Whenever Adobe releases an update to Flash Player, I get prompted to download and install the new version. I tried to find a way to set it to automatically apply updates whenever they were available, without any luck. I searched the Adobe forums, and most of the answers I found describe how to enable/disable checks for new versions.

I want to have my Flash Player up-to-date at all times, but I don't want to click through several download and installation screens every few weeks.

Is there a way to set it to auto-update?


While this method lacks finesse, it works:

  1. Go to Ninite, scroll down and select both Flash Flash plugins (IE and non-IE): Ninite

  2. Ninite will spit out an installer file. Download and run it to see how it works. In theory, if you Flash plugins are up to date, Ninite will skip installation.

  3. Open Task Scheduler and setup a task that runs this Ninite installer program every day.

Caveat: This method may fail if your browser is currently open.

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    George, Ninite is awesome! Your method has enough finesse for me. Marked as answer and will +1 as soon as I get enough rep. – Jon Crowell Mar 8 '12 at 5:28
  • Sadly but this feature now only in Ninite Pro and its cost 20$ per month. ninite.com/applist/pro.html – crazypotato Jul 7 '15 at 17:05

Adobe has not provided a method, their tool only allows the notifications to be enabled or disabled.

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  • I'll +1 your answer as soon as I get enough rep. I'll mark it as the answer unless somebody else knows a workaround. – Jon Crowell Mar 8 '12 at 3:17

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