FIXED !!! "Adobe Flash Player is out of date"

  • The fix is near the end, but I hope that reading the entire post will help for any future troubles...

    I had the same problem as many others - I'm not sure when it actually started, but pages that use Flash show the error "Adobe Flash Player is out of date".

    I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64bit, Opera version 48.0.2685.50.
    When I first noticed the error I was running Flash 27.0.0.130.
    I upgraded to the latest Flash - 27.0.0.170, but still had the error.
    I've checked Turbo mode - not enabled.
    Privacy mode - no change.
    I've tried adding explicit permissions/exceptions - no change.
    I've cleared all cache, temp files, etc. - no change.
    I've restarted my PC - no change.
    I've reset all Opera settings to default by deleting the "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable" folder - no change.

    OK, so it's probably not Opera... Read on!!!

    I opened Windows Control Panel and looked at Flash Player's Updates tab and it showed 27.0.0.170 as the ActiveX version, but it still showed 27.0.0.130 for the NPAPI and PPAPI Plug-In

    Versions. I uninstalled the older NPAPI and PPAPI Flash versions via "Programs and Features" (also called "Applications", "Add/Remove Programs" in other Windows versions) and reinstalled Flash.

    Only the PPAPI version was reinstalled, but it now shows as version 27.0.0.170.

    I went page to the problem web page, and...

    IT WORKS!!!!

    Note - This updated for both Opera and Chrome(?) - both of which use the PPAPI version. For other browsers, first remove the old versions of Flash to ensure that there isn't a conflict, then open the browser for which you want to enable Flash, browse to "Https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer" and deselect the optional offers, run the installer. It should detect, download, and install the proper version of Flash, based on the browser you are using for the installation.
    FYI - Internet Explorer uses the ActiveX version, Chrome and Opera (both are Chromium-based browsers) use PPAPI, but supposedly Google Chrome integrates and supports Flash as part of the browser "package", Firefox and Safari use NPAPI. (See https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1054736).

    I hope this can help others - I know stuff like this can be frustrating.

  • Thanks man now adobe flash player works 😉

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