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Flash Update Loop Although It Is UPDATED (with FF 35.0 never any problems!)

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A few weeks ago I started installing my new laptop. Got FF 35.0. Installed Adobe Flash on Windows, so no FF Flash plugin, and we were all happy bunnies.

Until FF version 35.01 came along a few days ago. Just to be clear I always have the latest Flash version as their updater keeps it current.

Now FF keeps giving me the message: "FireFox has prevented the outdated plugin Adobe Flash from running....". LOL

In my desperation I even unnecessarily got the Flash plugin. But NO JOY! The outdated message keeps returning.

What is the problem?. It clearly has to do with the latest FF 35.01 version as with the 35.0 I had NO problems.

Could someone please advise

Thanks.

Réiteach roghnaithe

First - Firefox 35.0.1 was released the day before the latest Flash block for Flash 16.0.0.287 was sent out by Mozilla.

2nd - please click on the More System Details to the right of your initial posting in this thread. It shows that you have Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0 as an Installed Plugin. What it doesn't say is f you have sub-version .243 or .287 or .296 installed.

So I guess that the Flash 16.0.0.296 update was released on the same day as Firefox 35.0.1 was released, too. Or .296 was released the day following and Mozilla had prior "warning" and "jumped on" updating the Blocklist the same day. Timing of the Firefox 35.0.1 release may be a moot point, because every user may not have gotten that update the same day that Mozilla released it.

Lastly, there are at least 3 different versions of Flash available. ActiveX for IE Plugin for Firefox and other Gecko browsers that use NPAPI Pepper for Google Chrome and probably for some versions of Opera that were released between Presto and Blink - namely the WebKit versions


Which version of Flash does this Adobe page -http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ - say you have installed?


The Mozilla Plugin check page nay have been overloaded at the time you last used it. It seems to have been very slow at certain times, on certain days of the week for the last few weeks - from what I have seen and read in this forum.

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The version is 35.0.1 and not 35.01

Are you using the Flash player 16.0.0.296 as 16.0.0.287 and older was blocked as of afternoon Jan 28 pst. Nothing to do with 35.0.1 update.

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/blocked/

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I can see that you have Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0 installed, but what are the last 3 digits of that version number?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/p828 Flash Player Plugin 15.0.0.243 to 16.0.0.287 (click-to-play) has been blocked for your protection. dated January 28, 2015

16.0.0.287 was just released in early January, and it has already been exploited. Another new version was just released on the 28th - version 16.0.0.296 . http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

My advice is to download and run the Adobe Flash Uninstaller program and then install the new version as a fresh installation. It seems that Flash doesn't update cleanly as of late and many users end up with the older version plugins still there - sometimes confusing Firefox as to which version to use and causing problems.


First, grab the Adobe uninstaller from here: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html

Then download the latest Flash Plugin version [when using Firefox] from here: https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Run the Flash uninstaller program, then reboot your PC. Then install the Plugin version of Flash. So you'll have a clean installation of Flash for Firefox.

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Hi, Explain to me first please why I did not have any problems with Flash with FF 35.0 . I didn't have a plugin. Just the Flash installed and regularly updated on Windows!. All worked fine

Now with 35.0.1 I have problems!.

FF says I have Flash 16.0.0.287. I went to the FF plugin check page and updated it to version 16.0.0296.

Still it gives me the outdated message!!!!!

What I also don't understand is this. Like I said I have Flash installed on Windows shouldn' t this cover ALL bases including browser(s)?.

Thanks

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

First - Firefox 35.0.1 was released the day before the latest Flash block for Flash 16.0.0.287 was sent out by Mozilla.

2nd - please click on the More System Details to the right of your initial posting in this thread. It shows that you have Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0 as an Installed Plugin. What it doesn't say is f you have sub-version .243 or .287 or .296 installed.

So I guess that the Flash 16.0.0.296 update was released on the same day as Firefox 35.0.1 was released, too. Or .296 was released the day following and Mozilla had prior "warning" and "jumped on" updating the Blocklist the same day. Timing of the Firefox 35.0.1 release may be a moot point, because every user may not have gotten that update the same day that Mozilla released it.

Lastly, there are at least 3 different versions of Flash available. ActiveX for IE Plugin for Firefox and other Gecko browsers that use NPAPI Pepper for Google Chrome and probably for some versions of Opera that were released between Presto and Blink - namely the WebKit versions


Which version of Flash does this Adobe page -http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ - say you have installed?


The Mozilla Plugin check page nay have been overloaded at the time you last used it. It seems to have been very slow at certain times, on certain days of the week for the last few weeks - from what I have seen and read in this forum.

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there appear to be some misconceptions:

  • first the blocking of vulnerable plugins happens independent of the version of firefox & happens whenever new vulnerabilities are discovered that get exploited in the wild (so it doesn't matter if you are using firefox 35, 35.0.1 or anything else), the latest blocklisting of flash happened two days ago...
  • secondly, adobe flash and the flash or shockwave plugin are the same thing (so "I didn't have a plugin. Just the Flash installed" is confusing/not possible).
  • there are two different versions of flash on windows - one is for internet explorer, the other for all other browsers. so for firefox you'll need to install the windows version for "Plugin-based browsers" from https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

if you go to the firefox menu ≡ > addons > plugins afterwards, the shockwave flash plugin listed there, should be at 16.0.0296 without any notes about being blocked. in case it shows up as blocked nevertheless, try restarting your computer once...

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the-edmeister said

I can see that you have Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0 installed, but what are the last 3 digits of that version number? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/p828 Flash Player Plugin 15.0.0.243 to 16.0.0.287 (click-to-play) has been blocked for your protection. dated January 28, 2015 16.0.0.287 was just released in early January, and it has already been exploited. Another new version was just released on the 28th - version 16.0.0.296 . http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ My advice is to download and run the Adobe Flash Uninstaller program and then install the new version as a fresh installation. It seems that Flash doesn't update cleanly as of late and many users end up with the older version plugins still there - sometimes confusing Firefox as to which version to use and causing problems.

First, grab the Adobe uninstaller from here: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html

Then download the latest Flash Plugin version [when using Firefox] from here: https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Run the Flash uninstaller program, then reboot your PC. Then install the Plugin version of Flash. So you'll have a clean installation of Flash for Firefox.

OK. I am really sorry. But I was the culprit. I didn't have a good look at the version of my Flash on Windows. It was version 16.0.0.287.

It has partly to do with the fact that I was notified by Adobe 3 days ago that an update was available. So I figured I had the latest version.

So now I have uninstalled the old version. Installed the latest version and ticked the box: automatically update.

Once again sorry for wasting everyones time.

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I am glad that you got it figured out.

There is no need to apologize, Flash is a lot more complicated than just about any other program that installs plugins for Firefox or other browsers. BTW, Apple has forbidden Flash from it's operating systems for the last few years [making a 4th version until relatively recently], probably due to issues like you just went thru, plus the fact that Adobe seemed to be lax on making security fixes after they bought out the creator of Flash - Macromedia. Believe it or not, but Adobe was worse than Microsoft with the number of exploits reported by security "white hats" AND the number of days (months or years) from the date of the report to the day a patch was released.

And it is the only program that I am aware of that has completely separate versions for the different versions of browser "engines" - most programs install all the "plugins" that might be needed for all the popular browsers out there.

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Mozzix said

A few weeks ago I started installing my new laptop. Got FF 35.0. Installed Adobe Flash on Windows, so no FF Flash plugin, and we were all happy bunnies. Until FF version 35.01 came along a few days ago. Just to be clear I always have the latest Flash version as their updater keeps it current. Now FF keeps giving me the message: "FireFox has prevented the outdated plugin Adobe Flash from running....". LOL In my desperation I even unnecessarily got the Flash plugin. But NO JOY! The outdated message keeps returning. What is the problem?. It clearly has to do with the latest FF 35.01 version as with the 35.0 I had NO problems. Could someone please advise Thanks.

The problem is Firefox 35.0.1, NOT Flashplayer. Needlessly downloading and reinstalling the latest version (16.0.0.296) does NOT fix this problem, and I really wish that Mozilla "staff" would stop posting "solutions" that don't work.

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cdgoldin said

The problem is Firefox 35.0.1, NOT Flashplayer. Needlessly downloading and reinstalling the latest version (16.0.0.296) does NOT fix this problem, and I really wish that Mozilla "staff" would stop posting "solutions" that don't work.

Does not fix what problem in your case?

The Firefox 35.0.1 was released on Jan 26 while the Flash in blocklist was updated on Jan 28. The Flash 16.0.0.296 itself has been available since Jan 25 at here.

Also Mods are not Mozilla staff but users.

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@cdgoldin: also, the original poster in this thread has already confirmed that he could solve the issue with the advice provided. in case this solution doesn't work for you, as per our Mozilla Support rules and guidelines please ask a new question at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/new instead of adding to an existing thread.