8 Replies Latest reply on Nov 14, 2013 4:27 AM by manuel_321

    Flash forces install of McAfee

    jimad3

      I go to:

       

      http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

       

      I click on:

       

      Get the latest version

      Download the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player

       

      It DOES NOT give me an option to deselect McAfee

       

      This give me:

       

      Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.94 (16.9 MB)

      Your system: Windows 64-bit , English, Firefox

      http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

       

      which downloads and installs McAfee without anywhere giving me the option to deselect McAfee.

       

      I do not expect, and I do not want, Adobe to install a competitor's product to the security software vendor that *I* chose to put on my computer.

       

      It is not reasonable on the part of Adobe to force my selection, against my will, of a competitor's security software.  Such duplicate installation often causes security problems!

        • 1. Re: Flash forces install of McAfee
          Mike M Level 6

          Download the Adobe Flash Player installer directly by clicking one of the following links.

          Flash Player for ActiveX (Internet Explorer)

          Flash Player Plug-in (All other browsers)

           

          Nothing bundled in those. BOOKMARK them for future reference and don't use the updater.

          • 2. Re: Flash forces install of McAfee
            pwillener Level 8

            jimad3 wrote:

             

            Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.94 (16.9 MB)

            Your system: Windows 64-bit , English, Firefox

            http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

            Strange; when I go there I see

            Untitled.png

            Anyway, if you use the offline installers from the links in the previous post, you will never have to worry again.

            • 3. Re: Flash forces install of McAfee
              jimad3 Level 1

              The setup you are quoting is 32-bit.  The setup I am quoting is 64-bit.  The user should not have to implement workarounds to escape unreasonable corporate behavior by Adobe.

              • 4. Re: Flash forces install of McAfee
                pwillener Level 8

                Because I took yesterday's screenshot on a 32-bit system.  This is how it looks on a 64-bit system

                getfp1.PNG

                 

                The only thing the users have to do is to uncheck that little checkbox.

                • 5. Re: Flash forces install of McAfee
                  jimad3 Level 1

                  When I rerun the install today from Adobe’s website using the default, I get an alternative display which offers, but does not force a “Free Trial of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom”, and then the install proceeds without apparently forcing the install of McAfee.  And then when I go back and do it again, it displays the McAfee display, with the checkbox, which now appears to function correctly, install McAfee, or not, depending on the checkbox.  So I would guess this was a programming glitch on Adobe website, which now appears to be fixed.

                  • 6. Re: Flash forces install of McAfee
                    Mike M Level 6

                    jimad3 wrote:

                     

                    When I rerun the install today from Adobe’s website using the default, I get an alternative display which offers, but does not force a “Free Trial of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom”, and then the install proceeds without apparently forcing the install of McAfee.  And then when I go back and do it again, it displays the McAfee display, with the checkbox, which now appears to function correctly, install McAfee, or not, depending on the checkbox.  So I would guess this was a programming glitch on Adobe website, which now appears to be fixed.

                    The Lightroom trial is for Mac users only AFAIK, so I don't understand HOW you could have seen it on a Windows system. Adobe uses browser and OS detection javascripts to determine WHICH page a visitor is directed to. If you're seeing a McAfee download, it's detected that you're using Windows and it WON'T show you a "Mac only" download option (Lightroom).

                    • 7. Re: Flash forces install of McAfee
                      jimad3 Level 1

                      Sounds to me like the Adobe website is major screwed up.

                      • 8. Re: Flash forces install of McAfee
                        manuel_321 Level 1

                        As if it were not enough to receive constant flash player updates anouncements, the last one came with a surprise. This time Adobe didn't allow me to choose whether to install mcafee or not (btw shame on you Adobe for making me to have to uncheck that box every time). A pop up window shown up with the download status of both Flash player update and mcafee, and installed it without asking. Why should I have to loose my time having to uninstall mcafee? Why should I have to loose my time having to uncheck that box every other time? How do I know Mcafee has not left anything in my computer after uninstall? I have my own antivirus, so please, just stop annoying your users with that kind of annoying behaviour.

                         

                        PS: I don't install anything automatically before checking how it was for other users, so save your advices on enable updates automatically.

                         

                        SHAME ON YOU!

                         

                        Manuel