Adobe Animate CC (formerly Flash Professional) is an application for developing rich content, user interfaces, and web applications.
Adobe Flash Player is a multiplatform client runtime.
The two Adobe Flash Platform runtimes are Flash Player and Adobe AIR.
Although you may choose whether to receive automatic notification of updates and how frequently to receive them, Adobe is not responsible for errors or security problems that occur because the version of Flash Player on your computer is not the most current one available.
To learn more, please visit our Background updates help page.
Updates to Flash Player help ensure that Flash Player works properly and may contain important security changes.
Adobe recommends that you update to the latest version of Flash Player whenever a new version is available, especially when a security update is mentioned.