I just went to a website where I wanted to see a video. The screen (the video's window) told me that my Adobe Flash version was up-to date and so I clicked on the link and the installer started. However I noticed that no .dmg file was downloaded and at the end of the install the program did not ask me to close safari as it usually does.
Since I cannot verify the nature of the website I got suspicious and I went on the Preferences to see if my version was update. Apparently mine is the last version. However I wanted to find an option where I could check the date and time of the last update to see if the update I got from that website was a true Adobe One or a fake (if the update time was 2 weeks ago it is clear that I downloaded a virus, on the other hand if the Adobe preferences tell me that my last update was done 30 mins ago I know I am fine).
However I did not find anything like that and now I am wondering if I installed a malaware or not!
Can you please help me out on understanding if I downloaded something dangerous?
The version I got is the 188.8.131.52 and I currently use a OSX Yosemite.
Thank you very much in advance for any help you will provide me!
We recently made a change to the Flash Player installer to not require users to close the browser during installation and instead let users restart the browser (to load the newly installed version) on their own. Official Flash Player installers are only available from the adobe.com website, they are not available anywhere else.
The plugin is installed/saved to ~/Library/Internet Plug-ins (system Library, not user's Library). You can look in this folder for Flash Player.plugin and check the modified date for when it was installed.
In general, you should always download software directly from the manufacturer's website (e.g. don't trust pop-ups).
For Flash Player, you can always download the latest Flash Player here:
If you have the latest Flash Player installed and the content cannot detect Flash, you might be running into a situation where you need to enable Flash in Safari:
For Chrome, Flash is a built-in component of the browser, and should be automatically enabled.