Google Chrome has been around for years and made it to the top of the favorite browser list for many people. It was enhanced security, speed and extensions that could not be matched by the aging Internet Explorer, but that is what people wanted out of their Web browser. Speaking of security — Adobe released a new version of the Flash player. That particular update fixes 13 bugs!

So, why are you reading this article, you may ask. The usual method of manually forcing Chrome to update may or may not update Flash. This could be a big deal for some. Think about this for a second: You open up your favorite Web browser (Chrome) and you navigate to Help > About Google Chrome and you get to a screen that tells you that your Google Chrome is up to date, but in reality it may have an older version of Flash!

The good news is that you can check your Flash version and you can force Chrome to update Flash (if not up to date).

Open your Chrome browser > In the URL bar type > chrome://components > Hit ENTER

You will presented with a screen with multiple components. Look for the Adobe Flash Player component. If the version is anything other than 24.0.0.221, then you need to update it.

To force the update: click on the “Check for Update” button. The status goes from “component downloading” to “update ready” to “component updated”. This whole process takes a couple of seconds at most, so pay attention if you care to see it. Your Adobe Flash version should now be 24.0.0.221

You can also watch my short video:

Have fun and stay safe!

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