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Hi Mary Dugan
That is NOT an official Flash Player installation dialog window, nor is the URL from adobe.com. Please do not use that file to install Flash Player on your system. The only official site to download Flash Player is adobe.com. To download Flash Player go to get.adobe.com/flashplayer
If you can get the full URL private message it to me, or send it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the screenshot. Adobe takes these issues seriously and investigate.
Thank you! That's all I needed to know.
To update, do I need to reinstall?
If you installed from the installer in the screenshot, you probably got some unwanted stuff in your system. Performing a search for 'installopensoftware' returns a bunch of malware related search results (see Google). You'll definitely want to uninstall whatever was installed, run a complete virus, malware, adware, etc scan on your system, clean up whatever was found, and install Flash Player from get.adobe.com/flashplayer
Oh my goodness no! I didn't update from that screenshot. I've been getting a s3.amazonaws.com "warning". Last week Adobe had a site wide update because of a problem. Then when I searched about it I thought I saw something about Adobe. I don't see anywhere on the Adobe or my account site when there are updates.
oh, ok, based on your previous reply it wasn't clear if you had or not
Flash Player release schedule is the 2nd Tuesday of the month (Patch Tuesday) and our most recent release was on Jan 10. If you have Flash Player 184.108.40.206 installed, then you have the most recent version. If you don't, it's recommended you update to the latest version. If you opt into Background Updates (update option 'Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)') your system will be automatically updated within 24 hours of a release (assuming it's connected to the internet). This is the easiest, quickest way to update Flash Player, and no user interaction is required.