Adobe Flash Player KB4287903
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Microsoft is rolling out new security updates for Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10. The June 2018 Update for Adobe Flash Player is available on Windows 10 and 8.1. As always, you can download KB4074595 from Microsoft Update Catalog and manually patch the software on your computer.

You can install the patch on all versions of Windows 10 including the original RTM, and it resolves vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. Adobe in a blog post explains that the update also addresses a critical vulnerability CVE-2018-5002 that exists in the wild and is being used in limited attacks against Windows users.

The company explains that the vulnerability could allow the attacker to leverage Office documents with embedded malicious Flash Player content distributed via email.

Adobe Flash Player KB4287903 Download Links for Windows 10

Windows 10 KB4287903 for Adobe Flash Player Direct Download Links: 64-bit and 32-bit.

Flash Player will be retired by the end of 2020

Adobe last year announced that the Flash Player will be retired in 2020. The company earlier this year also released a new version of Flash Player to address the reported security issues. The updates for Adobe Flash Player mostly include fixes for security issues.

Adobe’s Flash Player is insanely popular and is still being used by some companies and customers. The player has long been one of the most vulnerable pieces of software on Windows computers, and it certainly makes sense to retire the player.

“Over time, we’ve seen helper apps evolve to become plugins, and more recently, have seen many of these plugin capabilities get incorporated into open web standards. Today, most browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plugins directly into browsers and deprecating plugins,” Adobe said at that time.

Adobe last year also confirmed that it will work with Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and others to make the transition as smooth as possible. Adobe Flash Player is still popular and the companies still using the player are already in the process to upgrade to a better solution before 2020.

Adobe will continue releasing security fixes for the Flash Player until the companies migrate to a better solution and the platform is discontinued.

  • Youri

    I’ve received this update yesterday. Upon turning off my pc, I commanded W10 to update and turn off. When I just turned on my pc this morning, W10 started to update. It’s at 89% now, after 50 minutes.
    Could anyone tell me why it’s going so slow on an Intel i7 4771, 16gb OC ram and only fast SSD’s (m.2 – , pci-e – and hybrid SSD’s)?

    • Mayank Parmar

      It has nothing to do with the hardware configuration. Give it sometime, and the system will install the update. It happens sometimes.

      • Youri

        O hey, quick reply.
        Yah, it just finished, but on a friday morning when I really need to do some work, it just starts updating. Quite frustrating.

        Could anyone, perhaps you, tell me why Microsoft decided to reinstall Edge on my PC (which I removed a while ago because I do not use it) and reinstate Windows Defender (which I disabled because I’ve been with Eset since they were known under another name) ? Oh, and why Windows Defender warns me for using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ?

        I’m quite the (hardware-like) IT guy and a former cyberSec consultant, but this whole Windows issue annoys me quite a lot.

        • Mayank Parmar

          I use Active Hours feature to delay the updates when I’m at work.

          I am not sure why Microsoft would reinstall Edge, maybe it happened when you upgraded the PC to a newer version of Windows 10. You can disable it again :)

          I’d suggest you to keep both Windows Defender and Malwarebytes up-to-date. If Windows Defender still warns you for using Malwarebytes, contact the support team. It would be a compatibility issue.