Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 680 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.4.402.287
  • Total Downloads:
    38,572,741
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 08, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.8

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    2.5

    out of 680 votes

    • 5 star 149
    • 4 star 87
    • 3 star 63
    • 2 star 57
    • 1 star 324
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1 stars

"WHAT A SHAME!"

November 01, 2012  |  By leonidasorf

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287

Pros

TILL VERSION 10. ALL ALRIGHT!

Cons

AFTER...11 FIREFOX,CHROME... FREEZES,DON'T PLAY VIDEOS RIGHT...

Summary

DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS!
IT'S A DISASTER!

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1 stars

"Nothing but trouble"

October 28, 2012  |  By jim63135

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287

Pros

nothing but trouble, keeps crashing, can't find fix, hopeless

Cons

the new version will not work with the latest version of Firefox, crashes ALL THE TIME

Summary

don't download it

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2 stars

"Flash 11.4 has problems with some websites"

October 23, 2012  |  By jameshammell

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287

Pros

Flash works well on most websites

Cons

Ran into a problem with subject version of Flash causing Internet Explorer 9 to crash. If you downgrade to 11.3 or upgrade to 11.5 (beta) the issue is resolved.

Examples of problems websites are Spiceworks portal and ADP Portal.

Summary

Flash has been working fairly well, except for its frequent updating (would be nice to have *well tested* slip-streamed updates like Google is doing with Chrome including an easy way to revert to a previously working version in case an updated version causes problems), and this recent crashing issue.

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1 stars

"Google Toolbar?!?"

October 23, 2012  |  By Hank3484

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287

Pros

I am forced to used this software to access Google Street View.

Cons

Mandatory install of a toolbar? Come on Google, that is so 1999.

Summary

Google, you say do no evil, toolbars are pure evil. Yes I understand you're in Kahoots with Adobe to **** off Apple and possibly gain some of their customers, fair enough, but I don't need your toolbar collateral damage from this war.

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1 stars

"No updates for Android Flash"

October 15, 2012  |  By jamie6764

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287

Pros

Noooooooone

Cons

I specifically bought an Android tablet rather than an iPad because of Flash, only to find out it's no longer being updated and older versions don't work on my Asus Infinity. This isn't fair. Any idea when Adobe will upgrade Flash to work with Android?

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5 stars

"I have no Flash issues"

October 12, 2012  |  By DH1

 |  Version: Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287

Pros

I've never had an Adobe Flash problem.

Cons

Ummmm, why does CNET require there be at least 10 characters in this field when a simple "NONE" would suffice??

Summary

Maybe I'm just one of the lucky ones but I've never had a Flash issue.

Attempting to try to figure out why I've been having an ongoing issue with one (and ONLY one) website brought me to this discussion.

I have always kept both my browsers and my Adobe Flash up-to-date with the most recent versions and, again, I have *never* experienced any Flash related issues.

Currently:
Win7
Flash version 11.4
Browser of choice - Firefox version 16.0.1 (upgraded today from v. 15.x)

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date October 08, 2012
Date Added October 08, 2012
Version 11.4.402.287
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2003
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 UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 38,572,741
Downloads Last Week 9,137
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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