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Update Adobe Flash Player to Avoid Exploit

This news item expired June 30, 2008. It may contain out-of-date information.
Adobe Flash Player has been actively exploited in the last few days by hackers who are defacing web sites and installing malicious ".swf" files. Password loggers are at least one of the unwanted programs being installed. This activity makes it even more important that you have updated your Adobe Flash Player to the latest version, as the current version does not appear to be vulnerable to this exploit. To update Adobe Flash Player:[list=1]
[*]Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/current/uninstall_flash_player.exe
[*]Close all running applications.
[*]Run the uninstaller.
[*]Reboot your computer.
[*]Click on the following link to run the installer: http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-FLASH
This installer must be run from within each browser you use.
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