Solved Clean Adobe Flash Player download

April 29, 2014 at 06:56:24
Specs: Windows XP, 1.989 GHz / 446 MB
What is the web site where I can download updates Adobe Flash Player without getting things I don't want?

GRANDPA


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#1
April 29, 2014 at 08:58:22
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Dear Grandpa,
The best place would be adobe. Like most company's they need to make money and that leads to add ons such as; Mcafee single scan antivirus, and other such software being offered during the update or download of their software. You will find many things like this. What is important is you can simply remove the check mark, or in some cases do the custom install as opposed to "quick or express" installs which often install "bundled" software. Always keep an eye out for unwanted add ons and remove the check marks, with any legitimate software maker you will still get the download you wanted without the hooopla. Hope it helps. Link below is for adobe flash.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!

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April 29, 2014 at 15:26:05
Thanks Hooperocks. I don't mind the things that I can uncheck it's the darn surprises that make me mad. I'll give it a try tonight and let you know how i make out. ha ha I just realized what I said. I'm 67 years old Heck I don't even make out in my dreams anymore!

GRANDPA


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#3
April 29, 2014 at 16:54:06
Download something like malwarebytes. Free (don't accept the limit trial of the "real time protection", always update it before you run it (click update tab,and select check for updates button) it does that automatically on the first install but after that you need to update it first. Let it run a full scan, select what it finds and remove/quarantine them.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

Good luck.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#4
April 30, 2014 at 12:03:52
Wherever possible go to the official website for everything you download and be careful that they have not used a crude disguise in their web address.

Alternatively, when applicable, use a well known safe website such as FileHippo. They are trusted (which has led other websites to use filehippo in their name). It's a hornets nest out there these days, so always tread carefully, especially when downloading things to do with computers. The days of only getting unwanted stuff from just hackers, torrents and porn websites are over.

Another good program to run is ADWCleaner (small, fast and free):
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Use the blue "download now" button near top right. Save the file then double click the saved file to run it (there is no install). Use the Scan followed by the Clean, although you can select what it removes if you wish. What it finds is useless or dangerous toolbars and other goodies. It updates frequently - you just download a new file.

This and MalwareBytes (already given) are good programs to have on board - they find the majority of nasties.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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