Here's what my browser window looks like after choosing "Adobe Flash Player" from the dark gray list at the right side of the list of available downloads. As you can see, there's nothing about the options there.
This shows the problem with turning on additional software by default -- especially software that can damage a user's machine (like two conflicting anti-virus products). If your page is too complicated, the option may not show up at all.
Thank you for posting the screenshot. I'll forward it to the team that handles the online installer.
I'm not sure what you mean by "Here's what my browser window looks like after choosing "Adobe Flash Player" from the dark gray list at the right side of the list of available downloads." The get.adobe.com/flashplayer page (the one in your screenshot) doesn't provide the ability to select a specific Flash Player to download. It auto-detects the OS and browser and offers the corresponding Flash Player for that OS/browser combination.
I have experienced this as well.
I'm not going to give any screen shots. What I am going to do, is say that I've been using photoshop since 5, and been a creative cloud subscriber and defender since the first version. I got an email from adobe to install a flash update, which I did, after navigating to adobe on my own to make sure there was no malware attack. I then installed a flash update, from your site. A day later, mcafee is installed on my computer, without any permission given by me.
I don't give a flying f- if you have an 'opt out' option in there, and it was somehow hidden by ad blocking. As any designer who is worth their salt knows, opt out is basically just a way of funneling 90% of users to an option while maintaining an argument that you aren't 'forcing' the option. I'm a paying customer who loves and evangelizes your product, and you just stabbed me in the back. F- you. If this ever happens again, I'm done. End this **** right now. You know it is morally indefensible, no matter what the economic reasoning by some f-wit manager. No, I'm not going to be reasonable. This is not acceptable behavior. Fix it.