TechNote (updated): Macromedia Flash Player supports notification of software updates by periodically checking for new versions of the player on the macromedia website. Flash Player never runs in the background to perform the auto-update check. The check is only performed when the player is loaded to view Flash content, typically in the browser, and by default only occurs if it has been at least 30 days since the last time it checked for updates. IT administrators can customize the update notification behavior for their users. The auto-update notification settings can be configured in two ways: user settings or an administrator deployed configuration file.
December 22, 2005