Apple Disables Old Versions of Adobe Flash in Safari


Apple has disabled old versions of Adobe Flash Player in the Safari web browser because it does not contain the latest security updates.

When you click on the disabled player window you will receive the above message indicating that you need to update Flash.

To update Flash (from Apple):

  1. Click “Download Flash…” (from the above notification) to have Safari open the Adobe Flash Player installer website.
  2. Download the latest Adobe Flash Player installer–click the “Download now” button.
  3. Open the downloaded disk image.
  4. Open the installer and follow the onscreen instructions.


When you download and install the update make sure you UNCHECK the following box:


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