The automatic update did not automatically update to 188.8.131.52. Caveat: I went to Control Panel => System and Security => Flash Player (32 bit) => Advanced => Updates => Install updates automatically to make sure the automatic update option was set correctly. I am running Windows 7, 64 bit. Circumvention: I manually downloaded the ActiveX and plugin versions to support IE and Firefox. Question: How do I get Flash Player for 64 bit systems to download automatically??
It will update eventually; there may have been availability problems on the update servers.