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Adobe Flash Player

Download/Usage Note
If you are using the Google Chrome browser, Adobe® Flash® Player is built-in but has been disabled.


Runs in the background

Easy for newcomers

Seamless integration

Great for developers

Works with multiple file formats

Freezes at times

Whats New (version

In today's scheduled release, we've updated Flash Player with important bug and security fixes.

Full Details
App NameAdobe Flash Player
SloganView Flash multimedia content through your browser
PublisherAdobe Systems
Publisher web site
Release DateJune 09, 2020
Update Last 6 Month2 time(s)
Last Update On2020/07/28
File NameExternal File
File SizeNot Available
Main OSWindows
Compatible WithWindows XP/Vista/7/8/10
SubcategoryOther Browser Add-ons & Plugins
VirusTotal FlagsAlso available on Android and Mac
VirusTotal Scan LinkCheck Scan
Total Downloads40831657
Downloads Last 7 Days3561
PRICE And Limits
License ModelFree
LimitationsNot available

The Adobe Flash Player app integrates well as a plug-in and a tool to develop all types of games, interactive tools, and works great as a video player. It has a slightly complex interface, but otherwise it’s a simple setup for most media. It’s easy to jump into as a novice and runs quietly in the background without interrupting your work.It supports several data formats including AMF, SWF, XML, and JSON. The multimedia formats which are supported by Flash Player include MP3, FLV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and RTMP. The other features which are supported include accelerated graphics rendering, multithread video decoding, and webcam support for StageVideo.
Flash Player is a lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones, and devices. Adobe Flash Player software is a cross-platform browser plug-in that delivers breakthrough web experiences and is installed on more than 98% of Internet-connected desktops. Adobe Flash Player 13 explores a new architecture for high-performance 2D or 3D GPU hardware accelerated graphics rendering by Adobe, which provides low-level Stage3D APIs for advanced rendering in apps and gives framework developers classes of interactive experiences. Flash Player is optimized for high performance on mobile screens and designed to take advantage of native device capabilities, enabling richer, and more immerse user experiences.
The app works on multiple platforms. These include Mac, Windows, iPhone, and Android devices. Adobe Flash Player for Android, in particular, is unique because it buries itself into the operating system as a separate entity.


Staying Secure
Ensure your Flash Player installation is secure and up to date. Simply select “Allow Adobe to install updates” during the installation process or choose this option anytime in the cross-platform control panel.

Take your gaming to the next level with the Player’s incredible Stage 3D graphics. Smooth, responsive, and incredibly detailed games are a click away. Adobe added support for game controllers so come get your game on!

High Performance
Experience hardware accelerated HD video with perfect playback using the platform.

Seamless functionality

This flash player runs in the background, in most cases. This makes for a smooth overall experience. You don’t have to jump into the settings section or install other programs to make it run properly.

Outplayed in animation

This program is great for animation. However, alternatives like Toon Boom Studio give it a run for its money in this category.

Some security issues

This application requires constant updates because of certain security risks that bad actors find in its code. It requires certain permissions to run properly, and hackers can find holes to jump in and sabotage the player. The Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 is the riskiest iteration of the program.


Where other developer tools take a hit in the ease-of-use department, Adobe Flash shines. It uses code snippets to create an easier work environment.

Full-screen support

Adobe Flash allows games and videos to run in fullscreen. It also has keyboard and mouse support across all platforms and browsers. There’s infinite scrolling, mouse lock, right- and middle-click events, and relative mouse coordinates. It runs great, and the shortcuts for video players function properly. Gaming, however, suffers from a few setbacks.

HD quality video and streaming

This plug-in provides top-notch video playback quality because of its GPU hardware optimization and use of chipsets that scale across multiple platforms.

Adobe Flash Player , the browser extension mainly designed to stream Flash video files in your browser, shows a quantum leap in performance over previous versions. It has a number of new features designed to take full advantage of the newer 64-bit browsers and operating systems available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. This makes it a more effective tool for Web developers and anyone who enjoys media-rich applications or sites like YouTube. However, with the improvement come a few headaches that users of certain browsers may encounter.

If you use Google Chrome, there is no need to download Adobe Flash Player 11, as it comes as part of the download package. For those using other browsers, you may be prompted to update depending on your settings. This isn’t a program that will be prominent for most users — it works primarily in the background. And while it can be accessed from the toolbar of your browser, we don’t recommend tinkering around with this plug-in unless you’re an experienced professional. Web developers will notice it has better integration with browsers’ JavaScript console. This version is configured to use system resources more efficiently and provide enhanced high-resolution bitmap support for more detailed and accelerated videos and graphics.

The key features :


ActionScript 3.0

New virtual machine

New H.264/HE-AAC options

Flash Player Cache

Increased performance

Enhanced security


Display API

File upload/download

Enhanced expressiveness

External API

Asynchronous communication model


Consistent experiences

Express Install

Input Method Editor (IME) support

Lightweight footprint

Accessibility support

Adobe Flash 11 is not without a few flaws, and users of Google Chrome are most likely to encounter them. Flash Player 11 is subject to freezing up the browser, giving a prompt at the top of a tab saying the player isn’t responding, with a prompt to stop it. Once it is stopped, it will restart automatically, but it leaves an annoying message at the top of every open browser tab reporting the obvious fact that it has crashed. Mac users should be aware that it requires OS X 10.6 or higher running on an Intel platform to function properly. For the most part, however, this program brings faster, better graphics that even those who don’t understand what a plug-in does will appreciate.