Till date, the updates to Adobe's Flash were manually-based, under which a Window user had to manually update the software. But in the latest update of Adobe Flash Player version 188.8.131.52 for Windows, OS X and Linux, there is a new feature that is being added by Adobe which allows user to opt for automatic updates.
After the user performs the latest update, they would be prompted by a dialogue box, in which they could choose between automatic updates or conventional manual updates.
With the latest release, there would be a background updater that would check for updates once an hour, until it gets a response from Adobe. After getting the response that no new update is available it would snooze for 24 hours before checking again. It would use Windows task Scheduler for this activity to avoid running additional background service and hogging the resources.
This should solve the problems faced by the user, who had to update flash player for browsers separately. User can also change this option later by going into update preference in the Flash Player Settings Manager which can be found in the "Advanced" tab under "Updates". This move is being appreciated by many as it was a cumbersome job to manually update every time.
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