Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player is the high performance, lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones and devices.

Installed on over 750 million Internet-connected desktops and mobile devices, Flash Player enables organizations and individuals to build and deliver great digital experiences to their end users.

  • Immersive experiences with Flash video, content and applications with full-screen mode.
  • Low-bandwidth, high-quality video with advanced compression technology.
  • High-fidelity text using the advanced text rendering engine.
  • Real-time dynamic effects with filters for Blur, DropShadow, Glow, Bevel, Gradient Glow, Gradient Bevel, Displacement Map, Convolution, and Color Matrix.
  • Innovative media compositions with 8-bit video alpha channels.
  • Blend modes, radial gradient, and stroke enhancements.
  • Additional image formats: GIF, Progressive JPEG, and PNG.

Download for Firefox, Safari, Opera: Adobe Flash Player | 17.1 MB (Freeware)
Download for Internet Explorer: Adobe Flash Player | 16.5 MB
Download: Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller | 821 KB
View: Adobe Flash Player Website | Release Notes

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Flash Player Bugs

[3629735] [Chrome x64] XPS Printing produces blank documents
[3633845] [Win8.x] YouTube videos don't always resume when tapping inside the video in desktop IE
[3637507] [Win8.1 Pepper] Camera is listed twice in the setting ui panel with Chrome
[3638403][Mac] Extra characters render when pressing the shortcuts CMD+C, CMD+X, CMD+A, and CMD+V in Stage Web View.
[3638538] [Win7][IE 11 - Instaback] Video continues to play for a few seconds after navigating away from page
[3646580] [Win8.1] edit control does not handle IVS characters or surrogate pairs such as emoticons correctly
[3641030][Mac] does not work on NPAPI Flash Player
[3649243] [Win8.x] ARM devices: YouTube controls disappear when when exiting fullscreen by invoking app bar
[3649329] PlayTo stops in the middle when network connection is not stable
[3652092][Win8.x] unable to upload multiple images in file-browse dialog
[3656409] some menu controls are not refreshing when clicking controls and inputting text
[3655274] Fullscreen (with sourceRect) doesn't work correctly in Pepper version
[3659511][Win8.1][IE11] drawToBitmapData fails to draw correctly when using constrain mode
[3659511] on some graphics cards, Stage3d works in software mode, instead of GPU
[3664207] Audio continues to be heard when video is fast forwarded after a rewind operation
[3657240] wrong value is momentarily returned after trickPlay is ended using a pause
[3660676] KingsRoad Stage3D performance impacted on low-end laptops running Chrome with PPAPI player
[3673798] white/black background displays in CC mode

"Welcome to Flash Player 12 and AIR 4! In today's scheduled release, we've updated both Flash Player and AIR with new and improved functionality, important bug fixes and security updates.

Today we are introducing a new numbering scheme for our product versions. Adopting the pattern set by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, we will simply update the major version number with each subsequent release. In other words, beginning with this release, Flash Player will become Flash Player 12. With each new major release, roughly every 3 months, that number will increase by one."

(From Release Notes)

cork1958 said,
thanks for that heads up, but the ONLY place I download this thing from is here, and it's not listed there as of yet.

no "extra" crap with it then and it doesn't reset the auto update feature under services like the stock version provided in article does. I despise programs that do that and I also HATE auto update crap!!

AFAIK the executables downloaded from here and from that page are exactly the same (when that page gets updated). Unless you use the MSI versions.

To be quite honest, I haven't downloaded flash from the links provided here, or any where other than the link I posted, in so long, that what you say may be possible now, but it never was before, and I'm not about to try it any time in the very near future either!

Thanks for that info though.

Adobe Flash Player for Firefox, Safari, Opera is version
Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller are version
As always Adobe is complicated. If you want to know the beginning of the start of the story you have to stick on their forums 24/7/365. Downloading from Adobe is a pain in the neck and were it not for Neowin and a very few other sites the nightmare would be on air. Their release notes are always late, the whole thing is an everlasting capharnaĆ¼m.

Flash Player Desktop (Win Internet Explorer)
Flash Player Desktop (Win Other Browsers)
Flash Player Desktop (Mac)
Flash Player Desktop (Linux)
Flash Player Enterprise 11.7 (Mac and Win) 11.7.700.260
Flash Player Desktop (Win 8)
Flash Player Desktop (Win 8.1)
Flash Player Desktop (Chrome)

(Source: Release Notes @

Instead of spreading FUD, how about you get the story straight. Only the plug-in version on Windows is 43, all others are earlier builds. Considering how software builds work, and their eventual change in version numbering scheme, this is all A-Okay.