Updating Adobe For Mac

Adobe Flash Player is a free software plug-in used by web browsers to view multimedia, execute rich Internet applications, and stream video on your Mac.

  1. If you use Adobe Acrobat DC and you’re on a Mac, you should update your software right now, because Adobe just pushed out a patch that fixes three critical vulnerabilities.
  2. I currently have macOS Mojave on my MacBook Pro and the new OS update is prompting a message saying that many of my programs are not optimized and need to be updated. All my Adobe programs are among them. It says that Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,.

Adobe Flash Player is the most popular multimedia player plug-in available. However, recently there have been security concerns which has threatened its popularity as users seek safer alternative solutions. Opera, Firefox and Chrome contain built-in versions of Flash running in sandbox mode. This method is safer than running Flash as a plugin. However, currently the reality is that you still may need the Adobe Flash Player on your Mac because many websites will not work well if you uninstall it. Here I’ll show you how to install Adobe Flash Player and how to set it up correctly.

Before you start, check the version of Safari running on your Mac. To display the version number, choose Safari About Safari. If your Safari version is 11.0 or later, follow the steps in For Mac OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12, and later. If your Safari version is 10.0 or later, follow the steps in For Mac OS X 10.10. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software is the free global standard for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents. And now, it's connected to the Adobe Document Cloud − making it easier than ever to work across computers and mobile devices.

How to install Adobe Flash Player on your Mac.

1. Go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ to download the Adobe Flash Player installer.

2. By default, the installer package will be downloaded to your “Downloads” folder.

3. Select the file on your Mac and double click to install it.

4. Select “Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)” and click “DONE” to complete the installation.

If you installed Adobe Flash Player, but still cannot view online videos on certain websites, you need to check Adobe Flash Player on your browsers.

How to set up Adobe Flash Player on various browsers.

Safari

1. Launch Safari and go to the Apple menu bar and click Preferences.

2. Select the Websites tab and select On for “When visiting other websites.”

3. Refresh the browser tab, or restart the browser.

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Google Chrome

1. Launch Chrome and type chrome://settings/content in the address field.

2. Select “Ask first (recommended)” and turn it on.

3. Refresh the browser tab or restart the browser.

Reader

Opera

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1. Launch Opera and go to the Apple menu bar and click Preferences.

2. Select the Websites tab and then select “Allow sites to run Flash”

3. Refresh the browser tab or restart the browser.

Firefox

Mac

1. Launch Firefox and go to the Apple menu bar and click Tools – Add-ons.

2. Click the Plugins tab and turn the “Shockwave Flash” to “Always Activate.”

Note: (SWF (Shock Wave Flash) is a special format created by Macromedia, which has been acquired by Adobe. It is widely used in web design, animation production and other fields.)

For enhancing the user experience and security, Adobe is always trying to improve Adobe Flash Player. However, sometimes when you view a website, a Flash Player upgrade popup appears. Most people would click the “update” button to update their Flash Player, but this could be a false popup used by hackers to compromise your Mac. This is a method hackers use to trick you into downloading adware and malware through a false popup.

Be careful and don’t trust any automatic updates of Adobe Flash Player. Here I will tell you how to install real Flash Player updates and set it up.

How to update Flash Player on Mac safely

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1. Go to the Apple menu bar and select System Preferences.

2. Select Flash Player.

3. Select the Updates tab and select “Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)”. (Note: The Flash plug-in is officially updated 1~2 times a month, so selecting this option avoids frequent update.)

4. You may now notice that the Flash Update settings now shows NPAPI and PPAPI plugins. Let me explain them.

NPAPI – used by Safari, Firefox

PPAPI – used by Chromium, Opera and Chrome (Chrome’s implementation is built in)

5. Click Check Now to confirm that you currently have the latest version installed.

If you had clicked a false popup and downloaded adware, don’t worry, the Apple App Store has many antivirus apps, such as Trend Micro’s Antivirus One, that you can use to do a free scan.

Follow the steps below in case you downloaded a fake Adobe Flash Player.

1. When you first install Antivirus One, click “Pattern Update” to make sure your virus pattern is up to date. We suggest you update the virus pattern every day.

2. After the first installation, we highly suggest you perform a full scan of your Mac to check all files for possible infections. The Full scan will take more than one hour.

3. If you still find adware and a full scan has not found any viruses, we recommend you use Adware Cleaner. You can access Adware Cleaner in the left panel of the Antivirus One window.

How to uninstall Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player for the Mac is a plug-in, not a Mac OS X application. When you try to uninstall Adobe Flash Player from your Mac, you might find that this plug-in is not so easy to delete. For example, you might see this message:

Cannot find Adobe Flash Player in your Applications folder.

In this case, Adobe Flash Player could not be removed and no reason was given. The following steps show how to uninstall Adobe Flash Player with no remaining parts.

1. Go to the /Applications/Utilities/ folder on your Mac and double-click the Adobe Flash Player Install Manager app.

2. Click Uninstall to begin the process.

3. Type the password and click Install Helper.


4. If your browser is running, the following window will appear. Select “Force Close All” to continue.

5. After the uninstaller removes the Adobe Flash software from your Mac, click Done.

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You receive an error when trying to update Acrobat or Reader.

Installing Adobe Reader DC is a two-step process. First, you download the installation package, and then you install Reader from that package file. You don't have to remove the older version of Reader if you are installing Reader. For step-by-step installation instructions, see Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Mac OS.

Uninstall Acrobat DC or older versions of Reader

  1. Acrobat Reader

    • There is no uninstaller for Reader in Mac. You can directly delete the application from the Applications folder.

    Acrobat DC

    • Choose Applications > Adobe Acrobat DC, select the Acrobat DC Uninstaller, and double-click it.
    • Follow the onscreen instructions to uninstall Acrobat.
      In the Authenticate dialog box, type the macOS user name and password for an administrator account and click OK.
      In case you do not remember your password, refer the Apple document: https://support.apple.com/en-in/HT202860.
    • The uninstaller removes only Adobe Acrobat files from the system. It does not remove Acrobat Reader files, Acrobat user data, or files that are shared with other Adobe applications.
  2. Do one of the followings to reinstall your application:

    • Reader: Go to the Adobe Reader Downloads page and click Install Now.
      Refer the article Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Mac OS for detailed instructions.
      To install older versions of Reader, refer: Install an older version of Adobe Reader on Mac OS.
    • Acrobat: Download Acrobat from the Acrobat downloads page. Click the installer to start the installation process.
  3. Start Reader or Acrobat, and choose Help > Check For Updates to install the latest update to your product.

This solution works best for error 1301 but can be used to troubleshoot other updater error conditions. For instructions, see Enabling and using the 'root' user in Mac OS X on the Apple website.

After enabling the root user account, log in to the root user account and retry updating Acrobat or Reader.

Solution 3. Update Acrobat Reader and Adobe Acrobat manually

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Installers for all supported products also appear on the product download pages (except for the full Acrobat). You can download and manually install these products as follows:

  1. Open the product.
  2. Choose Help > About Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.
  3. Note the version.
  4. Close the product.
  5. If you do not have the latest version installed, download the needed installer from the following locations:
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  • Adobe Reader full installers and updates for Mac OS.
  • Adobe Acrobat updates for Mac OS.

6. Click the installer to start the installation process.

The log file is a file generated and appended to at runtime with status, operational, and error information describing what the Updater is doing. This information helps diagnose runtime problems.

In the case of installation failures, check the updater log file to know the reason of failure.

Log location

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Macintosh (Reader): ${HOME}/Library/Logs/Adobe/Adobe Acrobat Reader Updater.log
Macintosh (Acrobat):${HOME}/Library/Logs/Adobe/Adobe Acrobat DC Updater.log

Below is a list of few error codes and the suggested steps to try to resolve the errors.

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Error Title Solution
1001-1099, 1100Cannot download update files. Please verify that you are connected to the Internet and check for updates again.Try downloading Reader directly from this page.
1101-1199, 1200
Cannot save files to disk. Please check for updates again.Check for permission issues. Run Disk Utility > Repair Permissions.
1201-1299, 1300Your version of cannot be updated because the application contents have been changed. The update could not be applied because the application contents were modified since the original installation. Please reinstall and check for updates again.A file has changed or is missing. Uninstall and reinstall the program.
1301-1399, 1400Your version of cannot be updated at this time. Please check for updates again later.Enable the root user account and check updating the application.
1401-1499, 1500An error occurred. Please check for updates again later.Restart the Mac and retry.
1501-1899Updater will try again.Restart the Mac and retry.

For details on how to configure and troubleshoot the Updater, see the Acrobat-Reader Updater Guide.

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