Per Adobe Flash Player's EULA:
When you agree to update automatically, you agree to "accept" the software:
“Software” means (a) all of the contents of the files (delivered electronically or on physical media), or disk(s) or other media with which this agreement is provided, which may include Adobe or third party computer information or software, including Adobe Reader® (“Adobe Reader”), Adobe AIR® (“Adobe AIR”), and Adobe Flash® Player (collectively, Adobe AIR and Flash Player are the “Adobe Runtimes”); (ii) related explanatory written materials or files (“Documentation”); and (iii) fonts; and (b) upgrades, modified versions, updates, additions, and copies of the foregoing, provided to you by Adobe at any time (collectively, “Updates”).
I agree that the "automatic updates" should have an "opt out" for third party apps, but you have the option to disable automatic updates and use the "offline installers" instead:
Those are only the plugin and nothing else.
Thanks! I find it digusting that companies "sneak" stuff not related to
their products into the agreement. Even JAVA gives the user an "opt out"
for non-Java software before installing. I wonder how much Adobe gets paid
Thank you for the offline installers tips...I will use it in the future.