Today while in Safari (8.0.02 on mac with OS X Yosemite) I had a pop up window telling me that flash needed updated. It looked normal so I instinctively hit the button to install. After that it did not go through the normal process. I was not taken to the normal browser window, just saw a pop up window with a bar showing the progress of the download. How do I make sure that a flash update is indeed what I installed?
What is your installed Flash Player version now? Over the weekend there was an update to 22.214.171.1246; it may have been that.
I do have the current version. So just don't worry about it?
Most update installs of the nature you describe download and install Flash Player directly. Sometimes (at least 4 per year), instead of downloading and installing Flash Player directly, the user is taken to the adobe.com site to download the player.