3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2017 8:32 AM by bradesmith

    How do I block automatic Flash updates?


      How do I block automatic Flash updates?  Is blocking the updates possible in the registry? If yes, then how? 

      These questions are in reference to a work environment where Flash updates will be deployed through SCCM.

        • 1. Re: How do I block automatic Flash updates?
          chris.campbell Adobe Employee

          Please see the Chapter 4 "Administration" "Update" section in our admin guide - http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_admin_guide.html

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          • 2. Re: How do I block automatic Flash updates?
            Carm01 Level 4

            The easiest way to do this is to deploy a file called :




            in the directory: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash



            Depending on your system architecture.


            the contents are simply:





            That's the simplest way.

            Also, there is additional tasks and services that Adobe takes it upon themselves to install and they are:


            The tasks are:

            Adobe Flash Player Updater

            Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier

            (not sure about an activeX one as I am on Win10 atm)


            The services are:




            Adobe Flash Player Updater

            and Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier if you don't install it silently once again not sure about the ActiveX one atm


            If you need to and want to delete these as well the command is:


            SchTasks /Delete /TN "Adobe Flash Player Updater" /f

            SchTasks /Delete /TN "Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier" /f


            sc delete "AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc" /f


            That should be alot more helpful to you

            Best Regards

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            • 3. Re: How do I block automatic Flash updates?

              chris.campbell  Carm01


              Hate to resurrect this but it appears to play into my issue exactly and I'm coming up dry everywhere else


              The "Adobe Flash Player Updater" task has been suppressed in our environment for a while by utilizing mms.cfg (C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash) with "AutoUpdateDisable=1" .


              Since the release of "FLASHPLAYERPLUGINCHROMEv26.0.0.137", though, “Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier” exists in Task Scheduler (Windows) and has been running [calls c:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_26_0_0_137_pepper.exe -check pepperplugin] and presenting our users with prompt to update.


              We have created a batch to kill the task with "SchTasks /Delete /TN "Adobe Flash Player PPAPI Notifier" /f " but would rather utilize a method of suppression such as the mms.cfg file.