Most of the websites today use the Adobe Flash content in one way or another. This is why cyber-criminals always keep trying to make use of the vulnerabilities in the outdated versions of Adobe Flash player. To stay safe and secure on the internet, you should keep your Adobe Flash player updated. You can do this by using the freeware application Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater which allows you to both automatically and manually download latest versions of Adobe Flash player and install it on your system.
You can download the Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater application from the pXc Coding website. The download is a setup installer using which you can install it on your system. After the installation, you are asked if you want to set Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater to be run each time Windows starts. For automatic updation of Adobe Flash player, you should set it to run automatically with Windows. After this the main window of Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater is displayed giving you details of current installations of Adobe Flash player on your system.
Adobe releases two different editions of Adobe Flash player – one for the Internet Explorer which is ActiveX based and another for non-IE web browsers like Firefox, Opera, Safari etc. The Google Chrome web browser uses its own in-built Flash player. The Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater displays the version status for these editions of Flash player. If the version is in green color, then you are using the latest up-to-date Flash player; the red color indicates an outdated and hence vulnerable version; the orange color shows that you are using a beta version and it may contain some unknown bugs.
If you see the version of the Flash player written in the red color, then you can click on the Check and Update button. This would search the Adobe website for the latest versions of Flash player, download them and install on your system.
In the Settings section, you can choose to display an icon in the notification area of Windows desktop, check for program updates on startup, check for Flash player updates on start, start the application hidden from users etc. You can also choose the time interval for checking the Adobe site for the latest Flash player updates. By default this time interval is every 2 hours, which is very short in my opinion.
Although Adobe offers an automatic updater service for all the Adobe Flash users, it gives no options at all. The Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater gives you much more control on how and when the updates are looked for, downloaded and installed. It allows you to keep a copy of latest downloaded installers which you can use for re-installing or installing on other computers. It can update Flash player even when a non-administrator user is signed-in to Windows. If you do not want to find yourself using an obsolete version of Adobe Flash player, then you should install Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater on your system.
You can download Alternative Flash Player Auto-Updater from http://pxc-coding.com/.