How to force Flash player update

For force Flash Player check and update via command line, just run this command:

%systemroot%\System32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil11c_ActiveX.exe -update plugin

if you have 32Bit OS

%systemroot%\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil11c_ActiveX.exe -update plugin

if you have 64Bit OS

If you do not have Flash Player maybe FlashUtil11c_ActiveX.exe have a different name. Check for file FlashUtil*_ActiveX.exe


4 thoughts on “How to force Flash player update

  1. Klaus says:

    Works great, thanks you very much! Although the filename of the FlashUtil*_ActiveX.exe file was different for me (FlashUtil10s_ActiveX.exe).

  2. Klaus says:

    Okay, more issues: in my case, the ActiveX component of Flash was NOT updated (checked via I had to run run your command a second time, but with the parameter “-update activex” instead of “-update plugin”.

    I ran the commands while being logged on as administrator (Windows 7, 32 bit). The Flash updater is apparently too dumb to ask for elevated rights itself. A pretty crappy product, considering that Flash is considered a product of strategic importance for Adobe.

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