I did not find this as having been mentioned in the DC Forum, so thought it might be useful to give the links for those who (like me) had not known about the patch.
post of 2013-02-08:Flash under attack, emergency patch issued: Update immediately
That post links to the step-by-step Adobe
instructions to perform the install and check all settings, for different browsers:Flash Player Help / Installation problems | Flash Player | Windows
I am becoming heartily sick and tired of Adobe and their blasted Flash utility.
Here's the Concise Oxford Dictionary definition of the word "utility" (my emphasis):
· n. (pl. utilities)
1 the state of being useful, profitable, or beneficial. Ø (in game theory or economics) the value of that which is sought to be maximized in any situation involving a choice.
2 a public utility.
3 Computing a utility program.
1 useful, especially through having several functions.
2 functional rather than attractive.
– ORIGIN ME: from OFr. utilite, from L. utilitas, from utilis ‘useful’.
The only thing it seems to be a utility for lately seems to be for annoyance and for delivering viruses/malware to your computer. I have it disabled from auto-playing in my Firefox browser.
By the way, be warned that this patch
offers to install Google Chrome on your computer...