Microsoft released KB4471331 update to fix Adobe Flash Player security vulnerability

CVE-2018-15981

Yesterday, we mentioned that Flash Player was found to have a serious zero-day vulnerability. Although Adobe fixes it immediately, other platforms still need time to synchronize.

For example, Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in the plug-in. The upgrade and update of the plug-in are completed by Microsoft through the system update push patch.

At present, Microsoft has released the KB4471331 update for upgrading the Flash Player plugin. Users should update it immediately regardless of whether the plugin is used or not.

Why do I have to install this type of update:

We recommend that you uninstall the stand-alone Flash Player plug-in because it is basically not used, but some software and websites still need plug-in support.

For this situation, if you use Google Chrome, you don’t have to worry about it because Google will update it. Similarly, IE and Edge browsers are also supported by Microsoft.

Only use other browsers such as Firefox browser to manually download and install this plugin.

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