This is a user-to-user forum.
NO ONE from management reads or even visits these pages.
Basically, you're "preaching to the choir".
Me? I never use the downloader/installer or the GUI updater.
I ALWAYS use the "offline installers" with nothing bundled in them.
NEXT TIME you get an update notification, download and run the FULL installer. It's just as fast, and you ONLY get the Flash Player.
Proboably I was too naive about that.
Thanks for the links :-)