Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 3:13 PM (in response to brandyysnapp)
Are you sure that message is coming from Adobe?
Check out what you are downloading. Mac OS X asks you for you administrator password to install applications for a reason! Only download media and applications from well-known and trusted Web sites, i.e. the developers’ own web sites or the Apple App Store. If you think you may have downloaded suspicious files, read the installer packages and make sure they are legit. If you cannot determine if the program you downloaded is infected, do a quick Internet search and see if any other users reported issues after installing a particular program.
Adobe is aware of malware posing as its Flash Player and warns users to ignore any updates that didn't originate on its own servers. "Do not download Flash Player from a site other than adobe.com," said David Lenoe, Adobe's product security program manager, in an entry on Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team's PSIRT blog. "This goes for any piece of software (Reader, Windows Media Player, QuickTime, etc.). If you get a notice to update, it's not a bad idea to go directly to the site of the software vendor and download the update directly from the source. If the download is from an unfamiliar URL or an IP address, you should be suspicious."
A version of an existing Trojan Horse posing as a legitimate Flash Player installer (named “Flashback.A” by a security firm) is designed to disable updates to the default Mac OS X anti-malware protection system, potentially leaving the system open to the manual installation of other malware without any system warnings. The latest Macs do not have Plash Player included. In order to prevent a potential infection with “Flashback” Trojans, Mac users are advised to obtain their copy of Adobe Flash Player directly from Adobe’s official website and to disable the "Open 'safe' files after downloading" option in Apple's Safari browser to avoid automatically running files downloaded from the Internet.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to brandyysnapp)
Klaus1 posts important stuff.
What is aking you this? I almost never see those messages and I run an even older system than you. I think it is likely the sites you visit that are telling you to upgrade. I don't know Camino and if there's any kind of script blocking service you can use.
If you're running a PPC mini you could try this hack: Flash player 11.1 hack on PowerPC - https://discussions.apple.com/message/16990862
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to brandyysnapp)
I downloaded it directly from the Adobe website each time it asked me to update in the past.
The reminder to install newest version was from the Adobe program itself.
It would come up no matter which browser I used (Camino, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome)
When I tried to disable automatic (Adobe FP) updates to manual updates in my computer's system preferences it would always revert to automatic when I would open preferences again (thereby always triggering the update/download now window)
I have now uninstalled all Adobe programs again.
This time I may just keep it off my computer if possible.
Do I really need it?
Or what could I use instead?
I only watch movies from my iTunes via Apple TV2 anyways.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2012 5:08 PM (in response to brandyysnapp)
You can check here what version of Flash player you actually have installed: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html
You can check here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/ to see which version you should install for your Mac and OS. Note that version 10,1,102,64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users*. The latest version, 10.2.152.25, 10.3.x beta, or later, is for Intel Macs only, as Adobe no longer support the PPC platform. Version 126.96.36.199 is for Lion.
* Unhelpfully, if you want the last version for PPC Macs, you need to go here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html and scroll down to 'Archived Versions/Older Archives'. The first one on the list, Flash Player 10.1.102.64 is the one you download. More information here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/838/cpsid_83808.html
You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):
and also that you follow the instructions closely, such as closing ALL applications first before installing. You must also carry out a permission repair after installing anything from Adobe.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to brandyysnapp)
I did some digging on the Adobe website and found this:
Users of OS X 10.5 and 10.4 have noticed that with the release of Flash Player 11, the auto update mechanism will prompt them that an update is available. While this is typically normal behavior when an update occurs, in this case Flash Player 11 does not support 10.4 and 10.5. So, why is the updater telling them to update?
Unfortunately, our current auto update mechanism isn't able to determine if a new update is compatible with the current OS version. We are aware that this isn't optimal, but we did add in logic to help minimize the noise. Here's what will happen.
- A user of an unsupported OS will get a notification that a new update is available
- They'll download the update and attempt to install
- The installer will notice that the OS is not supported and will:
- Alert the user with an error telling them that the OS is unsupported
- Set a flag telling the update mechanism to stop checking for future updates
So while you'll get one update notification, once the installer tells the auto update mechanism to stop you shouldn't see any more.
But this auto update mechanism is not working, for me at least.
I keep resetting in my System Preferences to NOT auto update, only manual but when I go out of SP and go back in to check, it reverts to auto update every time.Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPod touch 4.0
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2012 10:18 PM (in response to brandyysnapp)
Well, I am lost. I see absolutely nowhere in System Preferenes or anywhere else to set Adobe to tell me to update or not. There's no Flash preferences to be set anwhere I can see (and do not confuse this with Software Update which is for Apple software only). The only time I see a message (which is rare even these days) is on a web site where I think it is some component they are running that senses the version I am using and presents an Adobe style written message telling me to update. I don't think it is coming from Adobe itself. Even then that's because I have Flashblock on my computer and I think the version sensor is seeing no Flash response as an out of date player. I'm not even running the PPC hack version of Flash.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2012 2:05 AM (in response to brandyysnapp)
Have you checked your settings in the Settings Manager?
Flash Security Rules and Settings:
To stop receiving notifications of updates, deselect the Notify Me When an Update Is Available option in the Global Notifications Settings panel.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to brandyysnapp)
Flash Player version 10.1.102.64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users. However, this Flash version won't work for many videos on Facebook, YouTube and other sites. Adobe's latest version, 10.2.x or later, is only for Intel Macs. Adobe will not provide a newer Flash version for PPC Macs.
The message requesting that you download Adobe Flash Player takes you to Flash Player requiring an Intel processor. Doesn't work on a PowerPC processor. I found a hack, installed it & it works with Firefox, TenFourFox & Safari.
Download this http://www.steelbin.com/FPforFBPPC.zip to your desktop, unzip it, and replace the current Flash Player plug-in which is in your main/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder, (not the user Library). Save the old one just in case this one doesn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2012 7:14 PM (in response to brandyysnapp)
Maybe I should have mentioned that my Mac Mini OSX 10.5.8 is an Intel Core 2 Duo and not a PPC.
The version of Flash that I currently have is what I stated before; 10.3.183.11 also verified by the Adobe site.
Klaus1, I tried your link to the Global Notifications Settings Panel;
I could not deselect 'Notify Me When An Update Is Available', it just wouldn't let me.
So I changed the check for update frequency to 60 days.
I hope it sticks.
P.S.: Nope. I tried it several times, going in an out of the panel and it always reverts.Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPod touch 4.0
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 12:14 PM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
Thanks for the file. Have been looking for the last 2 days to be able to let my wife play her game on her PPC. Worked as adveretised.