Recently, a large number of PowerPoint users experienced troubles with opening .pptx presentations that contained Flash
objects due to an issue in the previous version of Flash Player (version 188.8.131.52). Thanks to Adobe’s high attention to this problem, this issue has been resolved and the fix is included in the latest official update (version 184.108.40.206). We recommend all MS PowerPoint users upgrade to the latest version of Flash Player and turn on Windows automatic updating if it was turned off before.
However, the corrupted PowerPoint files can’t be restored with just an update of the Flash Player ActiveX component. Don’t worry, because we have a solution for that.
A detailed log on this bug is available on the Adobe website:
How to update your Flash Player
The Adobe Flash Player component is updated automatically with your system. If you turned off automatic updates, see how to turn them on again.
Windows 8 / 10
- Press the Win key on your keyboard and type in Windows Update and launch the app.
- Then go to Change Settings on the left.
- Set Install updates automatically and then click OK.
- You can open the Windows Update window again and click Check for updates.
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
- Open Internet Explorer (it is important to use your Windows IE Browser).
- Go to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
- Download and install Flash Player.
- During installation, select Allow Adobe to install updates.
To check the version of your Flash Player
- Open Internet Explorer on your PC.
- Enter http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
- In the Version Information block you will see the version number.
Thank you for checking this important information. We will keep you updated on any changes or possible issues with Flash Player in this blog and help you to avoid any problems in the future.