You can uninstall McAfee through your Control Panel.
In the future, download the Adobe Flash Player installer directly by clicking one of the following links.
Nothing in those but the installer.
Some posters here have reported that adblockers have been disabling the "optional download" section of the update page, although I haven't personally seen it.
FWIW, you don't even seem to be able to log into these forums unless you 'pause' Ghostery. There's not even a warning from Ghostery of an attempted redirect. I've not come across that anywhere else. Not even those who profess to do no evil seem do that.
As for the WYSIWYG on the Install screen with the misssing Option Offer as mentioned above , in all its unedited glory, here it is, ...
If anyone really thinks that that's not a potentially misleading entrée, I would recommend a visit to some nice young person wearing a clean white coat.....
FYI almost NOBODY here works for Adobe. We're just users like you.
What you've seen has been reported months ago, and it isn't going to change anytime soon.
Unwanted software ticks me off too, which is why I never update anything automatically.
I've had those links I posted since long before I started contributing here.
Thanks for the heads up. I've forwarded this to the team responsible for the web page. So far, they have been unable to reproduce this using standard ad blockers. Hopefully the Ghostery add-on will give them some additional clues.
Hi Chris. Thanks for getting back. Hope it is of some help, as it seems to be irritating a lot of people, maybe even more than it did me yesterday
Just in case it adds anything, can you also make sure that your web people know that Ghostery also seems to prevent even log-ons to these forums? Surely that shouldn't have to be so? I have lots of other sites with individual id/logon requirements and none of them are as screwed up as that
Otherwise, additional sysinfo is:
OS is Win 7 64bit Professional
Version showing is Bulid 6.1(Build 7901:Service Pack 1)
Firefox is 25.0.1
Ghostery is in Addons as 5.0.6
Also running in Firefox Add-ons....Better Privacy 1.68, ciffix0.36, DoNotTrackMe220.127.116.118, DownloadHelper 4.9.21, Norton Toolbar 2013.4.5.2, Norton Vulnerability Protection 18.104.22.168-1, Skype Click to Call 22.214.171.12471, TrackMeNot 0.6.728
That list may make it sound as if I am paranoid, but my shrink approves of them all as he thinks that they are good for me
Ghostery isn't an ad blocker, it's a cookie blocker.
The forums, and many other areas of the Adobe website, rely on cookies to keep track of your preferences and login sessions. If you intentionally stop them from working, so will the website. Not Adobe's fault.
OK, but as I understand it, EU privacy legislation mandates that all EU facing websites make cookie placement an option for users, on the basis of their first giving informed consent. I can't see this site offering any such option when trying to login on these forums.
So is Adobe operating illegally here, where I am? I don't know for certain, but I think that I saw another comment somewhere else concerned about the same issue. Alternatively, maybe they just don't want uppity Europeans who are as bothered as think they should be able to exercise what legal rights they may have this side of the pond
Maybe somebody could usefully take a look at that too and let us know why it's all OK..
I was able to reproduce this using Ghostery. In particular, it appears that when Ghostery blocks the Omniture beacon the checkbox (and all related text) is removed from the page.
I've shown this to the webteam involved and they will perform additional investigation.
Thank you again for bringing this up, this definitely gives us something to go on. Hopefully a solution can be found where Ghostery (and other ad/cookie blocker extensions) can co-exist with the Flash Player and Reader download pages.