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Editorial: Adobe's Flash Updater is Bloated and Shady

Being one of the most prolific sources of security vulnerabilities in Windows and other platforms, Adobe Flash Player needs no introduction. In spite of that reputation, and the fact that the rest of the industry is moving away from Flash, Microsoft surprised many of us by bundling the software with its operating system for the first time with Windows 8. This is after previously announcing that they wouldn't allow Flash in the Metro version of Internet Explorer 10 -- a decision the company later reversed.

I was glad when the Adobe Flash Player Updater was released in March. Finally the day had come when our machines would be silently updated with the latest Flash version... or so I thought. It'd just seem Adobe is making all possible efforts to make its software more bloated and less attractive to all consumers, here's why.

Leaked: Adobe Flash Player 10.2 for Motorola Xoom

Adobe already announced that Flash Player 10.2 coming to Android next week, in final form for Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) and Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread) devices and in beta form for Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb) tablets. Still, clearly someone near…