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do i need this 'new' update or FlashPlayer for I.E.

  1. #1


    Posts : 279
    Windows 8 (plain '8')

    do i need this 'new' update or FlashPlayer for I.E.



    I am using Google Chrome as my browser and never use Internet Explorer although it 'is' available to load if i wanted to use I.E.
    However just now have important update (see below) ... do i still need to install this update ? thanks in advance .. here is the download:
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    Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 8 for X64-based Systems (KB3049508)

    Download size: 34.0 MB - 34.1 MB
    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.


    Update type: Important
    A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.


    More information:
    Microsoft security advisory: Update for vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer: April 15, 2015


    Help and Support:
    Microsoft Support




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  2. #2


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Yes, I would recommend you keep IE updated.
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do i need this 'new' update or FlashPlayer for I.E.
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