Adobe Flash Installer Hangs on Mac? Solved!

For some days now on two machines Adobe Flash has been attempting to update itself.

Each time, the installer gets to the down loader and hangs like this:

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 10.49.17 AM

The solution, fortunately, was easy to implement – nonetheless, obscure.  On my machines, all it took was changing the proxy setting in System Settings > Network:

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 10.53.59 AM

Then select Advanced:

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 10.54.13 AM

Followed by Proxies:

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 10.54.32 AM

Mine machines were set to Auto Proxy Discovery like this, which didn’t work for Adobe:

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 10.54.50 AM

Deselecting Auto Proxy Discovery, then Save > Apply solved the problem and Adobe was able to update Flash:

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 11.02.09 AM

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