6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2013 12:11 AM by Ron
Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

Why can 't I get Adobe Flash to install on my iMac . . . ?



Mac OS X (10.5.8), iMac 27" OS 10.7.8 32 gb ram
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,645 points)

    Which iMac is it, with what version of OS X?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (70,255 points)

    Your signature says you have Leopard - is this correct? (If it isn't please amend your signature to prevent confusion).


    The current version of Flash requires Snow Leopard or higher. There is an archive page with earlier versions so you may be able to get a Leopard-compatible version there.



  • Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

    Thanks all.


    I have three Macs.  One is a MacPro.   I'm writing in regard to an iMac with Snow Leopard installed and which does not seem to allow Flash to be installed.


    The location showing is United States and when I choose United Kingdom, it refuses to  budge and won't allow me to install Adobe Flash, instantly flashing back to United States after I select the UK.


    I have aleady read that Apple is  blocking Adobe Flash for its own company reasons and would lilke to have some information that presumably will bypass such, in my case anyway, a very a bad move.


    My other Macs are okay.   One is a 27" iMac with OS 10.7.5 installed and the other is a MacPro with OS10.5.8 installed.


    My original messge is correctly showing my request.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,645 points)

    Two bugs, one affecting Apple's Mac platform and another attacking Microsoft's Windows, exploited certain Flash player vulnerabilities to install malware onto users' systems, reported ArsTechnica. While users of other operating systems like Linux have yet to report attacks, Adobe's advisory notes the exploit affects all platforms.


    Designated as CVE-2013-0634, the first vulnerability targets the Safari and Firefox Web browsers running on OS X, and is also being used as a trojan to deploy Microsoft Word documents containing malware. For Mac users, the flaw affected Adobe Flash Player version 11.5.502.146 or earlier.


    On March 1, 2013 Apple again blocked Flash Player for Lion and Mountain Lion:



    The Adobe Flash patch can be found on Adobe’s website, and users can visit this page to check if their software is the most curent version.


    You should uninstall any previous version first, and repair permissions after installing the new version.


    If you still get a ‘plug-ins blocked’ message:



  • Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

    Thanks for that Klaus1.  


    I've given you a 'helpful' for the moment and will proceed further with the other star if and when appropriate.   Just what I was looking for and you've consisely put it together.



  • Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)

    Okay,  using your comment I've managed to install the up to date Adobe Flash, Klaus1.  Ta.  (I'm UK)