Installing Flash Player On Samsung Smart Tv
Update your Flash player now and do it right. On December 1. 8, give or take, Adobe Systems released a security bulletin that basically says old versions of the Flash player are buggy as heck see. Flash Player update available to address security vulnerabilities. Specifically, versions 9. Adobe calls critical. Simply viewing a Web page is all it takes for a bad guy to take control of your computer. Get access to helpful solutions, howto guides, owners manuals, and product specifications for your 2015 SUHD Smart TV JS85xx Series from Samsung US Support. This is true on Macs and Linux too. The only way to be safe is to upgrade to the newest version, 9. These bugs in the Flash player will, no doubt, be a huge target for the bad guys since almost every computer Windows, Macs and Linux has some version of Flash installed. What follows are my suggestions and experiences about updating the Flash player. The right way. What do I mean by the right way I read a number of articles on this topic before writing this posting and none mentioned the fact that you have to update the Flash player for both Internet Explorer and Firefox. The two browsers use separate and independent copies of Flash. I recently purchased a Samsung Smart TV. I want to watch Big Sky Conference Basketball games using the link to web sites on the TV. I am able to access. Smart Flash Player allows you to update Smart TV firmware without hassle. Download working Smart TV Flash Player. Its compatible with most TV modelsYou can see this in the screenshot above from the AddRemove Programs applet in the Windows XP control panel. The Active. X version is used by Internet Explorer, the plug in version is used by Firefox. CeZMFkJN4IQ/hqdefault.jpg' alt='Installing Flash Player On Samsung Smart Tv' title='Installing Flash Player On Samsung Smart Tv' />The right way also means uninstalling the prior version of Flash before installing the new version, not installing any other software other than the Flash player and. What version of Flash do you have If you havent updated the Flash player recently, your computer is probably at risk. Still, before bothering to upgrade, you might as well check which version you have installed. Also, knowing how to check provides a way to verify that an uninstall of the Flash player worked. More on this below. Sample output from. For years, I have been using. Flash player. A screenshot is above showing the output from today before I upgraded. When Adobe purchased the original Flash vendor, Macromedia, it made its. Web page. The two pages appear to. Sample output from. Content. do external. Idtn1. 55. 07. In researching this posting, I ran across a similar page see screenshot above at. I dont get good vibes from this page, however. For one, the fact that it still shows Flash as being a Macromedia product rather than an Adobe product makes me wonder if it has been abandoned. Also, there is a whole section on this page about what to do if it reports the wrong version. But if you already knew the version, there would be no need for this Web page at all. Download the new version The security bulletin from Adobe suggests going to the Adobe Player Download center to install the latest version. I wouldnt, for a couple reasons. For one, installing the latest version of Flash has never uninstalled the old buggy versions. From my Defensive Computing standpoint, I want to always ensure that old buggy software is fully removed. The uninstall procedures are discussed below. Another reason is that the Adobe Download Center tries to pawn off additional software on Internet Explorer users. They dont do this with Firefox. As shown above, the default is to also install the Google Toolbar. Again speaking defensively, its best not to install software unless you absolutely need it. There is always the chance it will break something else, and, new software just becomes something else that needs care and feeding. The Google Toolbar in particular, has its own very recent security bug. See Trend Micro and Aviv Raff for more on this. Out with the old. I suggest starting with the Adobe Flash player unintall program. Removing old versions of the Flash player using the standard Add or Remove Programs applet in the Windows XP Control Panel failed more often than it worked in my tests. Adobe has instructions on. Adobe Flash Player plug in and Active. Safety Valve Sizing Software. X control that include. There is an uninstall program for Windows and one for Macs, but no mention of Linux at all. The program uninstalls both the Internet Explorer and Firefox versions of the Flash player. Gta Mod Installer V5.0 here. In fact, it even uninstalled a copy used by a portable version of Firefox. The instructions warn that it cannot remove files in use, so be sure to shut down all applications before running the uninstaller. I had no problems with the uninstalls. Update Actually, I did. See my next posting. Firefox upgrade procedure. Initially, this posting detailed a host of problems trying to use the Control Panel Add or Remove Programs applet in Windows XP to remove the Firefox version. Flash player. After getting completely inconsistent results on three different machines, it became obvious the Adobe Flash player uninstaller was the way to go. After running the uninstaller, go back to the tester page to verify that the Flash player was uninstalled correctly. If it was, you should see something like the below, prompting you to install the plug in. Click on the green squiggly thing and the procedure is self explanatory. Internet Explorer upgrade procedure. Uninstalling the Active. X version of the Flash player via the Control Panel was just as error prone as the Firefox plug in version. On one machine, the entry in the AddRemove programs list was quickly removed, but the software was not. Another machine was not at all happy with the request, as shown below. As with Firefox, start at the tester page to verify that the Active. X version of the Flash player is no longer installed. To install a new copy of the Flash player, look for a yellow stripe at top of the tester Web page window and click on it. Then, in the pop up menu, click on Install Active. X control. Finally, in the Security Warning window shown below, click on the Install button. That should do it. Note that if you are running Internet Explorer in restricted mode with. Drop. My. Rights, this wont work and wont tell you why. It has to be run. When you see the below, you are done. Should something go wrong, see. Troubleshoot Adobe Flash Player installation for Windows from Adobe. THIS MEANS YOU ARE DONEFor extra credit, run the Secunia Software Inspector and turn on the checkbox for a thorough system inspection. This is a great way to ensure there are none of the old, vulnerable versions of the Flash player anywhere on your computer, even in nonstandard locations. Whew. My next posting goes into great detail about the problems I had updating the Flash player in one particularly stubborn copy of Firefox. If you are having similar problems, my eventual solution may help you, too. Give. or take December 1. Adobe. However, if you browse all the security bulletins from Adobe for Flash, you will see that this particular one was originally posted December 1. Then again, both those dates could be wrong, at least according to this blog which seems to be from an Adobe employee whose initials are JD. When was the latest version of Flash really releasedIm just a. I dont use the Windows version of Opera or Safari, so if anyone knows if they too need to updated separately, please leave a comment below. Thanks. Update April 1. For the latest on the Flash Player see Time to update the Flash player. Heres how. See a summary of all my. Defensive Computing postings.