Reader version 126.96.36.199 (for ActiveX) is latest but Microsoft doesn't have it available for Windows 8 and YOUR site won't allow me to download it myself. Please make it available. Version 188.8.131.52 is a vulnerable version. I don't want to have to wait on Microsoft to fix vulnerabilities in IE on Windows 8.
There is no such thing as "Reader version 184.108.40.206"; from the version number I can only assume that you mean Flash Player.
Microsoft offers the Flash Player update (ActiveX for Windows 8.x) via Windows Update; see https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/2755801
The update is also available on the Adobe website, but you should really update through "normal means" (Windows Update).
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