Flash Player Security Update Failure Error


Adobe Flash is a plugin that provides a rich interface for the Internet applications. If you’re fed up with the Flash Player security update failure error, here’s the guide to fix this issue.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

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Disable Hardware Acceleration

If your Adobe Flash Player shows an error, there’s a good chance that the Hardware Acceleration, a feature that quickens video decoding performance, is not working correctly. Windows typically uses this feature during the playback of animated videos, 3D designing software, and gameplays to prevent encountering fewer Frames Per Second (FPS) problem.

  1. Go to Adobe Flash Player Configurations page.
  2. Right-click the Adobe Flash Player logo, select the Settings option. Remember, it is an object, not a mere image.
  3. It opens a new dialog with a couple of options.
  4. Click the Display tab.
  5. Uncheck the box named Hardware Acceleration.
  6. Click Close to save changes and exit.

Perform Selective Startup

Selective Startup is a boot type which prevents the execution of third-party log-in items interfering with the normal Windows functioning. Flash Player security update failure error occurs due to conflicting background programs.

  1. Press Windows Key + X.
  2. Select Run.
  3. Type MSConfig in the new dialog, click OK.
  4. Click the General tab.
  5. Choose the Selective startup option.
  6. Uncheck the Load startup items.
  7. Click Apply.
  8. Click the Services tab.
  9. Check-up Hide all Microsoft services checkbox.
  10. Automatically uncheck all Non-Microsoft items by clicking on Disable All.
  11. Click Apply, and then OK.

Turn Off Enhanced Protected Mode

Enhanced Protected Mode is a feature in Internet Explorer that prevents the execution of malicious codes and objects. This feature, which guards your browser with an additional security layer prevents web pages from loading malicious scripts attempting to read or write the OS functions. At times, it may not function correctly and generate an error.

  1. Type inetcpl.cpl in the Search Box on your Taskbar.
  2. Open it from the Search Results.
  3. Click the Advanced tab in the new dialog that opens.
  4. Scroll down the list.
  5. Under the Security category, uncheck the Enable enhanced protected mode box.
  6. Click Apply, and then OK.

Delete Stored Website Data

Remove the data stored by different websites onto your local computer. It includes individual settings, user preferences, and much more information.

  1. Visit the Adobe Flash Player Configurations page.
  2. The configuration box displayed on your screen is not a mere image. It is a Flash object which enables you to change the storage settings.
  3. Click the Delete All Sites button.
  4. Exit and re-open the browser after successful completion.

Delete Local Content To Fix Flash Player Security Update Failure

Adobe Flash stores its data into the application data directory. You might want to clean up the folder contents to resolve the issue.

  1. Exit Google Chrome. Click the File Explorer icon on your Taskbar.
  2. Open the following directory:
    • C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\UserData\PepperFlash
  3. Empty the folder contents, including files and sub-folders.

Disable Integrated Flash Version

Two different builds of Flash Player may affect the functioning of your browser and cause a problem.  Load the list of plugins and disable the integrated version.

  1. In the Address Bar window, type the following:
    • chrome://plugins
  2. Press ENTER.
  3. Expand the Adobe Flash node.
  4. The browser will expand Flash integrated and standalone versions.
  5. Disable the integrated version, keep the standalone version enabled. It’ll gray out the disabled entry.
  6. Close and re-open the browser.

Troubleshoot Conflicting Modules

Developers have bundled browser modules with dependencies for the smooth functioning of Google Chrome. The problem arises when one or more third party modules interfere with the normal functioning and make Flash show an error.

  1. In the Address Bar, type the following and press ENTER:
    • Chrome:/conflicts
  2. Identify and remove the problematic modules. If the computer fails to detect such modules, it’ll display a message: No conflicts found

Repair DLL Registration Entries

The registry is a database that consists of your system settings and user profile. Unregister and reregister the IEProxy.dll file entries into your Registry.

  1. Press Windows Key + X.
  2. Select Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. Type the following and press ENTER:
    • Regsvr32 -u IEProxy.dll
    • Regsvr32 IEProxy.dll
    • Exit
  4. After finishing up, restart your computer.

Delete Browsing Activity

You might want to try erasing the corrupt browsing history, cookies, and other data.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the three dots icon on the upper right corner of your screen.
  3. Point to More tools, select Clear browsing data.
  4. Select the beginning of time option in the drop-down box.
  5. Check all the boxes.
  6. Click on Clear Browsing Data.
  7. It may take some time to clear up browser cookies, history, and cache contents.

Disable Non-Microsoft Plugins

Plugins are software that extends the functionality of your browser. Flash error occurs due to incompatible or corrupted plugin files.

  1. Type about:plugins in the Address Bar.
  2. Press ENTER.
  3. Disable all unused plugins.

If none of the above solutions address your problem, you may want to try some additional solutions for Flash Player crashes.


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