Adobe Flash Player Update to version

Sicherheit[German]On April 10, 2018, Adobe released a security update for its Flash player (just in time for patchday). This update updates the Flash Player to version 


Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-08 shows a priority of 2 for this update. The Release Notes mentions the new update contains important bug fixes (for macOS and in settings panel), and security updates. [Addendum: Bleeping Computer has more details here: 6 security flaws are patched.] Affected are the following flash versions.

Product Version Platform
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime and earlier versions Windows, Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome and earlier versions Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 and earlier versions Windows 10 and 8.1
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime and earlier versions Linux

Adobe Flash Player is available for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS platforms. If you have activated the auto-update function of the Flash Player and installed the player separately, you should receive this update automatically. 

For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, Microsoft will roll them out tonight from 7:00 p.m. via Windows Update. Direct download links for the update are mentioned here – but I did not check them.

Check for Updates in Google Chrome and Slimjet

The Chrome Browser should automatically pull the update. You can also manually check for updates by typing chrome://components into the address bar.

Flash-Version in Google Chrome


Then you will find the entries show in the screenshot above. There is also a button to search for Flash updates.

Which Flash Player version do I have installed?

The installed Flash version can be queried on this Adobe web site. There you can see if the Flash-Player is supported in the browser, which version is used and which version is available for the update at Adobe.

Flash Player

If you update the Flash Player via the above Adobe page, make sure that the PUPs offered (McAfee Security Scan Plus and True Key from Intel) are not installed with the software.

Direct Flash Player downloads from Adobe

Visit this Adobe page and check in the upper right corner the entry Last Published to make sure, the latest update has been released. Then scroll down to section 'Still having problems?' – there are direct download links for Flash player.

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