The most recent patch in December 2017 brings important Adobe Flash Player update fixing some of the vulnerabilities that affect the program. It is the update version KB4053577, which patches issues that may cause the reset of its global settings preference file.
Some of the affected versions of Windows include Windows Server Version 1709, Windows 10 Version 1709, Windows Server 2016, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 10 RTM, among others.
You can download the update in 2 ways, which include the following options.
- Download using Windows Update – With the Windows Update, you will be able to turn on automatic update to install updates automatically. Simply go to Settings -> Update & Security -> then click the “Check for Updates” button.
- Use the Update Catalog of Microsoft – A stand-alone package for the update can be downloaded from the Update Catalog website of Microsoft if you don’t want to download other updates.
Nevertheless, after downloading and installing the update, a number of users were able to report a problem. This pertains to the difficulty of running video content as it seems to block Flash Player from running.
So, in order to address the issues in security updates, Microsoft and Adobe has issued quick fixes for a number of Windows applications. These would include Microsoft Office, Edge, Exchange, and Malware Protection Engine. For this reason, the new patch would address 30 vulnerabilities for Windows and other related software.
The out-of-band update will be able to fix a critical issue in the Malware Protection Engine. This is the component that drives the Microsoft Security Essentials/ Windows Defender, Microsoft Endpoint Protection, and Windows Intune Endpoint Protection for anti-malware.
This update was created in order to fix the bug in the malware protection engine. The updates from Microsoft would be made available through the Windows Update or via Automatic Updates.