Just updated my flash player and it auto installed the mcafee junk and DID NOT ask before it did. So I had to hunt down the garbage and get rid of it. If I wanted another product on my computer, I WOULD PURCHASE IT. I did not give the installer permission as it did not even ask before just throwing it on my computer. Unless it has changed, I do not trust any mcafee items. I have not had good experiences or seen good experiences with them. So please refrain from just putting things other than what I am updating onto my computer. I enjoy adobe but can search for other alternatives if needed and this continues to be a trend. Not exactly happy right now as it makes me wonder what else has been put on my computer by your updaters while I went to get a drink really quick during downloads. *starts scanning her computer and cleaning it up*
In your Flash Player "Global Settings" under the Advanced tab, you can disable automatic updates. The downside is you have to update manually, but you can download the Adobe Flash Player installers directly by clicking one of the following links.
Those have NOTHING BUT the Flash Player.
I recommend you bookmark those since Adobe ISN'T going to stop bundling third party apps no matter how many people complain, because it offsets development and distribution costs, and unless EVERYONE agrees to pay for updates (not likely), McAfee, Norton, and Google will continue to support freeware for them.
If you download Flash Player from the standard download page, you will get "Optional offers" (see image below). It is entirely up to you if you want to install them, or uncheck the optional offer before downloading the installer.
Or use the offline installers from Mike's links, which are posted several dozen times every day here in this forum.