Thanks, but... it is kind of sinister to post a direct link to a file. (these are the links above;)
- I have not heard the name macromedia in quite a while. The links peak my interest a little, but not enough to click on them.
- http://forums.adobe.com/thread/471032 says adobe flash is much newer than macromedia flash as they were bought out after version 8.
(Flash is on version 18.104.22.168 and older versions have serious vulnerabilities.)
I have just been going to the Adobe site,
- (as it macromedia seems outdated site could be a backdoor that has been hacked. Just try to pull up macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/_)
- http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ OR
- http://www.adobe.com/ under download and Flash player.. then unselecting Chrome.
- Seems more secure. Nowadays going to an outdated site could be a backdoor that has been hacked.
I remember one used to be able to pull up a page,
- it would check the version,
- if there was an update,
- they would provide the link right then and there,
- and then test it once installed.
I am sure your intentions are no less than noble and I would be willing to watch you install on your machine, over your shoulder... but....
Adobe IS Macromedia. They acquired the products and the webspace in 2005. It's just easier to update the file name and leave the domains the same.
NOTHING sinister about those links. They come right from here: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html
And I post them HUNDREDS of times a day here.
Will get you the "stub" installer, which has the bundled software in it. The links I posted are FULL installers and have NOTHING but Flash Player.
Thanks. If anything I found this link: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html which is what I wanted in the first place and should more easily accessible from the main adobe site!
I still did not see the links with macromedia...
Do you work for adobe?
What is blowing my mind... this morning I had issues with flash in firefox on youtube and a few other sites - it was halting things.
I updated flash in internet explorer and it fixed both IE and firefox. Now I check flash in firefox and it needs to be updated.
Do you work for adobe?
No... You could say Adobe works for me. Employees have "STAFF" after their name.
I'm a freelance web designer and I use Fireworks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Audition, Encore, AfterEffects, Acrobat and Premiere to eek out a small paycheck once in a while.
As a rule here: If a link is from Adobe, Macromedia, Apple or Microsoft, you can trust it. There are SOME isolated links from outside sources (I have a few myself, but it's a benefit of having my own server space with 2Tb), but if it's from someone who has "+++" or "MVP" after their name, you can be pretty sure it's safe too. One doesn't get to that status by handing out bad advice or posting suspicious or harmful links.