Adobe Flash Player is a plugin included in several browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari...), required to display webpages using the Flash technology.
A new release of this software is available since today to fix security issues. If this software is present in your computer, you should uninstall it and upgrade to the last release (11.9.900.170 for Windows and MacOS, 184.108.40.2062 for Linux) :
- Close all your browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari...)
- Open the Windows Control Panel to uninstall Adobe Flash Player ActiveX (used by Internet Explorer) and Adobe Flash Player Plugin (used by other browsers).
- Download the latest release here .
- Before clicking on "Download", untick the box to refuse sponsoring software ("McAfee Security Scan" or "Google toolbar").
- Start the installation.
The Mozilla Foundation has just published a new relase of its web browser, Mozilla Firefox. This new version brings a lot of new functionalities, including the "famous" Click-To-Play to all plugins excepted Flash Player.
Thus fourteen vulnerabilities (including five "critical") have been fixed in this version. Theses figures are a wee lower than the previous update.
About the new things and improvements, the Click-To-Play appeared by default for all plugins excepted Flash Player. This system asks for the user to accept or deny the activation of the plugin needed to show specific content in the visited page. It's a main improvement for both security and performances.
The other improvements concern codec management with the support of the MP3 for Windows XP and the H.264 for Linux. The password manager is now able to manage script-generated password fields. Updates can now be performed without requiring specific permissions to Windows users.
If Mozilla Firefox is already installed, you just need to click on [Firefox] > "Help" > "ABout Firefox" to apply the update. Else, please click here to download Mozilla Firefox 26.
The famous media player VLC Media Player has just been released in version 2.1.2. Some problems have been fixed and audio support is improved.
Indeed, some important fixes involve audio devices management and SPDIF on both Windows and MacOS X. Moreover, the installation setup on Windows have been improved, as well as translations.
Download VLC Media Player 2.1.2 here
Some new important updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and Adobe Flash Player, have been published. It's really important to apply these updates to maintain your computer stable and secure.
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