Is Adobe Flash installed along with Internet Explorer?

July 7, 2015 at 07:08:36
Specs: Win 7
Is Adobe Flash installed along with IE10? With IE11?

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-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
July 7, 2015 at 08:02:18
Hi Jeff, since flash player is a plugin and is available for different browsers, I would venture to say it's not bundled with IE. When you view a webpage that uses it, it will tell you you need to install the latest version to be able to view the content. Once installed it will update constantly. It's almost a PIA.

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#2
July 7, 2015 at 08:38:40
The thing is ...

Until a couple of weeks ago I had IE 8 (which came with Windows 7),
and Adobe Flash Player version 17.0. I turned off updates in the Flash
Player Control Panel. It is still set to "Never check for updates".

Then, last month, I installed IE11. But I didn't like some things about
IE11 so I quickly uninstalled it. Then I installed IE10. A few days later
a popup told me that Adobe Flash has an available update. I'd never
seen this popup before. It popped up while I was not connected to the
Internet. I closed it. Today it popped up again, when I turned on the
computer, when it was not connected to the Internet. Apparently Flash
is getting this info when the computer is connected, and displaying the
info at startup. Whether the next startup, or the first startup each week,
or what, I don't know. But I told Flash to never check for updates, so
I'm more than a little annoyed that it is checking for updates.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
July 7, 2015 at 08:43:57
Flash is not bundled with IE. In the case of "Windows 8 with IE11" MS have elected to IE Flash updates as part of Windows updates, but not on any previous operating systems.

You can see your Flash update state here "from the browser that requires the update":
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash...
You can get it from the same page (blue link "Player download center" near the end of the text just above the table).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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