Learn why Flash™ Player is not working after updating
What causes Flash Player to stop functioning after updating? Learn how to fix the issue
Internet has revolutionized the way we use computers. Internet provides connectivity and data transfer like never before. Flash video is a common type of video format used widely over the Internet. Unlike normal video playback formats Flash provides users with very high compression rates that are ideal for sending data across the Internet. With a Flash Player installed, users can directly stream and view video files on the system without having to download it or saving it. Flash Player is a software that supports Flash formats. Without Flash Player installed, users would not be able to play Flash format videos or stream such formats from Internet. Flash Player software has been around for a long time now. As Flash related technology is constantly evolving, the Flash Player installed on your system must be also updated to ensure that the player can handle all of the latest formats and variations. However, there are some issues that might come up with the updation of Flash Player. These problems include Flash Player not working issue. The Flash Player installed on your system might not be working after updation because of many reasons. Some of them include problems with the update files being downloaded and installed, issues within the registry, user downloading incompatible version of Flash Player etc.
Tips to fix the issue of Flash Player not working after update:
- Downgrade player
- Check for malwares
- Repeat update/ reinstall
If the updated version of Flash Player downloaded and installed on your system is incompatible with the browser or the Operating System, then Flash Player would not function. In such cases, it is recommended that users downgrade the Flash Player to a more suitable version which works on the OS. When the compatible version specific to the OS comes out, users can upgrade the version. The problem might be also with bugs in the updated version and downgrading the player to previous version would solve the issue.
Check for malwares
As Flash Player updates are downloaded from the Internet and installed on the system, it is possible that some malwares also getting downloaded to the system because of the Internet connectivity. These malwares might be preventing the functioning of the updated version of Flash Player and removing the malwares from the system using an updated antivirus program would resolve the issue.
The Flash Player not working after update issue might be also because the update for the Flash Player did not get downloaded correctly or some issues came up during the installation process. Users facing Flash Player not working after update problem are advised to uninstall the Flash Player from the system, close the browser and then download the updated version again for a reinstall. This would clear off any errors and get the Flash Player working.
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