In recent coverage of the Flashback variants over the past few months, you can see how easily fake Flash installers can look like the real thing ( Such determinations may take a keen eye at times, especially since malware developers quickly change these elements and thereby make them impossible to reliably describe for identification.
To make sure that Flash is enabled, There are three different types of Flash Players: an Active X version for Internet Explorer, a Chrome version built into the browser and a plugin version for Firefox and some other browsers.
The biggest change this month for Windows users and specifically for people responsible for maintaining lots of Windows machines is that Microsoft has replaced individual security bulletins for patches with a single “Security Update Guide.” This change follows closely on the heels of a move by Microsoft to bar home users from selectively downloading specific updates and instead issuing all monthly updates as one big patch blob.
Microsoft’s claims that customers have been clamoring for this consolidated guide notwithstanding, many users are likely to be put off by the new format, which seems to require a great deal more clicking and searching than under the previous rubric.
Instead, enable them to notify you when an update is available, and then only download the update directly from the developer.
By doing this you will be sure the software you download is legitimate and up-to-date.