one way to interest Adobe's development team is to use the "wishform" and maybe your "Please stop bundling other random applications with Flash player updates!!!! " can serve as a suggestion. Here at https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform , where you will find this: "Use this form to request new features or suggest modifications to existing features."
This is a user forum; we are users just like you. You may see occasional Adobe staff here in the forum; but these are not the people who make the decisions regarding bundling 3rd-party software.
However, the solution is so simple - I have been posting it in this forum for years and years and years: download the updates manually using the offline installers from
And now I hereby declare this is the last time I posted this solution. What is the point of posting and posting and posting when nobody ever reads it...?
Thanks for the info, both for the bug reporting site and for the better way to upgrade.
I posted here because I was thoroughly fed up with Adobe and web site that leads you in circles.