I've received a notice offering to download a Flash Player update, but I'm suspicious. It passed the Microsoft Security Essentials scan, but it doesn't look like it's from Adobe. The notice says "Program Name: ICReinstall_adobe_flash_setup.exe" and "Verified publisher: Astro Network (Fried Cookie, Ltd)". When I look at its properties, it appears to have a legitimate security certificate. I have downloaded the installer but not allowed it to install. What is this? Should I proceed or trash it? When I go online separately to the Adobe site, it tells me that I have the current Flash Player, version 15,0,0,189 installed. I am using a PC operating on Windows 7.
This is definitely not from Adobe; you were right to be suspicious.
Only download updates from the adobe.com or macromedia.com websites.
But you already have the latest Flash Player 220.127.116.11 installed, so no update is needed.