My flash player version 126.96.36.199 installed without asking me to close my open Safari browser (Version 7.1.6) .. is it possible or was it some type of virus!
This is a customer-driven enhancement in the 188.8.131.52 release. From the Release Notes | Flash Player® 18 AIR® 18:
We have had consistent feedback from our customers that they prefer not to shut down their browsers to simply install Flash Player. This feature removes this requirement whenever possible. With Flash Player 18, in the vast majority of cases, the installer will no longer display a dialog to shut down the currently running browsers or applications that are using Flash Player!
Once the installation is completed, you will be notified that the browser may need to be restarted to use the newly installed version. This requirement depends on your browser’s ability to see the new version. Either way, Flash will continue to work and you can easily force the new version to appear by simply restarting your browser when it’s convenient for you.
Thanks a ton for the prompt reply. (was a bit worried before the reply)