How can Adobe Flash Player send and receive messages?

Periodically, Adobe Flash Player shows a popup in the system tray area, saying that updates are available, and asking if I want to install them.

Adobe is a reputable company, so I don’t have problems with the message. However, I have a question that might help me to understand firewalls.

Here is what must have happened.

  1. AFP must have sent an outgoing message to ask: “Do you have any updates?”
  2. The AFP site sends back an incoming message, “Yes”.
  3. AFP then displays the popup, asking for permission to download.

My question is: How can the outgoing and incoming messages get past Comodo?

(BTW: I would prefer to do all my updates manually, apart from Windows Updates.)
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Find the application rule for AFP and changes its current action from “ALLOW” (which is how it’s getting out to check for updates) to “ASK”.

Thanks for your response.

I haven’t edited a rule before. If I look in Firewall > Firewall tasks > Common tasks

I can see “Define a new trusted application”. I cannot see anything about editing an existing rule.

The Help file only mentions “Define a new trusted application”.

Please advise.
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Hi OldGrantonian,

That’s not the area to find what you want. You should go Firewall > Firewall tasks > Advanced >Network Security Policy

Cheers

P.S.

Aside note: My personal opinion: never have Flash and Java auto-updates
Do standalone Setups with prior uninstalling old versions and cleaning folders leftovers and most importantly the registry

Did that. I now feel like an anorak.(:NRD)

(Or at least a second-deputy chief-assistant under-anorak 8) )

Aside note: My personal opinion: never have Flash and Java auto-updates Do standalone Setups with prior uninstalling old versions and cleaning folders leftovers and most importantly the registry

That sounds like excellent advice.
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Anytime you update flash, you should visit
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager05.html
to disable auto-update…

Also if you have multiple users you will need to do this for each user :frowning:

SD

Also Shockwave, right click on applet then go to properties.

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/

SD

Thanks, SD :-TU. Never knew that the settings are from that URL

Pretty sneaky Adobe, welcome to the cloud…

SD