Step 1: Get notified that Adobe Flash Player must be updated on PC to overcome (one if its many) significant security flaws.
Step 2: Be shown page to download and install latest version of Flash player on computer.
Step 3: Click ‘Allow’ in Firefox.
Step 4: Sudden pop-up of ‘Adobe Download Manager’, which distinctly shows that Mc-f*ckin’-Afee f*ckin’ virus scan is installing for no apparent reason.
Step 5: Open Firefox to see getPlusPlus something installed as a (1) plug-in, (2) extension. Yes. Both.
Step 5.5: Find link on update page that shows that McAfee is installed by default now. NO mention of f*ckin’ getPlusPlus BTW.
Step 6: Curse and wonder why Adobe Flash is used by the planet at all while uninstalling all the crapware because of upgrading Adobe f*ckin’ Flash f*ckin’ Player.
Step 6.5: Find entry for Adobe Download Manager (aka getPlusPlus) in ‘Add/Remove Programs’. So that I can easily install Flash. F*ckin’ Flash. A <1MB download.
Yes, Adobe f*ckin’ sucks.
Don’t even get me started on Adobe f*ckin’ Reader. That’s just bloated crapware – way too many ‘f**ks’ needed.
Update 3: Check a comment by Tim (below) to remove ‘getPlusPlus for Adobe’.
Update 4: My current method for updating Flash is to :
(1) uninstall it, (2) restart Firefox just to be safe [though you shouldn’t need to as of v3.6.4], (3) check Firefox plugins menu to make sure no Flash exists, (4) go to youtube.com, (5) get prompted to install Flash, (6) allow Firefox’s automated plugin installer to install Flash, which should then be the latest version available.
This circumvents any attempt by Adobe to put crapware on the computer via their installers. Even the file(s) provided by this page do not necessarily update Flash to the latest version properly.