The newest versions of Adobe Flash Player on Windows and Mac OS can regularly check for updates and install them for you. Make sure that you always install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player to protect against security issues.

Change your update settings

You can change the way Flash Player is updated by right-clicking any rich media content in your browser and choosing Global Settings from the context menu. In the pop-up window, select the Advanced tab, and select an option under Updates.

Flash Player settings
Advanced tab in Windows
The Advanced tab (Windows)

Advanced tab Mac OS
The Advanced tab (Mac OS)

On Windows, you can also change the setting in the Control Panel. Double-click Flash Player, click the Advanced tab, and select an option under Updates.

On Mac OS, you can also go to the System Preferences and double-click the Flash Player icon.

Changes in update options

With the release of Flash Player 11.3, update options have changed.

Select this option to download and install updates automatically. This option provides the best protection for your system.

Urgent security updates install automatically without notification.

For scheduled updates, Adobe attempts to notify you before automatically installing them. Scheduled updates can contain enhancements and nonurgent security updates. You have the option to immediately download scheduled updates from Adobe.com and install them yourself without waiting for automatic installation.

Notify me to install updates

Adobe Flash Player regularly checks for updates and notifies you when an update is available. Updates are installed only when you choose to install them.

This option is not recommended. Adobe Flash Player never checks for updates, so your system is vulnerable to security issues. It's necessary to manually check the Adobe website to find the latest version of Flash Player.

Latest changes

To learn about new features and the latest changes to Flash Player, click here.


To learn about the latest security fixes for Flash Player, click here.