NONE, I WISH SOMEONE WOULD GIVE US A DIFFERENT CHOICE

    Cons

    CRASHING ISSUES OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN

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  • 2 stars

    "Controls not reliable, can't identify video sources"

    July 23, 2014   |   By Bill_Levinson

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.145

    Pros

    Plays interactive content; probably indispensable

    Cons

    Does not always respond to user commands.

    Right-clicking does not identify the source of unwanted content, which means unwanted content cannot be banned with parental or similar controls. Business IT departments may similarly be unable to ban unwanted video sources.

    Summary

    The problems show a relatively low level of pride in Adobe's workmanship. Even though this product is free, it does reflect on the company.

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  • 1 stars

    "Adobe needs to allow access for Kindle Fire!"

    May 28, 2014   |   By Christiangirl177

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.214

    Pros

    None that I could think of!

    Cons

    Not available for the Kindle Fire system nor the Android based tablets! Adobe needs to allow us to have access to their Flash Player. I am very disappointed with this company right now! I really don't have anything positive to say about Adobe right now. Hopefully, they'll rectify this situation.

    Summary

    Adobe needs to see what people are saying about their product, not that it would matter to them.

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  • 1 stars

    "BEWARE & CAREFUL or Adobe Flash will install Chrome and"

    May 01, 2014   |   By musicman4you

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206

    Pros

    None but you need it for sites like YouTube

    Cons

    BEWARE & be CAREFUL or Adobe Flash update will install Chrome and Mcafee Scanner on your compter.I found out the hard way last night.This is not Comodo icedragons fault but when it told me to update the newest Flash from Adobe I did on the page it gave me and I seen it installing Google Chrome.I closed it down before it could install.Then I tried again and it installed the Mcafee Security Scanner on my PC so fast I couldn't stop it.I had to clean a lot of crap off of my PC thanks to Adobe Flash and there new tricky programs they add.If you update Flash you better look real close on that page so you don't get Chrome and Mcafee.Adobe has stooped to a new low with the sneaky,dirty little tactics to install Chrome and Mcafee on your computer.

    Summary

    I seen on google were IT professionals and people that work on computers also didn't see the well hidden options of other programs now in Adobe Flash.It put the Mcafee Scanner in C:\DOCUME~1\MyName\LOCALS~1\Temp\ContentDATs.exe So I just took all night and removed the Mcafee stuff from hidden Folders & other places on my PC.Icedragon had many left overs also that registry cleaners could not find.Many including Mcafee were in hidden folders and files.I had to go through the computer and clean all of this stuff up myself and from Registry.There is even a YouTube video showing how Adobe installs this with the Flash Update.Just google Adobe Flash adds Chrome and Mcafee.I don't trust Adobe and use another PDF reader instead of the Adobe one.Be careful upgrading Flash.

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  • 1 stars

    "Absolute Garbage, thanks Adobe!"

    April 15, 2014   |   By TxTom

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.182

    Pros

    None. The update stinks.

    Cons

    Takes up disc space and does nothing but crash.

    Summary

    V13 is a complete failure on the Mac at this point.

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  • 1 stars

    "Dead on arrival"

    April 15, 2014   |   By shineola77

    Version: Shockwave Flash Plug-in (32-bit) 2.0

    Pros

    Cannot find a single good thing to say

    Cons

    Does not work with MAC X with /firefox, not eevn a little bit

    Summary

    Adobe notified me that there was an upgrade to my flash player available and since flash seemed to be slowing my on line life, I opted for it and then my child wanted to see her Frozen song on You tube and I got the old error message and the query about reporting it to presumably Adobe which is about as much use as reporting injustice to the Justice department.
    I shall be happy when flash falls into the dustbin of history along with Stacker, the Bournolli Box and the Osborn 64

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  • 1 stars

    "Does nothing but crash"

    March 31, 2014   |   By nmweatherman

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77

    Pros

    None whatsoever

    Cons

    Doesn't work with my browser at all

    Summary

    I am running XP Pro with a Chrome browser and this software does not work at all with Chrome. Almost instantly I get messages that it has crashed or is unresponsive. I've given it four trials but now its history. It is simply incompatible with Chrome I guess. Plus when it's crashing it freezes up my web pages. Nothing but trouble.

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  • 1 stars

    "Crashing for weeks"

    March 29, 2014   |   By essaadams

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77

    Pros

    A fix would be a pro. An update would be a pro. But nothing to fix this issue is a con all the way.

    Cons

    Crashing - and the box that freezes me from working - well h*^# I know it crashed, now leave me alone to work. Who thought of this version? I have had professional support techs on / in my computer for hours on end to uninstall, reinstall, repair, re-register, and do all their tricks and it is the same. So I just reinstall myself. Any thing can crash it. Going to a recipe site, to Facebook, to my work site, to my own website where there isn't even a slideshow or flash in use. And NOW it is bringing in the email message I may be writing so I have to get that out of the way too. Sometimes I have to click it out of the way 2 times or 25 times. Reinstall and may get an hour or 10 hours or 10 minutes. Fix it! I use Firefox. Techs also set me up for Chrome in case, but I have no interest and it crashes there anyway.

    Summary

    Fix it!. They need to fix it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Latest version started crashing and freezing browser."

    March 19, 2014   |   By tembuktoo

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77

    Pros

    The past two updates before the March 11th version worked fine.

    Cons

    Latest version of software dated March 11th started crashing and freezing the browser today(March 19th). Seems like the programmers intentionally program issues into the software so they will have job security.

    Summary

    As soon as someone somewhere comes up with ANY alternative to this software I am dumping it immediately.

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  • 1 stars

    "Version 12 fails. To load, install, or run."

    February 08, 2014   |   By pyotr576

    Version: Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.44

    Pros

    It is free.

    Cons

    It does not install - the "installer" program deletes itself, does something, but it does not install. Not to Firefox.

    I give it one star because I cannot not give it zero.

    Summary

    how many times do I have to download and install Flash 12 before it actually installs and works in Firefox?

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