Disabling auto-update/Flash asking for update

  • I use Opera portable 44.0.2510.857. I have 2 problems, I searched in forums but I don't find anything.

    1. I prefer not to receive update for any software, also the browser. The softwares become bigger, the pc slower, and the functions are the same and sometimes the last version in worse than previous.
      It seems that in Opera I must necesasarily acccept updates. I don't see the option "disalble updates". How is it possible? This would be my choice. Is there this option? Where?
    2. The same problem happens for for adobe flash palyer in Opera. I have not the last version of flash player and I don't want to update it. Firefox warn me and I authorize to go on. If I go on a site that requires flash palyer Opera blocks navigation and say "update adobe flash player" and dosn't give any choice. Or update or to not navigate. Could I set to mavigate with old verioson of plugn?
      Thanks
  • Is there this option?

    Nope. You can try renaming the auto-updater executable in Opera's installation folder.

    Could I set to mavigate with old verioson of plugn?

    Do you have the correct Flash installed? Opera and other Chromium based browsers use PPAPI Flash plugin which is different from the one used by Firefox.

  • <<<You can try renaming the auto-updater executable in Opera's installation folder.

    I see a file "opera_autoupdate.exe". Will I change name in aaa.exe? Or cancel it?

    <<< Do you have the correct Flash installed? Opera and other Chromium based browsers use PPAPI Flash plugin which is different from the one used by Firefox.

    I have both

    • flash player 22 NPAPI
    • flash player 22 PPAPI
  • I see a file "opera_autoupdate.exe". Will I change name in aaa.exe? Or cancel it?

    Just rename it.

    I have both

    Then there's nothing much to be done.

  • I have both
    

    Then there's nothing much to be done.

    You could change this strange feature e leave the choice to user -) .

  • You could change this strange feature e leave the choice to user -)

    They limit the use of old versions of Flash due to security reasons.

    Anyway, you can request the change in Suggestions Box forum.

  • Excuse my English, but totally disabling any-all updates can't be clever. Unless you're a total geek and know what you're doing.

  • In a secondary pc I navigate with Windows XP a old version of firefox (I don't remember exactly, peraphs 44) old version of java and flash palyr without any antivirus. I pay some attention about sites I visit and emails. I am not expert and NEVER (repet NEVER) had problems. One time I had a virus from a pendrive.

    Theese "security reasons" mean this: software become more and more large, pc become slow, until you need to buy another pc. -)

  • Sardi, on the contrary, my last Adobe Flash update made my video experience more relaxed, playing more stable, the CPU lower even it might seem.
    I'm on an old laptop, with Windows XP. My Olde Opera has become of very little use, so I've practically abandoned it; I do have a couple of older versions of Firefox but there're glitchy - while the latest one is all right; I do have a couple of other browsers, including Opera 36..80, for when the up-to-date Firefox can't seem to cope (or too slow): see, I use multiple extensions to improve my Firefox browsing - those older versions "disapprove" of some, while some extensions are maintained (constantly developed) in a way to get most compatible (not forgetting authentication issues).

  • Excuse my English, but totally disabling any-all updates can't be clever. Unless you're a total geek and know what you're doing.

    Usually if you need the latest software version to access to any site you are advised to update it.

    BTW, security patches are needed.

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