3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2015 6:20 PM by m_vargas

    Is AdobeFlashPlayer_18au_a_install.dmg v.18.0.0.203 from get3.adobe.com legitimate?

    imeer52557279

      On July 8th, 2015, the Adobe Flash Player Install Manager popped-up on my iMac (Yosemite 10.10.3) directing me to a screen with an update from:

      https://get3.adobe.com/flashplayer/download?installer=FP_18_Mac_for_Safari_and Firefox_-_NPAPI&os=OSX&browser_dist=Safari&type=au&browser_vers=8

       

      The file that was downloaded was:

      AdobeFlashPlayer_18au_a_install.dmg

      which installed the new version of Adobe Flash Player 18.0.0.203 

       

      Then I came across the following discussion and felt quite concerned:

      Re: Problem verifying Adobe download site

      I'm not sure what I downloaded is a legitimate file or may be malware, etc.

       

      I later went to directly to the adobe.com website and the file that was downloaded was different:

      AdobeFlashPlayer_18_a_install.dmg

      I have not tried to install it.

       

      Today I uninstalled the questionable version of Flash Player from my iMac and ran Intego's VirusBarrier - nothing suspicious was found.  Am I in for a headache having installed something illegitimate?  Or is it safe to now install AdobeFlashPlayer_18_a_install.dmg?

       

      Note:  Today, July 9th, 2015, the same message from Adobe Flash Player Install Manager popped-up on my 17" MacBookPro (OS X 10.9.5), but I didn't trust updating that way and went directly to the adobe.com website to get AdobeFlashPlayer_18_a_install.dmg

       

      Thanks so much!