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  1. AlanDouglas 0 posts
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    I have seen quite a few responses recommending you to get the latest update. I have done the opposite and it works! Mind you, I was careful enough to keep my previous Flash Player installer, which was working perfectly.

    How To: 1) Disinstall latest update which produced the problem (dated 27/03/2014). To do so, go to Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > Adobe Flash Player Install Manager, which actually offers to Disinstall the Flash Player currently installed. 2) And if you have your earlier Flash Player installer (or can find it on the net), simply install it.

    Bingo, for me, worked without a hitch. Morality: the problem is'nt your computer, the problem is the update !!!

    I have seen quite a few responses recommending you to get the latest update. I have done the opposite and it works! Mind you, I was careful enough to keep my previous Flash Player installer, which was working perfectly. How To: 1) Disinstall latest update which produced the problem (dated 27/03/2014). To do so, go to Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > Adobe Flash Player Install Manager, which actually offers to Disinstall the Flash Player currently installed. 2) And if you have your earlier Flash Player installer (or can find it on the net), simply install it. Bingo, for me, worked without a hitch. Morality: the problem is'nt your computer, the problem is the update !!!
  2. AliceWyman 4210 posts
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    Thank you. Here's the response from Adobe on this:

    Personally, after uninstalling Flash 13 I would choose the latest Flash 11.7 Extended Support Release (ESR) version , which is more secure than Flash 12. According to the last Flash Player security bulletin, For users ... <snip> ... who cannot update to Flash Player 13.0.0.182, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 11.7.700.275 ... which is the current Extended Support Release. Flash Player 11.7.700.275 is available for download here:

    Thank you. Here's the response from Adobe on this: *[http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1447282] ATTENTION MAC CUSTOMERS - Flash Player 13 "Plugin Failure" Workaround Personally, after uninstalling Flash 13 I would choose the latest Flash 11.7 Extended Support Release (ESR) version , which is more secure than Flash 12. According to the [http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-09.html last Flash Player security bulletin], ''For users ... <snip> ... who cannot update to Flash Player 13.0.0.182, Adobe has made available the update Flash Player 11.7.700.275 ...'' which is the current Extended Support Release. '''Flash Player 11.7.700.275''' is available for download here: *http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
  3. AliceWyman 4210 posts
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    Update: Here's why Adobe is promoting a downgrade to Flash 12 instead of the more secure Flash 11.7 ESR:

    From http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1447282 ATTENTION MAC CUSTOMERS - Flash Player 13 "Plugin Failure" Workaround


    22. Chris Campbell,
    Apr 11, 2014 2:27 PM   in reply to Facini
    
    Unfortunately, the ESR (extended support release) version will not work with Safari.  If you primarily use Firefox, then the ESR version should work great.
    
    On a related note, we are working to fix the ESR / Safari compatibility problem with cooperation from Apple in an upcoming release.  The ESR is typically used by our enterprise customers that require a stable version of Flash Player with the latest security updates.  The downside of the ESR is that is does not contain bug fixes or new features.
    

    Update: Here's why Adobe is promoting a downgrade to Flash 12 instead of the more secure Flash 11.7 ESR: From http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1447282 ATTENTION MAC CUSTOMERS - Flash Player 13 "Plugin Failure" Workaround ------ 22. Chris Campbell, Apr 11, 2014 2:27 PM in reply to Facini Unfortunately, the ESR (extended support release) version will not work with Safari. If you primarily use Firefox, then the ESR version should work great. On a related note, we are working to fix the ESR / Safari compatibility problem with cooperation from Apple in an upcoming release. The ESR is typically used by our enterprise customers that require a stable version of Flash Player with the latest security updates. The downside of the ESR is that is does not contain bug fixes or new features. -----
  4. AliceWyman 4210 posts
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    Another update, from Adobe (post by Chris Campbell)

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1447282


    Update 4/16 
    
    I'm pleased to announce that Flash Player 13.0.0.201 for Mac is now available from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer.  This release resolves the crash described in this thread.  As noted above, you can either download this immediately from adobe.com or wait for the update to be applied automatically, within 24 hours, via our recommended auto update mechanism.  If you encounter any problems updating, please visit http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html for basic troubleshooting steps.
    
    Another update, from Adobe (post by Chris Campbell) http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1447282 ----- '''Update 4/16''' I'm pleased to announce that Flash Player 13.0.0.201 for Mac is now available from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer. This release resolves the crash described in this thread. As noted above, you can either download this immediately from adobe.com or wait for the update to be applied automatically, within 24 hours, via our recommended auto update mechanism. If you encounter any problems updating, please visit http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html for basic troubleshooting steps.