For several weeks now I get a notice to update flashplayer. I am directed to the website, download and then close out. I go to downloads page activate download and choose run. Installation is complete. A few days later I get another notification...same thing over and over. Same file over and over. I could just ignore but if I do it will automatically install after 45 days and will install Mcafee which I DO NOT WANT. Windows 10 OS Firefox browser...This needs to stop!
It sounds like you have more than one Flash Player type installed (Flash Player for different browsers) and one of those is the prompting for installation.
I could just ignore but if I do it will automatically install after 45 days and will install Mcafee which I DO NOT WANT
Third party offerings are only available from the Flash Player downloads page. No third party offering will install via Flash Player Background updates.
Thanks for posting the screenshot. Both of those are the most recent version of Flash Player, so it's odd that you keep getting prompted to install Flash Player.
The NPAPI Plugi-In is for Firefox and the PPAPI Plug-In is for Chromium-based browsers (e.g. Chrome, Opera). They aren't interchangeable. If you only use Chrome, there is no need to install the PPAPI Plug-In separately as Google embeds Flash Player in Chrome and releases updates to the embedded version.
I would perform a complete uninstall of Flash Player, reboot the system, then install Flash Player NPAPI plugin for Firefox, in the following order:
I wonder if the notice is a fake. This is common. If you give in and follow a link, you get a virus or worse.
How do I remove one?
There's a couple things going on here, so I'd like to unpack that one by one.
When people are complaining about getting McAfee with no opportunity to opt out, it's usually one of a couple things:
When people are getting prompted to install every few days: