Adobe Flash Player v11.4.402.278

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    Re-edited by LowWaterMark:

    Per notice from Adobe Legal Dept, only link allowed for the Flash Player download is:

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

    *** To all members, please do not post any direct download links for this product in the future.


     
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  2. prius04

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    LWM: Does this mean we cannot use the "distribution3.html" link? It is not a direct link and the domain is "adobe.com". o_O
     
  3. LowWaterMark

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    They were pretty insistent that the only link to be used is the one I edited in above.

    This letter only just arrived today, just one hour ago, in fact, so I'm still considering the implications. For now, I am erring on the side of caution until I understand it better.
     
  4. prius04

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    Understood and thanks for the prompt reply.

    I can't imagine why they would take issue with posting the link I mentioned previously. It is, after all, Adobe's site and that page allows users to download the differing Flash Player versions (for various browsers). I hope their legal department can provide some clarification.
     
  5. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Wow, that's really disappointing from Adobe :thumbd:
     
  6. zfactor

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    yeah very weird these links are posted all over the place now for this version i have yet to see anywhere but here take them down from being posted...?? ill always look for these so i dont get any extra garbage adobe likes to try to add at times. do you know if this same letter was sent out to everyone yet? or do you not know?
     
  7. Robin A.

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    I downloaded this version from FileHippo, as I usually do, and installed both the IE control and the plugin (for Firefox). No problem at all, no "extra garbage".
     
  8. funkydude

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    I suggest people bookmark that special "distribution3" page (a.k.a. the no bloat page)
     
  9. LowWaterMark

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    Just an FYI on this. In my experience, notices such as the one received here, or a DMCA notification, generally take quite a bit of time to work through channels. Often, the referenced evidence (the post with the questioned content) is many months or even a year or more old. That was also the case here.

    The two links provided in the letter were 11 months old, however, they were exactly the same type links, i.e. direct download links to Adobe owned webpages. I removed the referenced thread, since it was old and out of date anyway. And then edited this one since it was new and contained exactly the same type of links.
     
  10. Triple Helix

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    It's to bad but thanks for the info LWM!

    TH
     
  11. TonyW

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    The site I always use is flashtester.org, which includes direct downloads to the executables. I wonder if he'll have to change as well.
     
  12. moontan

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    tnx for the heads-up folks! :thumb:

    i had to download the full installer because TinyWall made it impossible with the updater.

    available here:
    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
     
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  13. The Red Moon

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    i usually use the secunia PSI to update the flash player.Is this affected?:blink:
     
  14. xxJackxx

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    This. I find it annoying that they make it so difficult to get a copy of FREE software that is so riddled with security issues. I wish I could find a practical way to never use it again.
     
  15. berryracer

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    The guys at Adobe seriously have some free time! The links are very legit and freely accessible by anyone!

    Thanks for the notification Low Water Mark, I will remove them from my forums as well :rolleyes:
     
  16. superssjdan

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    i would assume with the proliferation of Zeroaccess in some circles,i am guessing the just want people to go to servers they themselves(adobe) control.If that is the case,i can fully understand.
     
  17. Hungry Man

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    Is there a link to the changelog?
     
  18. moontan

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    searched the web for 15 minutes.
    none that i could find.
     
  19. Aventador

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    We are all geeks here. And anyone who is a true geek should have all the geek software web sites bookmarked. I knew about this update first thing this morning via Softpedia. Here is a list if sites to bookmark:

    http://www.downloadcrew.com/

    http://www.filehippo.com/

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/

    http://www.softpedia.com/

    http://www.neowin.net/news/cat/software

    http://www.freewarefiles.com/

    If you view these web sites a couple of times a day then you will be up to date with just about any and all software updates. Even before they are posted.
     
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    That link is fine provided, as you indicated, you deselect third-party offerings. It is, however, a lot more convenient to use the "distribution" link if you happen to use IE and one of the plugin-based browsers. In that event, there is no need to visit the update page once with IE and then again with a plugin-based browser (you can download both versions simultaneously).
     
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    I bookmarked that distribution3 URL ages ago, back before it became improper to post it, and it's still my preferred place to get the updates. Hopefully Adobe's next step won't be to block access to it, or to shut down the page.

    They gave themselves a black eye with the ongoing Acrobat Reader security mess, and this latest thing sure doesn't help their corporate rep any.
     
  23. Corrine

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    No doubt Adobe is losing money from the pay-per-install extras included at the get.adobe.com download page.
     
  24. prius04

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    Yeah, that would be my guess. There is simply no other reasonable explanation as to why they would prohibit posting the link to their Flash Player distribution page.
     
  25. guest

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    well i just removed it from my system because i set it to not allow any cookie's
    or what'not's and for no control on the webcam and all other options that is in
    it's control panel and when i re-booted everything was back to "allow"

    don't know why and don't care, i did this twice to make for sure "same results"

    so it was delete time, I'll learn to live without it:thumbd:
     
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