How to prevent flash from updating
When Flash Player starts, it reads its settings from this file, and uses them to manage its functionality, for e.g. Assuming a default Windows installation, Flash Player looks for the file in the following system directory: Windows (Vista, XP, 2000 and 7) %WINDIR%\System32\Macromed\Flash Note: The %WINDIR% location represents the Windows system directory, such as C:\WINDOWS.
For 64-bit machines, the System directory is Sys Wow64, instead of System32.
You'll be a lot safer, because a large chunk of the malware attacking web browsers worldwide is dependent on Flash Player flaws.
Uncheck “Notify me when an update to Adobe Flash Player is available” option and close the web page: 6. According to is sufficient for blocking autoupdate.
Browse to following User specific location and check if file is available : "C:\Users\[User_Name]\App Data\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\" To cross check this settings, login into another user account and copy the file the location pertaining to the current user. In the section titled "Administrator configuration of auto-update notification and background update process" the following note appears: Note: Settings in override the users settings and users cannot change it through Settings Manager. "mms.cfg" is a machine specific setting whereas "settings.sol" is user specific setting.
(If you still need Flash, then please set it to run only when you decide to let it run.
Here's our piece explaining how to set Adobe Flash Player to click-to-run.) 1.